A Yorkshire-based events company, that specialises in hiring handcrafted yurts, will help to build a home for a Mongolian family in need this Christmas.
Award-winning company Yorkshire Yurts, will donate £1 of every ‘Ski Boot’ drink sold at its Yurt Bar Christmas parties in 2017, to the Christina Noble Foundation’s ‘Give a Ger’ programme.
Yorkshire Yurts, which provides luxurious yurts, marquees and furnishings for weddings, parties and events, has aptly chosen to support the charity in providing funds towards building a traditional yurt, also known as a Mongolian ger, for a family without a home.
Having seen a 26 per cent increase in demand for Christmas party bookings in 2017 compared to last year, Yorkshire Yurts has chosen to celebrate the success of its subsidiary, Yurt Bar, by giving to those in need this Christmas.
Established in 1991, The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is a partnership of people dedicated to helping children in Mongolia and Vietnam. The charity began working in Mongolia after recognising the thousands of sick and destitute street children living in manholes beneath the streets of the country’s capital, Ulaanbaatar.
The charity provides emergency and long-term medical care, nutritional rehabilitation, educational opportunities, vocational training and job placement to children at risk of sexual and economic exploitation.
Yorkshire Yurts’ Yurt Bar experiences will take place in Moor Allerton on selected dates throughout December; inviting local businesses to celebrate Christmas in a festive, apres-ski themed yurt with a three-course dinner, drinks and live entertainment.
Founder and managing director Tom Sterne said: “Having experienced significant demand for our Christmas Yurt Bar parties this December, we felt that a fitting way to give back, would be to support the country that developed the very product our business is based upon.
“With the potential for more than 2,000 attendees at a Yurt Bar Christmas party event, we hope the proceeds will go a long way to providing a Mongolian family with a new home.
“We hope that the money we donate will seriously help to provide a family with the home they desperately need. Christmas is the perfect opportunity to take time to reflect and be grateful for all that we have; both in personally and in business.”
Office manager at Christina Noble Foundation Fiona Geoghegan said: “The “Give a Ger” programme is an emergency fund which was established in 2001 to provide a home for families in danger of becoming homeless, and those families struggling to survive poverty and the harsh Mongolian winters where temperatures regularly plummet to -40 degrees.
“The gift of a ger does far more than simply removing children from squalid and unhealthy living conditions. The most important factor is that it offers security and stability to families under pressure and the chance of a new start. So a huge thank you to Yorkshire Yurts for supporting this life-changing programme.”