Alya party passes target
WESTHEAD Village Hall was buzzing with both children of all ages and grown-ups – also of all ages – having the time of their lives.
Alya Elesedy was once more using the occasion of her birthday to provide a fun day for her family and friends and also to raise money for the Gorsilaure Project which, for almost 20 years, has been reaching out to the destitute children (and adults) of the Congo.
This year, Alya’s party had a chocolate theme, which included a chocolate fountain and lots of different kinds of chocolate to sample.
There was also chocolate among the variety of prizes to be won by the lucky participants in the party’s lively games.
However, despite indulging in this chocolate extravaganza, Alya’s guests were also able to do justice to the sumptuous buffet she had prepared.
No-one could contest the fact that, as far as a having a great old time was concerned, Alya’s birthday bash was a resounding success.However, this memorable occasion also knew success on a whole other level.
The specific purpose for which Alya created the event was to raise money to set up a website for Gorsilaure, so that the project’s urgent humanitarian outreach could become more widely known and supported.
Her guests contributed so generously to her raffle and to the purchase of her delicious, home-made cakes that, by the end of the party, Alya had raised just a little in excess of the exact amount she needed.