Jaipur Dinner - 1996 - 2019

The last Jaipur Charity Dinner was held on Monday, March 18th, 2019. The end of an annual event covering a span of twenty three years..

History of the Newport Pagnell Rotary Jaipur Limb Project

The Jaipur Limb Charity Dinner originated in 1996 as a result of an idea between Newport Pagnell Rotarian  Colin Kidby and  Abdul Ahad, the owner of the Jaipur Restaurant.  It  was  to be a one-off  event  and  Ahad  gifted 50% of the ticket price - then around £16 - back to the Rotary Club of Newport Pagnell as a direct contribution to the Jaipur Limb Charity. 

In its  twenty third  and final year of the event, with the venue now under new management, the club  still received generous support from the  Dome as a contribution to the charity.The Newport Pagnell Rotary  has raised in excess of £55,000 since  its inception. This event would not have enjoyed its consistent succes without the support of Newport Pagnell Rotarians and members of over twenty other Rotary Clubs from far and wide. 

The aims of Rotary Jaipur Limb  Charity are:

The preservation and protection of health, particularly for the relief of amputees and other limbless persons, including the provision of prostheses and the rehabilitation of individuals.The relief of the poor and needy and such other charitable purposes the trustees may determine at a properly constituted meeting of the trust executive board.

The Rotary Jaipur Limb project is a pro-active fund-raising and project-initiating body of Rotarians, drawn from all over the Rotary International region covering Rotary GB&I.. It was formed in 1985 and  registered as a charity in 1995. There are nine  trustees, assisted by several co-opted managers, who divide their time between raising awareness of the project among Rotarians in Rotary GB&I,  identifying appropriate sites for projects, principally in India and Africa, and assisting in the preparation of programmes, budgets and financing for those projects. 

The bulk of their work in India revolves around Limb camps, with as many as 3000 patients turning up for help, but in Africa and other countries outside India they establish new permanent units and provide on-going support for them by way of technician training, materials and equipment.

To conclude, the Charities principal activity is the raising of funds in order to finance limb camps and limb centres in Africa, the Indian sub-continent and other areas of the world in need of help, as determined by the trustees. This is achieved through donations from Rotary clubs, Inner Wheel clubs, other organisations and private individuals. In its 32 year history successful projects have been carried out in Benin, Ghana, Haiti, India, The Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Tanzania.

There was never any duirect  connection between the Jaipur Limb Charity and the Jaipur Restaurant. The only similarity is the name  is  the  same.

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