Xpat Charity Gala: Bonfire Night Party, Marriott Ballroom, Saturday 2 November

  • 17 Oct 2019 6:04 AM
Xpat Charity Gala: Bonfire Night Party, Marriott Ballroom, Saturday 2 November
You’re invited to 'Feel Good + Do Good' at this popular charity gala, which brings together the international community in Hungary - including VIP's like the British Ambassador.

FirstMed is the Main Sponsor, and also as usual there'll be virtual fireworks, live music, lots of refreshments, plus a special performance by His Excellency Iain Lindsay with a 'Charity Choir'.

The international community is again set to unite at this annual British Bonfire Night Party, which supports Hungarian children's charities; and this year celebrates the 19th birthday of XpatLoop.

By attending this enjoyable + worthwhile charity party you can network + socialise with friendly expats + cosmopolitan locals from Budapest’s business + diplomatic + cultural circles.

Gold Sponsors: 

Silver Sponsors: Special Effects International

Bronze Sponsors: Luxury Project Events

Venue Sponsor: Budapest Marriott Hotel 

* In case you are interested in sponsoring this event please click here.

Guests of Honour
You! Together with Her Majesty's Ambassador Iain Lindsay OBE, Zsuzsa Demcsák...

Charity Choir
To show support for the performance in Hungarian by HMA Lindsay, the following 'super group' of Xpat Charity Event supporters - lead by Hans Peterson with Zsuzsa Demcsák - will provide backing vocals during a special rendition of the local pop song 'Jég Dupla Whiskyvel': 

Dennis Diokno, Duncan GrahamJohn HartNeil McGarryPeter GrundbergPaul SlocombeRoy ZsidaiSándor ZwackGábor Kacsóh, Tamás BotkaTara Siddons-Deighton, Tony Prior, Uwe ZimmermannAniko Woods, Kam JanduOtto FeuertagCsaba Magyar, Richard JonesManuela Brode, Stephen Linfitt...

Liquid Refreshments
* Johnnie Walker Black Label: bottle on every gala table sponsored by its Hungarian distributor Zwack Unicum,
Bortársaság welcome drinks: sparkling bubbles by Kárásztelek Friza, Kárásztelek Friza Rozé, Etyeki Pláne, Etyeki Pláne Rozé,
* Fine wine tasting by Attila Cellar from Szomolya, Villa Pátzay from Badacsony, Tamás Dúzsi & his Family’s Winery from Szekszárd, Ludányi Winery from Gyöngyöstarján, Spiegelberg Artisan Winery from Somló, Belward Winery from Pécs, Szeremley Wine House from Badacsony,
Hedon Craft Beer tasting,
* Márton and Lányai Pálinka tasting,
* GoodSpirit Bar Single-malt whisky tasting.

International Snacks
Arriba Taqueria Mexican salsa & fresh chips,
Szomszéd Kertje GastroPub Canapés, and BBQ on ballroom terrace using a Yagoona Grill,
Hillbilly Smokin' Society BBQ Selection of Pulled Mangalitsa & Smoked Jerk Chicken, with roasted carrots and creamy polenta,
* Marriott Hotel Mini Marriott Burger, Hasselback potatoes, Coleslaw,
Trattoria Toscana Traditional Italian onion soup, luxury duck lasagne,
Planet Sushi Selection of fresh Japansese maki,
Mr Masala Indian Chicken tikka masala, vegetarian dish, pilau rice,
Okay Italia Authentic Italian pizza,
Zsófia Cruise Ship Gulyás soup & Hungarian open sandwiches, 
Wan Hao Chinese Dim Sum delights inc Jiao with prawn, Cantonese fried rice noodle with beef,
Clark Picnic Chimney cake, freshly baken on the Marriott Ballroom terrace,
Noir Chocolate Sweet delights from Erika & Monika Reich,
Mr Funk Selection of fresh tasty Donuts.

* Virtual bonfire & fireworks film
The Red Line Presents: Steve & Marcello - After last year's headline Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute performance, singer/guitarist Steve Collison and guitarist Marcello Maruccia return to perform a stripped-down set of Chili Peppers favourites, plus rock and pop hits.

Charity Auctions
The "Deep, Smooth, & Wise" master of ceremonies Hans Peterson will guide proceedings all evening, and will host both a Live Auction and announce the winners of the Silent Auction together with VIP guests - with all proceed going to local charities supporting children in need, see below for details.

Free Business Card Draw Prizes Include

BrodyLand goodies, Day passes to Corinthia Royal Spa for 2 guests, Budapest Airport goodies, Good Spirit Bar voucher, City Taxi voucher, Budapest Marriott vouchers, and more...

Entrance Fee 
* Donation upon arrival of HUF 12.500, or more, per person.
* Guest may book a gala table for 8 people in advance for HUF 100.000, payable by bank transfer.
* Official donation receipts available, for event efficiency please request in advance if needed.


Registration: Please RSVP asap via email by clicking here 

* In case of any technical issues please email info(at)xpatloop.com
* Guests registered on a 'first come first served' basis, everyone on the official guest list will be notified by email about their confirmed place prior to the event. 


* Age: 18+
* Dress: Smart Casual - Guests are encuraged to dress up for the ocassion if they wish.
* Timing: Saturday 2 November, arrivals from 6pm, welcome speech at 7pm, farewell at 12.30pm.
* Where: Grand Ballroom, Marriott Budapest Hotel, 1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere János u. 4.

United We Support These Hungarian Children's Charities

UNICEF Hungary: works to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.

Magic Lamp Wish Granting Foundation (Csodalampa): helps 3-18 year old children suffering from a life-threatening illnesses. Gabor Patzauer, Founder & President of Csodalampa, "Our team is greatly honoured that its mission of granting 260-300 wishes per year for very ill children is supported by XpatLoop.com readers, thank you!"

Young People in Need (Rászoruló Fiatalok) Non-Profit Organisation: focuses on solutions to emotional abuse of Hungarian children up to the age of 18, this non-profit also supports other local charities helping children in need - including the ones named above and more.

Event Supporters

British Embassy, Endorphine Flowers, InfoGuide, Lamay Thai MassageProhuman

Media Sponsors
Budapest Business JournalBritish Chamber of Commerce in HungaryBudapest Times

Photo & Video Partners
Thanks to Russell Skidmore, Marcus SchirrmacherTom Szelpal  - see below for vid from 2018.

* Important Note: Still and moving images will be taken at this event, and by participating guests consent to these images being taken and published by the organizing partners.

Special thanks:
Emőke Lőrinc and Nóra Szegedi

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See What Happened @ Xpat Charity Party 2017: Bonfire Night Featuring HMA Lindsay

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