Feedback: Xpat Charity Party 2008

  • 13 Nov 2008 10:00 AM
Feedback: Xpat Charity Party 2008
100s of Xpats joined-in and we all raised HUF 333,000 for the 'Red Nose ClownDoctors'. Here's feedback from people you may know: "Congrats on the success of this charity event. Great cause, delicious food, quality prizes, and a fantastic time. Really, nice job. Looking forward to the next one!" Richard Adkin.

Click here to see a photo gallery of the event

“Thanks, it was an excellent evening”
Norman Wick, Sony

"Your party was great, thank you for organizing it!!! Cheers!"
Anikó Varga

"It was a really great event, we enjoyed it a lot. Thank you for choosing Piros Orr as the charity partner and for the donation of HUF 333,000. The Xpat-party-people were all very nice. We think everything was perfect: the location, the food, the wine, the music, the tombola, everything.

We hope you had the same experience on the night with our clowndoctors, that they could bring additional fun into the event. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to the next event with you."
Ágnes Rékay, MD, Piros Orr Bohócdoktorok Alapítvány (Red Nose Clowndoctors Foundation).

"Those clown doctors are so great, I really enjoyed attending your party and supporting sick children in Hungary with lots of smiles"
Rita Deé

“A brilliant party, and a fantastic way to celebrate Xpatloop's birthday. Wonderful that you were so well supported by your Partners - the Marriott certainly excelled themselves - and, best of all, the super donation you raised for the Red Nose Children's charity as a result. Making sure that sick children, across Hungary, still have the opportunity to smile. What a delightful way to say "Happy Birthday!"
Alan Rees

"Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday party, Peter and I had a really great time!"
Eszter Rodé, Dept of Cultural & Educational Diplomacy, Ministry of Education & Culture

“It was a pleasure to be at the XpatLoop event, I met lots of new people and really enjoyed the ambience at your party at the Marriott, it made me instantly book a table for Sunday Brunch at Peppers!”
Chris Russell, The British International School of Budapest

‘We are very glad that we had the opportunity to show our newly renovated facilities that we opened to the local society approximately a year ago. We had a great event, with a great group of people. We are very happy to hear all the nice feedbacks, and welcome guests to return."
Robert Grader, General Manager, Budapest Marriott Hotel

"Xpatloop did a FANTASTIC job last night and I was delighted to be part of it. What you pulled off last night was special, congratulations on a job well done for charity, and the community."
Patrick McMenamin, Caledonia Budapest

"Thanks for your Charity Party, it was well-organized, there was a good atmosphere in nice environment. The service was perfect, Hotel Marriott was a very good choice. The clowns were very funny, they can help lots of for sick children in Hungary."
Anikó Posztobányi,

“Thank you to for hosting such a fantastic evening last night at the Marriott. Between the sponsors, the food, the location and the fascinating collection of invited guests, you outdid yourself as never before. The website has certainly become the indispensable nexus for anyone wanting to know about what's happening in Budapest and Hungary. Congratulations!”
Mark Milstein, Northfoto

"Thanks for the very well organized and enjoyable party. I met great people, and the food and the wine were delicious. I really appreciate that XpatLoop helped to collect so much for a children's charity in Hungary."
Bernadett Hadfi, Exxon Mobil

“Thanks for a great party last night. It was really buzzing when I got there. Great crowd and atmosphere. I tried the putting game and Patrick from the Caledonian said that I was first to sink all three puts, so he gave me a double whiskey...good deal. Thanks again”
Robert Longworth, OB&G

"I am very grateful to have won the Malev flight tickets. I was really impressed by Malev's extensive destinations in Europe to chose from. I think I'll find it hard to pick where to go! Thanks to for arranging such a relaxed and fun evening!"
Stephanie Gordon

“Thank you very much for a lovely evening last night. It was fabulous! I really enjoyed it and being a part of it all meant much to me. Happy Birthday!”
Alex Stemp

"The food from the Marriott Peppers! Grill was excellent, especially the selection of cheeses and the ravioli stuffed with pumpkin. also arranged a huge number of sponsors for raffle prizes. The evening was very pleasant, with a good mix of people, excellent networking opportunities, and it all went to a good cause. It was even worth ironing a shirt for."
'Treehugger' Dan Swartz

"Thnx for your invitation, it was a great event" 
Kinga Kremer

"Great event last night - good atmosphere, superb food - well done Marriott, definitely be there for Brunch soon. Nice to catch up with old “xpatloopers” and meet a few new faces too."
Simon Lee Saunders, Gold's Gym Budapest

“Quick note to say what a great time I had at your anniversary party last night. I am glad to see that Xpatloop is still going strong and is a top expat portal here in Budapest. Thanks again for a fun night.”
Liam Crow, CGS

Main Sponsor:  FirstMed Centers
"I was particularly honoured to have been invited to XpatLoop’s anniversary party as main sponsor in aid of the Red-Nose Clown Doctors - they bring so much happiness into the Hungarian State Healthcare System. I am also over the moon that the event was supported in such a good way, and that a new record was achieved in the funds raised.

The organisation of the event at the Marriott’s Peppers! restaurant was super, and all credit goes to XpatLoop for getting such a great turnout. On behalf of FirstMed, I’d like to thank XpatLoop for organizing this fine event. Let’s hope there will be another opportunity to celebrate all together!"
Peter de Groot, Country Manager, FirstMed Centers Kft.

Program Highlights:

* Fine wine tasting by Szent Gaál Winery,
* Champagne toast "to your health" by FirstMed Centers,
* Live music and complimentary food from Peppers! Mediterranean Grill,
* Entertainment by professional clowns from the Piros Orr charity foundation,
* Whisky tasting after an on the spot 'game of golf' thanks to the Caledonia Pub.

Event Supporters:
Artosz, Arriba Taqueria, Brill AudioVisual, Casa Perla Wellness Hotel, Caledonia Bar, Csiki-Bege, Csiki Berek, Club Fitness, Fox Autorent, Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux, Gold's Gym,, Iguana Bar & Grill, KIKA, KLM, Las Vegas Casino, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Merlin Theater, Nokia Hungary, Ocean Bar & Grill, ProHome, City Segway Tours, Sony Hungary, Subaru, Trafó, Vodafone, and of course the Budapest Marriott Hotel.

"Sincere thanks to everyone involved!"
Stephen Linfitt, Publisher,

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