Saturday 16th was an exceptional day for Children First. We hosted our first anniversary fundraising event! It was a wonderful evening hosted at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne. We were blessed with fine weather and some exceptional guests such as Mr and Mrs Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, Mr and Mrs Michael Evans, President of Alibaba Group, Mr and Mrs Michael Payne, the Emir of Pathiers and Le Comte Guillaume de Toulouse Lautrec to name a few. The evening started with a fabulous recital by the world-renowned pianist M Kotaro Fukuma, followed by a lovely dinner. Stefano was able to tell his story. He focused on what we achieved in our first year and what we want to rebuild this coming year, notably the maternity ward in Ambanja.
Our 250 honorable guests committed to donate up to approximately CHF 120'000 which completely blew us away. It was highly unexpected and surprised us all, especially Stefano who was over the moon as it permits us to get cracking with the project immediately. We are more than thankful and very touched by all who contributed. Thank you so very much.
This is only the beginning of an incredible journey.
Pictures coming up soon!!
See post of April 23rd for more info