In March 2017, OKA committee member and Associate, Mona Bhogal, hosted a dinner at the excellent Connoisseur restaurant in Harrow to express appreciation to Sponsors whose support has been invaluable. Representatives of Causes OKA support were also invited to speak about where the money donated was being used. Sponsors hence discovered, through first-hand accounts, exactly where their money was going and what it was being used for.
The evening was deeply appreciated by all in attendance with feedback being overwhelmingly positive:
"Many were very much interested in knowing about our charity. It was nice. We really enjoyed the food.
Thank you all again for inviting us and for agreeing to help us again."
"It was really great to meet more of the OKA team as well as sponsors and charity representatives - a room full of very inspiring people. And of course the food was delicious too!"
"It was really great to meet some of OKA's sponsors and supporters- as ever, I was touched by everyone's warmth and kindness and inspired by the strides OKA is making and great causes you're supporting."
"You made us feel so welcome and so valued. That is a gift in itself and, may I say, One Kind Act.
We're so honoured to be working with you."
The Sponsors loved the informal evening which gave a chance to mingle. They felt meeting the representatives of Causes supported made their donations alive and real. It really hit home how OKA puts money to use helping a wide variety of needy Causes and bringing tangible improvements in the level of happiness around the world. In addition, our patron Mark Ramprakash being in attendance, led to much light hearted banter about cricket and dancing!
This was the first dinner to thank our Sponsors and OKA aims to make it a regular annual event.