Posted on December 4, 2015
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By Michele O’Neill
I must say, for me it is always one of the best events of the BWG year, one of the few opportunities where we get to bring our husbands along to enjoy a fun evening. Debs, who did most of the groundwork for this event, but unfortunately was not able to be with us, had handed over to Jo and myself for the fine tuning.
Finally we were sitting at the reception desk excited to welcome our members and their partners. As they arrived in their finest, all the tickets were entered for a door prize. Another chance to win great prizes was offered by Fiona and Sue, who were in charge of the raffle tickets, all sold for a good cause.
Whilst we were ticking the arriving guests off the list the party started in the background. The food at the J W Marriott hotel did not disappoint, the drink was flowing freely and the noise level was rising directly proportional to the fun people were having.
Several newcomers had made it to this event as well as all the “old” faithful’s. Gina made a short speech to welcome everybody, thank the Marriott hotel for their efforts, Bumrungrad for sponsoring the event, the Special Event’s team for organising it, and all the punters for turning up. Then the prizes were drawn and there were some very happy faces receiving brunch at the Marriott, a weekend in Hua Hin, a Jim Thompson bag and a bottle of champagne, which I tried to get my hands on, unlucky again!! Not only that, but I couldn’t even convince Clare and David to share it with me!!! Bumrungrad Hospital very kindly left some goody bags for us to take. So nobody had to go home empty handed.
I have no idea when and how the evening ended, all I can tell you is that I felt awful the next day, but then again this is always a sign of a successful evening. I can promise that I will be in top form again, next time!