We will be staging a special Welcome Party this December for two of the children who lost parents and family members last year.
The event will feature the Scots Guards Brass Quintet, flute (Emi Yamamoto) and violin (Yasufumi Otsuki) performances, traditional Japanese dance (Nihonbuyo) from Tanaka Hiroko and Akemin Solloway Tanaka and a Cosplay Contest. Tickets for the event will be £10 on the door.
All profits will be donated to Aid for Japan.
The Welcome Party will take place on Tuesday 18th December 2012 between 19:30 and 21:30 at the River Side Room, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP.
Why did we choose to invite these two orphans to England this Christmas?
- When Akemi Solloway Tanaka and her two English students funded their own trip to Japan in spring 2012, they were able to meet the two girls Kana and Maria. After they met, the English students began to exchange letters with the two girls. Both Kana and Maria are very interested in England and expressed how much they would like to visit one day. We worked very hard to raise the money to make their wish come true.
- So far we only could meet these two orphans. However, we are contacted by many more orphans and their carers who have an interest in the UK and the English language. In spring 2013 we will reach out to more orphans in Japan.