The Gurkha Dinner for Schools and Parents
In May, twenty Gurkhas will arrive in Sydney to support, with the Australian Army, Gurkhas Australia efforts to raise funds to rebuild 24 of the 1700 Gurkha veteran’s homes destroyed in the Nepalese earthquakes. Gurkhas have fought alongside Australian soldiers since Gallipoli.
Gurkhas Australia are running two days of events, one aimed at Year 12 students from Sydney schools on Sunday 21st May; the other with corporates on the following morning of Monday 22nd May. Both days include a Gurkha Challenge with 12 teams each supported by an Australian Army Officer and a Gurkha, followed by a Gurkha cooked fundraising curry meal along with some remarkable speakers, martial demonstrations and personal stories.
The objective of these activities is to help raise sufficient funds to rebuild veteran’s homes destroyed in the Nepal earthquakes. With Vice-Regal encouragement, Prime Ministerial support for a heavyweight Federal presence, Army and British Government in attendance, there will be high profile speakers, media and political impact.
The Gurkha Curry Dinner
As well as being extraordinary soldiers, Gurkhas are by nature both warm and hospitable. The dinner will be prepared by a Gurkha military chef and there will be a soldier on each guest table. Buffet style curries will be served and guests will be encouraged to learn how to eat these without utensils. The dress code is ‘shirt sleeve order’.
The dinner will feature filmed coverage of Gurkha actions in Afghanistan, personal stories from both Australian soldiers and Gurkha Riflemen, senior military and Federal speakers, a martial display of kukri drills, a Gurkha piper and a short auction.
Your table will seat nine guests with the tenth seat being filled by a solider.
Please visit the website here which outlines Gurkha involvement with Australian soldiers since Gallipoli including more recent acts of tremendous courage in support of Australian Special Forces.