The audience was enthralled by the musical entertainment provided in three parts by enthusiastic dancers and singers. The new Lord Mayor Ann Taylor described the entertainment as brilliant and wished the hosts of the Northgate Community Centre and the Gurkha Peace Foundation every success for charitable projects here and in Nepal.
The three contrasting acts started with the children of the Gurkhas who presented cultural Nepalese dancing. This was followed by cabaret and excerpts from the shows performed by the Phoenix Performing Arts Group. Finally Hannah brought to life the sound of Karen Carpenter. Enjoyment was such that almost everyone stayed to watch and listen half an hour beyond schedule.
Prem Limbu an ex-Gurkha who was invalided out of the army provided a compassionate presentation of the humanitarian causes that the Gurkha Peace Foundation supports. These included the Blind School and handicapped children such as the girls who write with their toes and mouth due to the lack of arms.
Brian Staley said ‘The youngsters who entertained us richly deserve far more support from the media. They all do so much for our community and charities and the standard is incredible. Daughters of Gurkhas constantly provide new variations of cultural Nepalese dancing. The Phoenix Performing Arts group reach a high professional standard and Hannah’s singing is not surpassed by anyone that I have heard on radio or TV.”
It is the aspiration of the Gurkha Peace Foundation to work with good and worthy projects within our local community as well as those in Nepal. The Northgate Community Centre does so much for the elderly in our district and deserves all our support. Ann Bradley and her staff work so hard for local people and have been so supportive for this event.