Five days after a devastating 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit northeast Yunnan, people from all around Kunming got together for the We are Yunnan fundraiser. The goal of the event was to raise money for the hundreds of thousands of people who lost everything in the quake.
We are happy to report that the evening was a resounding success. In addition to collecting more than a dozen bags full of clothing, blankets and shoes, attendees graciously contributed a combined 23,557.80 yuan to relief efforts going on in and around Ludian County (鲁甸县). The money was donated to an earthquake outreach center on Monday afternoon, and the clothing will be delivered to the Kunming branch of the Red Cross on Tuesday.
More than 250 people bought tickets for the event, which featured performances by six Kunming-based bands and DJ Xiao Kris, after which a midnight lucky draw was held. The spirit of the evening was perhaps punctuated by an incredibly generous gentleman who purchased more than half of the one thousand raffle tickets sold during the show.
Friday night's fundraiser would not have been possible without all of those who attended. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We hope you had a wonderful time! GoKunming and DT Bar would also like to thank the members of the bands Large Forehead (大脑门), John Nevada Lundemo and the Howling Void, Rose Garden Lord (玫瑰园主), Big Lottery (大乐透), Mayuan Poets (麻园诗人), The Wild Rovers, and DJ Xiao Kris, all of whom put on fantastic live performances.
We also extend our gratitude to the businesses who donated raffle items. These include Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre, Slice of Heaven, Brooklyn Pizzeria, Alei Lounge Club & Tapas Bar, Moondog, The Whisky People, Xieyu Luozhou Seafood Restaurant, Club Vervo, Salvador's Coffee House, Lost Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant, TNS Climbing Center and Bodhisattva Lotus. The night would also not have been possible without massive help from Sarah, Rose, Ian, Sam, Cas, Barbara, Fanfan, Juliette, Matu and X-Ray.
Good work, Kunming!
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