London charity helps socially vulnerable children, adults in Georgia

The Georgian restaurant Tamada in London has hosted annual charity occasions. Photo from the British Georgian Society/Facebook., 21 Jun 2016 - 15:52, Tbilisi,Georgia

A British-Georgian community based in London is hosting a special event this weekend to raise money for disadvantaged children and adults living in orphanages and care centres in Georgia.

The British Georgian Society (BGS) is inviting all people in London to sample traditional Georgian food and wine, enjoy a display of crafts and souvenirs or offer a charity donation at a special stall outside the city's Georgian restaurant Tamada on June 26.

Guests can donate to four charity projects that provide shelter, clothing and other basic goods to the socially underprivileged in Georgia.

Members of the British Georgian Society at the Embassy of Georgia to the United Kingdom. Photo from the British Georgian Society/Facebook.

The event will be organised as part of the Annual Charity Festival of the BGS.

The four charity causes promoted at the evening are:

  • Raising money to finish the construction of a children's hospice in Georgia;
  • Providing clothes, shoes, electric wheelchairs and other items to the Dzegvi Community Shelter housing 78 people 30km northwest of capital Tbilisi;
  • Collecting funds to allow the British charity organisation Music as Therapy International to train staff and equip their classes in Georgia to invite children and adults to music sessions;
  • Buying a sewing machine for the Georgian Association for Mental Health, which provides day-time activities for people with mental health problems.

The charity event will have separate stalls for the different causes. Those interested in helping the cause but unable to attend can donate via the official BGS Fund website.

All-day entertainment will be provided by several music performances, or else guests can enjoy a photoshoot in traditional Georgian costumes, face-painting and dances.

The BGS organises charities and events connecting the UK and Georgia in fields of "art, film, music, culture, archaeology, history, and business". The organisation is comprised of Georgian and British members from varying professions and backgrounds including government, business and culture.