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WCBS went ‘back to school’ at annual ball in Shanghai

07/06/2017 11:45:19 | WCBS

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Annual Ball took place recently, with over 500 guests attending, one of which was our own Business Development Manager for Asia, Greg Martin. He was surrounded by an array of guests including members of the Children’s University and invited guests from the Education sector in China.

The event, themed ‘Back to School’ raised over RMB 200,000 (around £23,000) through raffle sales, silent and live auctions. This money goes to Bo Ai Children’s Rehabilitation Centre, to purchase a speech therapy machine for children with development delay, and Children’s University, to fund new experiences, both inside and outside of school, for children aged five and above.

The guests enjoyed entertainment from Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s (YCIS) talented Quartet; performances by renowned singer, Sean Pang; a Virgin Atlantic sand artist; and a mesmerising and mystifying balancing act, which saw a series of objects finely balanced by nothing more than a single feather! All this and still time for everyone to showcase their dance moves to a combination of Studio 188 and DJ Brian O.

On behalf of WCBS, Greg would like to thank all his guests for joining him and supporting the event. Rounding up the evening, Greg said:

“I was absolutely honoured to represent WCBS in sponsoring Children’s University at the Charity Ball organised by the British Chamber in Shanghai. Children’s University, China, is a local non-profit organisation and is an international, critically-acclaimed charity which encourages all children aged 5 to 14 years to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills through participation in innovative and creative Learning Activities outside of the school day.

The event was superbly organised and it was heart-warming to witness the charitable nature of those who attended and the superb causes that were being supported so generously. We are delighted that underprivileged Shanghainese children will be directly benefitting from our support.”

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On behalf of Children's University China is like to say a big thank you to WCBS for their support! So many needy kids will be helped as a result! We have 15 Everton young coaches arriving in Dhsnghai to teach football and life skills to local needy kids - your support has helped facilitate this!

Mark Upton
Posted: 29/06/2017
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