On Friday, December 11, over 80 FEW member secret agents, guests, partners and supporters gathered together at the Pink Cow Roppongi for FEW’s annual Bonenkai ! Inspired by the infamous bond movies, the evening provided a truly memorable way to pull the trigger on 2015 and celebrate the 34th year of FEW.
Thanks to the generosity of attendees in purchasing raffle tickets in support of our community service strategic partners Mirai no Mori and Second Harvest Japan, we were able to raise 118,000 yen to go towards the important work that they do. This was on top of the 16,000 yen raised at the Bondilicious Boot Camp held the previous week and led by ASAS Fitness founder, Lisa Gravestock.
With Special Thanks:
*To Laura Cooper at https://www.facebook.com/ro
*To Yoko Imajo and Saya Matsumoto for emceeing the evening
*To Carolyn Pieroway for a lovely toast to start off the evening
*To Charles McJilton of Second Harvest Japan and Dave Paddock, Jeff Jensen and Kozue Ota of Mirai no Mori for the amazing work that you do to help those in need and for inviting the FEW community to be part of something wonderful
*To the wonderfully talented and amazing Ilana Labourene, Divya Marie Kato, Ann Jenkins for sharing your time and talent.
*To Sarah Furuya of Clever Rebels and Curious Corporates for sponsoring our bond-style show caseThank you to sponsors and supporters who donated those fabulous raffle prizes:
*Catering by Carolyn
*Dale Carnagie Japan
*Divya Marie Kato, When in Doubt Draw
*Nadia Kanazawa (Rodan & Fields)
*Tokyo Declutter Coach
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