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Fundraising Successes

A Good Time Had by All at Fundraising Auction Lunch
- May 2010

What an amazing time we all had, from start to finish. The food was timely and delicious, the entertainment line-up was more than phenomenal, and the auction itself sent one person straight to enlightenment with all the japa malas he bid for and won (Tony F)!

The climax of the afternoon was watching a video of Amma, which spurred nearly all of us to dance, with liberating joy bursting from our hearts, as a magical mala formed around the room, whilst holding hands. Amma's grace was more than with us as the sun shone down through the large open terraced windows throughout the day, whilst the view of Hyde Park enchanted.

A great success full of fun, love, respect and co-operation within the hearts of the London Amma Community. Special thanks to: Lou Beckerman (singer), Justin Hoffman (laughter therapy), Kalyani (henna and face-painting), Laksmi Vinod (bhaktamanjari), Alexia (Indian classical dance), Sharan and Kushual (keyboard), Christine Radjabou (classical, jazz cabaret) and to those who donated items for the auction as well as homemade goodies.And above all our sincerest gratitude to all those who made the effort to endeavour with us towards building a UK-based Amma Ashram.

And, of course to Amma herself for making this possible! The funds raised were an unexpected surprise from all those generous souls, we more than met last year's total.

Click here to view photos of the event

Stratford-upon-Avon Half-Marathon 2010

Mike Sofroniou completed his half-marathon around Stratford-upon-Avon in aid of Amma's visit costs, raising more than 500 which Mike described as "brilliant". "I managed to finish the course without major damage," he said. "Thank you all and I might even try it again next year!"






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