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Bollywood comes to Swansea thanks to Neena Patel and Lauren Grove.

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

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THESE charitable youngsters are bringing the glamorous world of Bollywood to Swansea.

Eastside Insurance workers Neena Patel and Lauren Grove will be packing their bags later this year to help children living in rural South Africa.

The girls are currently busy organising a Bollywood-themed night to raise funds for the trip, which will see them working on a farm outside Cape Town for ten days.

Neena, 23, who lives in Llangyfelach, said: "We are going on the trip through a charity called Grow Peace.

"The farm we are staying at produces olive oil. The money we get from it goes to help children living in rural areas.

"We cannot wait to go, I have always wanted to do something like this and Lauren had wanted to go to Thailand so I said to her she may as well come with me.

"We both need to raise £1,865 each for the trip and there are only six weeks left before the evening, so we have loads to do."

The girls will be joining Neena's former Bishop Gore comprehensive teacher Ruth Williams on the trip, which will take place in July.

They will be working at a farm run by the Goedgeacht Trust, which helps support children growing up in poverty.

The pair are currently planning the glitzy evening, which will take place at the Marriott Hotel on April 5.

"We have tried to think of something a bit different so more people will be interested," said Neena.

"There will be a three course meal and a dance, and an auction and raffle as well.

"There will be some dancers and some drummers called Dhol players too. We have 180 seats available and people can buy a table of ten if they want.

"All the money raised on the night will go towards what we need to go on the trip.

"We cannot wait to go, I think my parents are quite proud of what we are doing."

If you wish to book tickets for the special evening or donate an auction prize, contact Neena on 07969 476 975 or Lauren on 0783 455 2651.

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  • JaySavolon  |  February 19 2013, 1:59PM

    I say a big well done to these girls.....all too often i see youngsters today not trying a leg, claiming benefits and smoking that pot stuff on street corners. Back in my day if you didnt make it as a miner you had to sweep chimneys or try your hand at a real job like Wrestling instead of ******* around. Good luck in Africa, I will definately be getting a table for me and my friends who will all be very keen to support such lovely girls. i'll give you a buzz later in't week.

  • Spideyjonesy  |  February 19 2013, 1:22PM

    Well done to these two young ladies, the youth of today get a terrible press but here they are going out of their way to help the less well off is a great example to us all. well done girls and good luck with your endeavours

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