On November 12, the proceeds of this year’s Nordic Crayfish Party Manila were donated to the Chosen Children Village Foundation (CCV), a home for mentally and physically challenged children located in Silang, Cavite.
NordCham President Bo Lundqvist, discussed shortly how the Nordic Crayfish Party evolved into a fund-raising event a few years back and now it has become a yearly tradition that NordCham always looks forward to. “The Crayfish Party serves its purpose right: While enjoying a cultural highlight, we have the opportunity to do some good and participate in some way in the daily lives of the children here. This engagement has in my view enhanced the party itself, not only for us, but for our guests, our sponsors and even the venues we work with in arranging it” Mr. Lundqvist added. “While primarily focusing on business matters, NordCham takes it social responsibility seriously, and we appreciate the opportunity to bring some financial assistance to the excellent operations of Chosen Children Village Foundation. Where we come from, society caters for children with special needs… Because of that, it is with great admiration we look upon the work Chosen Children is doing here, and the care, love and attention these kids, who are the most vulnerable or the vulnerable are receiving”. NordCham officially turned over PHP 437,900 to CCV.
H.E. Harald Fries, Ambassador-Designate of the Embassy of Sweden in Manila, his wife Susan, along with this year’s Crayfish Party sponsors were given a guided tour of the CCV facility and a special song and dance number put together by the children. Transportation to CCV was arranged by Volvo Philippines, treating the guests to a safe and luxurious ride.
This year’s Nordic Crayfish Party Manila 2016 was made possible with the support from its sponsors and partners: BDO Unibank, David’s Salon, Säntis, Tara Event Management, Forth & Tay, Qatar Airways, ANC News, Business Mirror, Transas, Arla Foods, Atmosphere, Cricket Lighters, JEC, Jotun, Nordea, Proscenium by Rockwell, Regus, Volvo, AmCham Philippines, Pacific Cross, Boracay Grand Vista, The District Boracay, Bellevue Resorts, Bluewater Resorts, Magallanes Square, Costa Pacifica, Wayfair Tours, Department of Tourism, and Tourism Board of the Philippines. Check out the NordCham Facebook page for photos from the CCV visit and the Crayfish Party.