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February - March 2004
Flying Start to Wings of Hope Charity
The 'Wing of Hope Gala dinner took place at the RAF Museum Hendon, hosted by the Supreme Charitable Trust, created with the mission to transform the lives of orphaned and poor children. Funds raised will provide free education with the long term objective being to enable each child to develop the skills and confidence to get himself or herself out of financial destitution, and be a potential source of income for their entire family. The target is to provide 1008 children with free education for 7-10 years after which the individuals will be able to find employment and raise the quality of life for themselves and their families.
Highlights of the evening included an address from Lord Dholakia of Waltham Brooks OBE, DL, one of the trusts' patrons. Guests were entertained firstly by the North London Collegiate School Brass Band and then by the Best Function band in London, Groovin High. Guests were treated to a feast of Indian and Thai cuisine whilst seated under the wings of a Lancaster Bomber
Television personality Simon Biagi whipped the audience into a bidding frenzy encouraging everybody to dig deep in their pockets during the auction. Chairman of the trust Mr R Sriram commented "The trustees and I are overwhelmed by the extent of support and generosity we have received. I would like to thank all our sponsors and donors whose help has made this evening possible. Tonight I am greatly humbled. We are excited by the prospect of continuing to help the poor and needy children by giving them the best gift - A good education to drag them out from the jaws of poverty and deprivation.