We are delighted to announce that we raised over €8,000 at this year’s International Christmas Fair held at the InterContinental Hotel on 16 November.
It was a day packed with energy and joy, with so many vibrant stalls, dancing and singing. There were over fifty stalls offering jewellery, food, bags, scarves, candles, tea, pottery, health and beauty products, wooden toys and more. The participation of local artisans from Greece, China, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Italy, Venezuela, Hungary, Japan, Austria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Canada, Vietnam and, of course, Malta, made it a truly international flavour. The members of AIWM also managed stalls with locally handcrafted goods, colourful woven bags and baskets from Borneo, home-baked goodies and bric-a-brac treasures, among others.
Our first performance of the day was by Lori Glori, Gospel and Soul Singer from USA, accompanied by Mireille McKay.
The Offbeat Quartet, topped and tailed the afternoon with some great music.
The Hellenic Society of Malta put on a lively show of Greek dancing presented by the Traditional Greek Dance Team with many of the audience joining in.
The China Cultural Centre presented dances by the Sunrise Dance Group and Tai Chi by the Malta School of Washu.
Companies and individuals throughout Malta generously provided prizes galore – from a ham and a Christmas cake, through to dozens of raffle prizes. The fabulous main raffle prize is a return flight for two people to Vienna, compliments of Air Malta, with two night’s accommodation at the InterContinental Vienna.
All proceeds from the fair will go to AIWM’s chosen charities, The Karl Vella Foundation and the SOAR Service of the St Jeanne Antide Foundation.