I am requesting your help in financially sponsoring a community event that I am organising for an Indian community group that I run. For over 4 years I have been running a community group called London Hindus and Sikhs (website is www.meetup.com/HinduSikhLondon/). We are not a registered charity but the organisation is an informal non-profit community group where we arrange a variety of events for the London’s Hindu and Sikh communities. Each year we hold a Diwali party, and this year too we are planning a Diwali party on Saturday 3rd November, the venue is TBC but we do have a few options short listed. The party itself usually takes the form of a community dinner dance event where we have entertainment and a guest speaker along with a DJ and dance floor as well as fireworks. This is a ticketed event where delegates pay to attend.
The reason for organising a Diwali function is because it brings members of the community together to celebrate the spirit of Dharmic unity and community. It allows people from the Hindu Sikh community to foster networking, community connections and lasting friendships. It is always the largest annual event that we organise and the most memorable event of the year for us. It will be the third year running that we are organising a Diwali party. Last year we organised our Diwali party at the Carlton Lounge in Kingsbury where Tony Matharu attended as our guest speaker. The year before we organised our Diwali function at the Tabla in Hounslow where film maker Vijay Sodhi attended as our guest speaker to talk about his Ramayana movie project.
I am making this request for financial sponsorship in helping us to run this community event. How would you feel about pledging financial assistance towards our event? Your help will ensure that we can host our event in a decent venue; have the right overheads needed to pull off a successful community function; ensure that we can keep the event cultural by having a good speaker along with the right entertainment etc. The purpose of the function is not to make a profit but rather to ensure that all expenses are covered and that the London’s Hindu Sikh community members leave the event having enjoyed a thoroughly memorable night. The Diwali event will be a vegetarian event and there will be free Diwali gifts for children as well as for elderly members.
Is this something that your organisation can help us with, by helping to financially sponsor the event? Undoubtedly you would have the platform to advertise your business services at the event, whether by having your company listed on the event flyer or by having your individual flyers placed on the tables etc. I am happy to answer any questions that you have. I look forward to hearing from you.
Why should you sponsor?
You should sponsor this event because a) it's a great community initiative and b) you will have a platform to reach up to 150 people who will attend th event and the 300+ plus people on the meetup platform where the event will be advertised. You will have a platform to promote your products and services, whether it's by having your logo on the flyer or by having your leaflets on the banquet tables.
My name is Raj Kumar and I was born in New Delhi but raised since nursery school in London. I grew up in Paddington (West London) and I live with my parents and younger brother in Brondesbury (North West London). I speak English, Hindi and Punjabi.
I studied BA hons in History at Queen Mary College University of London, and thereafter I studied MA in International Politics at City University. Other qualifications include a Prince 2 certificate in Project Management. I currently work in London Bridge for a Japanese investment bank as a self-employed contractor. I am also working on launching a business start-up at this moment in time.
My hobbies include: going to the gym; walking; swimming; mantra chanting; reading; organising community events (I am currently chief organiser of an Indian community group in London); going to the cinema; meditation. My interests include: religion & spirituality; pets & animals; history and politics; nutrition; environment and animal welfare. My guiding values and principals in life include: devotion to family and parents; selflessness (sewa) and trying to give back; using time constructively, maximising the present moment and living life to the fullest.