East End Foods’ Jason Wouhra hopes to raise £50K for Philippines disaster

Jason Wouhra

Director of East End Foods’ Jason Wouhra is hosting a gala evening to raise money for the victims of  typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines just months ago.

Jason and his musician brother, Indi Wouhra, came up with the idea of hosting the high profile charity evening after seeing news reports of the aftermath following the typhoon which left around 6,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless.

The brothers are hoping that local businesses will dig deep and attend their gala dinner which is being held on 22nd February at Birmingham’s ICC. “Typhoon Haiyan was the world’s deadliest natural disaster last year and we really want to make a difference so we hope that the local business community and personalities in Birmingham will support the evening,” said Jason.

The money raised will be handed over to the Disasters Emergency Committee which is the umbrella organisation coordinating the work of 14 UK charities. “Millions have lost everything and have no homes and are living in very poor conditions, so we know whatever we raise will go straight to the people in most need,” added Jason. “We hope to raise in excess of £50,000.”

The gala evening will include a four course dinner, entertainment from a comedian ventriloquist, dancing to Indi’s 25 piece orchestra, an auction and a casino. Jason praised the support of local businesses people have already booked tables or given auction prizes. “We’ve also had a great deal of help from The CEO of the NEC group, Paul Thandi and his team at the ICC who are helping to pull the evening together,” he said. “We still have a few tables left for what promises to be a great night for a really important cause.”

Tickets for the event cost £1500 for a table or £150 per head and Jason can be contacted on 0121 359 2199 or email: disastercharity@eastendfoods.co.uk.

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