With help from over 60 embassies, the International Womenâs Club of Moscow (IWC) organised its 25th annual Winter Bazaar at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow on November 30. IWC President, Ms. Izabella ZajÄ
czkowska, is very proud to announce that 2013 produced a record fundraising effort: âIn total a record profit of 7,300,000 roubles was raised, a fantastic contribution for the charity projects supported and monitored by the IWC. This year embassies exceeded all expectations with the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Japan, Denmark, Slovakia and Ireland as the top 10 contributors.â
âThanks to the generous donations of numerous sponsors, all raffle tickets sold out quickly, contributing an impressive 400,000 roubles to the overall profit, another Winter Bazaar fundraising record. We would also like to express our gratitude to all companies that supported their embassyâs stand, and especially to GlavUpDK for their ongoing valuable partnership.â
âThe overall atmosphere of friendship and solidarity also inspired visitors: the winner of a large flat screen TV in the raffle generously donated it to Speransky Childrenâs Hospital.â
Over the past 25 years, the number of supporters and visitors has grown steadily and this unique concept of âChristmas shopping from around the worldâ currently attracts around 4,000 people. With distinctive gifts from all continents, a rich cultural program, festive food and authentic culinary delicacies, the IWC creates a wonderful international experience. The variety of people, both expats and locals, adds to the international flavour.
The Winter Bazaar is a major contributor to the IWCâs fundraising efforts. This year, for its 35th anniversary, the IWC is planning many more events to support those in need. The next event, the annual Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball will take place on Saturday March 1st, 2014, at Hotel Metropol in Moscow.