Fund raising gala held in Beijing

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2010-11-15 10:16
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Fund raising gala held in Beijing

Picture shows Madam Josette Sheeran, UN WFP Executive Director (L2), H.E. Mr. Harold Forsyth Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotenciary of Peru to the People’s Republic of China (R2), Mr. Jack Breisacher, General Manager of Swissôtel Beijing(L1) donated the check to the Honorary President Madam Lin Liyun, the representative of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation(R1).

UN World Food Programme Fund Raising Gala Dinner” was held in the Grand Ballroom in Swissôtel Beijing, on 29 October, 2010. This Event was organized by the Embassy of Peru, Swissôtel Beijing, Swissôtel Lima in collaboration with the UN WFP and CFPA China.

During the evening, Madam Josette Sheeran, UN WFP Executive Director; H.E. Mr. Harold Forsyth Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Peru to the People’s Republic of China, and Mr. Jack Breisacher, General Manager of Swissôtel Beijing together to hand over the donation to the Honorary President Madam Lin Liyun, the representative of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. The total amount of donation is RMB102,000, this donation will be used to provide nutritious meals for poor students in China’s rural areas.

Executive Chef Glenn Saussey of Swissôtel Beijing, together with Executive Chef Reto Steinemann of Swissôtel Lima, inspired by the challenge of creating food for children responded superbly to the occasion and created Peruvian dishes of subtlety.

French Loire Valley wines sponsored the gala dinner. Loire Valley wines are fresh, elegant and clean tasting, highly complementing the dinner.

More than 200 People attended the Gala Dinner from different Embassies, UN WFP, and Chinese enterprise companies. The celebrities of Ms. Yang Yang and Ms. Shang Wen Jie participated in this charity event too.