Every year FEW celebrates the end of year in style by opening its doors to members, guests, partners and supporters for a night of festive fun. More than 65 members, guests and supporters joined FEW for the “Naughty & Nice” Bonenkai at Indian Restaurant DIYA Roppongi on December 12, 2014. Thanks to the generous support of attendees and the wider FEW community, 142,000 JPY was raised through a raffle and collections of donations for items on Santa’s Wish List. Proceeds went to support FEW’s Community Service Partner O.G.A. for Aid‘s Bring Santa to Tohoku campaign.
Special Thank Yous! to all of our sponsors and donors who contributed fabulous prizes to the raffle: Christina Hanazawa, Compass Offices, Conrad Hotel, Elana Jade, Eureka!, Jarman International K.K., Lush, Sewing Circle, Shine On! Kids, Sahelia, Tokyo Declutter Coach, Tokyo Photo Life 14.
We would also like to express our appreciation to:
– Sorcha Chisholm for her beautiful music
– Laura Cooper at http://www.rock-n-laura.com for her talented photography and making sure to capture all of our dance moves
– Sabine Becker-Thierry for a lovely toast to start off the evening
– Angela Ortiz with OGA for the amazing work that you continue to do and for inviting the FEW community to be part of something wonderful
– The wonderfully talented Bollywood dance entertainment group Sahelia for sharing their time and talent LINK TO SAHELIA
– Staff at DIYA Roppongi restaurant.
See more pictures in the 2014 Bonenkai photo album on our FEW Facebook page.
We look forward to seeing you next year !
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