THE Bahrain British Business Forum (BBBF) will host its annual charitable Poppy Ball on November 15 at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain’s Al Dana Ballroom.
Held in co-operation with the British Business Association of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the event has become one of the most popular events on Bahrain’s yearly social calendar. As customary, one of the main attractions at the ball is the attendance of the Chelsea pensioners as VIP guests of honour.
This year, the event will host three pensioners – 84-year-old Dewi Treharne (Warrant Officer Two), 72-year-old Peter Henry (Warrant Officer One) and 80-year-old Roy Palmer (Warrant Officer Two).
The pensioners will attend several functions, including events at the British Embassy, school visits and local places of interest.
The Poppy Ball will begin at 7pm with a welcome reception and buffet dinner, followed by music, lights, DJ and a live performance by the band Wired from 9.30pm onwards.
Dress code is evening or cocktail dresses for women and dinner suits with black ties or national dress for men. A raffle will also be organised with many exciting prizes up for grabs, including two British Airways business class return tickets to the UK.
The Poppy Ball is organised in support of the Chelsea Pensioners Appeal, Earl Haig Fund Scotland, and the Children and Mothers Welfare Society Bahrain.
For more details or to reserve a table, call 17813488 or email [email protected]