COOKING UP FUN AND FUNDS IN KYOTO
A special Xmas charity party in aid of friends in West Bengal, India
but please bring baked goods to sell!!
Join us on Sunday 15 December 2013
at Tadg’s Irish Restaurant & Bar
1.00 pm ~ 6.00 pm
(visit: www.tadgs.com for directions)
All proceeds will be donated to buy Greenway biomass cookstoves for families in West Bengal, India. For more details, visit: kopernik.info
A message from Kevin Ramsden:
I would like you all to know about a really cool fundraising event, “Cooks4Cooks”, coming up on the afternoon of Sunday December 15th at Tadg’s Irish Restaurant & Bar, Kyoto (see www.tadgs.com for map and details). This will be a bit of a Xmas bash for all-comers, and all are most definitely welcome. The purpose is to raise a ton of money to buy much needed environmentally friendly cooking apparatus, the Greenway biomass smart stove (picture attached here) for families in West Bengal, India (see the website: www.kopernik/info for the full story.) The main fundraising methods for this will be (1) a bring-and-buy baked goods sale and (2) a raffle for a bunch of great culinary related prizes. There will also be some kids entertainment on offer, a bit of carol singing (if the mood takes us) and a visit from Santa for the kids. Here are the details:
Place: Tadg’s Irish Restaurant & Bar
Date: Sunday December 15th
Time: 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Features: a bring-and-buy (or just buy for non-cooks) baked goods sale, prize raffle, entertainment, all afternoon 1,000 yen lunch set, kids entertainment and a visit from the REAL Santa, a bit of a Crimbo sing-a-long (maybe), and all in a smoke-free zone.
Basically, we would like anybody who can make and bake their own cookies, cakes, pies, bread, etc, to knock something up and bring it along to put in the baked goods sale. All profits from the sale of these goods will go into the “pot” to buy the eco-cookers, hence the event title “Cooks4Cooks”. In addition, you can buy raffle tickets at 200 yen each or 6 for 1,000 yen to give yourself the chance of winning one of the tasty prizes offered up by our generous sponsors, eg: Xmas dinner for two at Tadg’s, a 5,000 yen voucher to spend at the Gael pub in Gion, a 5,000 yen voucher for Café Foodelica, Papa Jon’s famous cheesecakes, to name just a few. Tickets are on sale now, so can be bought well in advance of the event as well as on the day itself. The raffle will be held during the afternoon of the event and all winners not present will be able to check for winning tickets on Tadg’s website (www.tadgs.com) for a few days after the event.
In addition to the foodie stuff, we would like to make this a real family Xmas kind of do, so welcome families with nippers along to enjoy the fun and games. We plan to have a visit from Santa at around 3.00 pm, so would ask that you come early enough with the wee ones so that they don’t miss out. We would also like parents to bring along a small, wrapped gift of about 500 yen value (with the child’s name printed on), for each of their kids so that Santa can do his jolly old thing and pull them out of the sack as a surprise.
The bar, of course, will be open for a little relaxation and casual imbibing, and coffee will also be available for those who can’t wait to nibble on the bonanza of baked items they have bought.
Please drop in, bring friends and let others know, so that we can make this event a huge success, and extend the spirit of Xmas to helping our Indian sisters and brothers in their time of need.
See you there
Thank you Kevin! Fabulous raffle prizes are listed after the jump! Continue reading