A packed house of high-level guests from Hungary’s international community - including VIP's like the British Ambassador - united to ‘Feel Good + Do Good’ at XpatLoop's 19th anniversary celebration, raising HUF 4.6 million for Hungarian children in need on Saturday 2 November.
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Main Sponsor: FirstMed. Gold Sponsor: BlackRock Hungary. Silver Sponsors: Luxury Project Events, Special Effects International.
Venue Sponsor: Budapest Marriott Hotel. Supporting Sponsors: Andonik, MINI, Samsung.
Guest of Honour: Her Majesty's Ambassador HE Iain Lindsay OBE: “Well done to XpatLoop for organising a fantastic Bonfire Night party, it was the best in my time here. It was a lovely event which raised an impressive total for Hungarian children’s charities. A huge thanks to all those who contributed so generously. And to all those who joined me in singing ‘Jég dupla whiskyvel’!”
Special Performance: To support the special rendition by HMA Iain Lindsay of the Hungarian pop song 'Jég Dupla Whiskyvel', a 'super group' of Xpat Charity Gala supporters provided backing vocals, lead by Hans Peterson the excellent Master of Ceremonies: Zsuzsa Demcsák, Dennis Diokno, Duncan Graham, John Hart, Neil McGarry, Peter Grundberg, Sándor Zwack, Aniko Woods, Otto Feuertag, Ian O'Sullivan, Stephen Linfitt.
Drink Sponsors: Johnnie Walker Black Label, Zwack Unicum, Hedon, Márton & Lányai, GoodSpirit Bar, Opera Gin, Davy Byrne's Pub, Coca-Cola, NaturAqua, Nespresso.
Fine Wine Sponsors: Bortársaság, Attila Cellar, Villa Pátzay, Tamás Dúzsi’s Winery, Spiegelberg Artisan Winery, Belward Winery, Szeremley Wine House, Vesztergom Winery, Juliet Victor Winery.
International Buffet Sponsors: Arriba Taqueria, Good Karma, Triffla, Szomszéd Kertje GastroPub, Wilkinson Sausages cooked outside using a Yagoona Grill, Hillbilly Smokin' Society, Marriott Hotel, Planet Sushi, Mr Masala Indian, Okay Italia, Wan Hao, Noir Chocolate.
Live Auction: Austin Reed Tailors Made to Measure, Budapest Marriott Hotel, Kolibri Art Studio, Caviar & Bull, FirstMed, Dez O’Connell, Budapest Airport.
Silent Auction: New York Palace Hotel Budapest, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Abama, Kempinski Hotel Adriatic Istria Croatia, Hilton Garden Inn Budapest, Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Brody House, Uncensored by Caviar & Bull, MINI, Dorka Banki, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, Costes, The Workshop.
Photos by Marcus Schirrmacher-Gavallér for XpatLoop.com.
Marcus has been a professional photographer for the last 10 years. With a well-equipped studio in Budapest, he focuses on portrait and event photography, offers photography classes, and takes part in international shoots in cities like New York and London and in Germany.
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