Dear Diplomatic Friends, Sponsors, Visitors of the Winter Bazaar, Volunteers, Friends and Members of the International Women's Club
Thanks to your commitment, hard work and generosity the Winter Charity Bazaar of 2017 was once again a great success. Not only did we raise 1.55M roubles, but we also succeeded in creating a fun and festive environment enjoyed by visitors and stall holders alike.
At the 2017 Winter Bazaar, visitors found 21 international stalls selling traditional food and products, and the hall was a hubbub of activity as visitors wandered from stall to stall, sampling, tasting, bargaining and buying. The Grand Raffle had a record amount of over 200 exciting prizes and the Lucky draw was a lot of fun and had some popular prizes as well. And not forget the wonderful entertainment provided by the Czech Carol Singers, The Anglo American High School Rock Band, and for the younger members of the audience, a puppet show by the Society of St Ioasaf and the Children’s Play Room.
The Winter Bazaar is an avenue for supporting local charities not only through the money raised, but every year we are able to provide space for several charities to have their own stalls – an opportunity for us to help promote them through the wider public, and an opportunity for them to raise a little bit of money for themselves.
In closing, I would like to express a heartfelt thank-you to all who participated in and supported the 2017 Winter Bazaar. Your help and support are very much appreciated.
Chair of the Winter Bazaar Organising Committee
The annual 2017 IWC Winter Charity Bazaar took place on Sunday the 26th November 2017. Once again the Astoria Hotel generously hosted this wonderful event.