Alya party passes tar­get

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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.

Sis­ter Mar­garet Rose, left, with Alya Elesedy and Sis­ter Marie

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