Charity LILY Against Human Trafficking held a fund-raising reception in London to support the girls of Nepal who are at risk of trafficking…reports Asian Lite News. The reception hosted by Lord Verjee at Thomas Goode W1 was successful in raising £65,000 for Nepal. Attended by Sharmila Tagore, Mr G.P. Hinduja, Siobhan. McDonagh MP, Baroness Margaret Jay, Dr Michael Adler, Joan Ryan MP, Musial Navin Kundra and a host of distinguished guests.
LILY Committee members Bina Rani and Shama Bhardwaj were supported by Sumitra Mishra. The volunteers group to support the evening was led by Richa Grover and all were London based alumni of Delhi’s prestigious Lady Shri Ram College. Other guests included Jane & Andrew Fenwick, Anita & Avnish Goyal, Rita and Chowdhury, publisher Rosemarie Hudson and senior journalist Amit Roy.
Mohini Kent Noon, Global Chairperson of LILY, said: Thousands of girls are already missing from refugee camps in Nepal. Even before the earthquake, Nepal was a big source for women being kidnapped, sold or tricked into the sex trade. LILY Against Trafficking supports five projects in Nepal. Our Indian projects
rescue Nepalese, Bangladeshi and European girls besides local girls from Indian brothels.
Sharmila Tagore, LILY Ambassador, said: “Child trafficking is a crime against humanity and we have to do something. I have watched my friend Mohini work passionately for many years and am always happy to support her.
Lord Rumi Verjee: I trust LILY to spend the money well with little admin cost and a very thorough due diligence. You know your money is being spent well.
Mr GP Hinduja, LILY Patron: More than 50 per cent of the world are women. An injustice against them is an injustice against all of us. I have known Mohini and the good work she has done for years and consider it a privilege to help and support her.