24 September 2016 – On a sunny Saturday the British Chamber of Commerce in Southwest China & CBBC, along with UrTurn Events, The BARN, Welfare for Animals and Chengdu-Expat hosted the largest Chamber event ever, with the British Day & Global Citizen Festival bringing over 1500 attendees to GIC in Chengdu for a day of family fun, entertainment, and a look to the future as the GCF brought awareness of the Global Goals.
Guests enjoyed a range of games and activities from the Chambers members and non-members, and our schools battled it out in the centre arena with tug of war and egg and spoon competitions taking place. We’d like to thank all of our members in education (and potential future ones!) for taking part in the festivities on Saturday, as it is their energy, enthusiasm and kind contribution of time that ensures that this is the biggest and best event for kids in Chengdu.
Money was raised during the day for the Rotary Club of Chengdu’s Qionglai Organic Farming Project, teaching disadvantaged children how they can turn organic farming into a future and a better life. We are thankful to the Rotary Club for helping out throughout the day, and are happy to announce that we have been able to raise RMB 44,250 for their project.
Bands and solo artists played throughout the day, with the Global Citizen Festival in particular featuring a particular focus on music in addition to the promotion of the Global Goals. If you would like to find out more about the Global Citizen Festival, please go to the GlobalCitizen.org website.
The day represented one of the biggest events of the year in Chengdu and next year we look to make the event even larger, more family-friendly, and fun! We’re now looking for key partners for next year, which will be held at the end of April! If you are interested in being involved in the British Spring Fete (name TBC) and to avoid missing out, then please contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of ourselves and the other organisers – UrTurn Events, The BARN, Welfare For Animals and Chengdu-Expat – we would like to thank all of the almost 80 organisations and companies that were involved in making the day a huge success!
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Our thanks also go to: Beer Nest I+II, Hurom Juice, Joy House, Grand Hyatt Chengdu, Peter’s Tex Mex Grill, Healthy Gourmet, Cheers Wines, Tim’s Texas BBQ Cheesecake Love, Fusion, ADG, ADIsports, asker edu, Beanstalk International Bilingual School, Concordia International School, EtonHouse International School, IQ Air, Jesita Bespoke Tailor, Kinderworld, Mix Xun Spa, Oxford International College of Chengdu, Play House, Soong Ching Ling International Kindergarten, Sinostage, YMCC, Edu Travel Ltd, Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Centre, Crowne Plaza Chengdu West, Holiday Inn Chengdu Hi-Tech Centre, InterContinental Chengdu Global Centre, JW Marriott Chengdu, Kempinski Hotel Chengdu, Niccolo by Marco Polo, PureLiving, Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu, St. Regis Chengdu, Westin Chongqing Liberation Square, Wanda Reign Chengdu, Hilton Chengdu, The Temple House, Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu, UNDP, British Council, British Chamber of Commerce in Guangdong, Allied Pickfords, Angel Women’s & Children’s Hospital, E4 Events, IHG, JLL, LehmanBrown International Accountants, MORE Chengdu, Sanlai, Savills, Senmo International, Urban Hybrid Architecture, All From Heart, Body Gear, SIFA, Lime, Greenearth, China CityGuard, Balboa International Academy, Urboso, U-Say.
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