Fundraising for Guria at Annual Christmas Fair in UK
Maria Stahl, a supporter of Guria, and her friend Mylie set up a Guria stall at the Annual Christmas Fair of the International Women’s Club in Reigate, Surrey in the UK. The stall featured hand-made beads from Benares glass and clay, and hand-painted wooden toys and statues also from Benares. They sold greeting cards made by the children at the Non Formal Education centre in Varanasi as part of an art therapy project, as well as beautiful hand-woven Benares silk scarves and shawls made by marginalized women who have received help from Guria.
In addition to the Guria stall, Maria was invited to a special birthday party hosted by her friends Patricia and Gary Phillips from Bermuda at a well-known restaurant in London. There, she gave a short talk about Guria, and received £150 in donations.
Altogether, Maria raised £500 for Guria!