Aerial photograph from a plane of the Brook Street campus
25 July 2018

Charity Dinner at West Kent College Raises Funds for Children of Yirgaalem

Yirgaalem trio

On the 4th July, around 30 business people were treated to an evening of Ethiopian-inspired food, prepared and served by students of West Kent College in the College restaurant – The Artisan – as part of a fundraising event for the Children of Yirgaalem charity.

Yirgaalem 2

The evening was hosted by Rosemary Shrager, who entertained guests with a talk on her experiences as a celebrity chef, as a participant in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, and her numerous other TV appearances, including the recent Marigold On Tour


Guests also learnt more about the charity’s objectives – including its aim to renovate the existing school, which serves the children of Yirgaalem and neighbouring towns – and heard one of the trustees speak about the impact the charity is having locally.

The auction prizes, which were donated by local businesses and ranged from a day’s clay pigeon shooting through to a limited edition Graham Clarke etching, generated significant interest amongst the audience and raised around £5,500 for the charity. This was supplemented by additional donations throughout the event.