The expat community in Hungary united on Friday 5 November to raise HUF 1.5 million for charity. Stephen Linfitt, the event organizer, took the occasion of the 10th anniversary of XpatLoop.com as an opportunity to create fun and funds for The Smiling Hospital Foundation.
Over 250 people, including many distinguished Hungarians, expats of many nationalities; including several ambassadors; senior diplomats; leading business figures; plus a whole variety of socialites, all joined in the celebration.
Musicians and a magician from the Smiling Hospital team interacted with guests all evening at the InterContinental Hotel to show how the foundation brings cheer to the lives of ill Hungarian children.
Fund-raising came in the form of donations given at the entrance, live and silent auctions, and a name card draw with many valuable gifts, such as an Exclusive Ferrari Driving experience, all of which added to the event. As a fond farewell, all guests were given a prize worth HUF 27.000 from madeinart.hu
A virtual bonfire burned brightly all evening, brought to life by the British Ambassador to Hungary, and a live ‘bonfire wood-cutting’ competition offered guests an enjoyable challenge and prizes. Table football fun, and PlayStation Move consoles proved popular in the games corner of the venue sponsored by the InterContinental Hotel. The main sponsor was again REED Professional Recruitment. Click here to read the full story.
Photos thanks to madeinart.hu
- 10 Nov 2010
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