Brickjam is returning to Cardiff this month – and each ticket sold means a child in Nepal gets a nutritious school dinner.
So, while you are banishing those January blues with an evening of fabulous food, drink and live entertainment, you will also be helping poor Nepalese children to enjoy a square meal, often the only one they will eat that day.
The event, now in its third year, is organised by caterer Emma Jenkins (shown above, preparing for the event!) and ITV Wales’ Carole Green, and will be held at Milk & Sugar, The Old Library, The Hayes on Friday, January 25.
Last year’s event raised a massive £10,000 which means 150 children in Nepal will be fed for two years through the Brick Children School Tiffin Project.
The Brick Children School is a community project supporting migrant families working in the brick fields of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Its mission is to give the pupils respite from work and a quality basic education in a safe, happy environment. The Tiffin Project allows them to enjoy a healthy meal at school.
This year Emma and Carole are also hoping to help break down the barriers which stop many girls from going to school by raising funds to help provide toilet blocks too.
Emma, who runs EJ Catering, an award-winning bespoke event catering service, said:
“There will be plenty of canapes to start and a welcome drink on arrival and then a two-course Asian inspired meal with a nod towards Burns Night and St Dwynwen’s Day. It’ll be a very creative night that will delight all your senses with live music from The Voice star Bronwen Lewis and Dirty Pop DJs along with plenty of surprises.
“Carole is a trustee of The Brick Children School and we met about seven or eight years ago at an event where she spoke about the charity and I just really wanted to get involved and so we started the Tiffin project, which is a real incentive to get children to school. This is the third Brickjam and we’re looking forward to another brilliant night.
“We are very grateful for the support from local businesses and suppliers who have donated items, including Milk & Sugar, Arthur David, Ashton Fishmongers, Bay Tree Wines, A La Carte and Cheeky Monkey, WOW Events, as well as The Waterloo Foundation.”
In the spirit of giving, you choose what you pay for the tickets. They are priced at £45 (with a minimum donation £40) – BUT you can pay more if you are feeling charitable – and at least half of the ticket price will go directly to the Tiffin Project.
How do I buy tickets?
To book, send a BACS transfer marked BRICKJAM to 08-92-50/ 70561896 and email [email protected] giving the names of all your party.
For more information go to www.brickchildrenschool.com