Brunssum, Netherlands - On 29th November 2016, the International Club held one of their two big fundraising event, the annual Craft Market and kicked of the Christmas season in the International Conference Center, which had been transformed into an beautiful market with delegates from UK, Canada, US, Latvia, Estonia, Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland, Germany & France having decorated their stalls and selling an excellent selection of home-made craft items such as traditional Christmas decorations from their country, cakes, etc.
Several stalls also had a Raffle where you could win lovely filled baskets with national goodies and US raffled a X-Mas Tree, congratulations to the winners. To cater for the families, friends, colleagues and military personnel that came along to support this fundraising event, The Crafty Café where selling food & cakes prepared by the different nations and they while enjoying their lunch the JFC Brass Band played seasonal music. All in all it was a great success; all profit from the event will go towards the charities nominated.
The next big event will be the Charity Night 31 March 2016 theme "Venice Masquerade Ball” - marked your calendars is going to be the party of the year.
ESTONIAN RETIRED OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION, Estonia
SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION, Latvia
TRUE PATRIOT LOVE, Canada
THE ROYAL STAR AND GARTER HOMES, UK
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES FEMMES DE MILITAIRES, FRANC
AKTION SORGENKIND, Germany
ULTIMI, ASSOCIATION TO PROMOTE LEGALITY, Italy
FISHER HOUSE LANDSTUHL, USA
PROGERIA FAMILY CIRCLE EUROPE, The Netherlands
Story by Bibi Thomsen, Charity Chairman JFC Brunssum International Club.