The 10th edition of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum’s Annual Charity Ball supported Cedar’s cause. The event took place on January 29th at 7:00 PM at Sofia Hotel Balkan.
Official guest of the ball was Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria 2012-2017. “In the modern world of challenges, you, the business people, are the leaders. You create work opportunities, you interact fairly with your competition, you work for regulations and institutions, you help and secure a perspective for so many people.” – said Mr. Plevneliev in his speech.
The Executive Director of The Cedar Foundation, Alexandrina Dimitrova also thanked the organizers and guests of the event for their support.
“I would like to thank the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum for choosing The Cedar Foundation to be one of the supported causes of its 10th Charity Ball. I thank all of you, who are here tonight, for being an example of socially responsible citizens and business representatives.
We at Cedar, provide 24-hour individual care and specialized support to over 100 children and youth in our centers in Kyustendil and Kazanlak. Our care for them is continuous and sustainable – it is every day, every month, every year. Because we prove that they can live in the community, go to school, have friends and start work. We measure the quality of our work through their progress!” – said Alexandrina in her address.
8 of the children and young adults living in one of our family houses in Kazanlak also attended the event. Led by their music teacher Mr. Gaydarov they presented a brief musical program with folk songs. Despite the great excitement and worry, they performed very well and were applauded by everyone. In the end of their performance, Mr. Gaydarov thanked The Cedar Foundation for the opportunity to work with them and to introduce them with the Bulgarian folklore.
The pin of the evening program were the charity auction and raffle with interesting items and experiences, kindly provided by members and supporters of the Forum. The funds, that were raised – BGN 44 000, will be allocated evenly among four initiatives, one of which is the cause of The Cedar Foundation.
More about the Charity Ball you can read on the BBLF website.