[Review] The St. Andrew’s Ball 2016

Published on 2016-12-01

On the evening of 26 November, the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai welcomed over 250 guests to the Grand Hyatt Shanghai to gather in celebration of Scotland’s national day at the St. Andrew’s Ball 2016.

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mix 3With the generous support of the Ball’s Gold Sponsor, Sanpower Group, the best of Scotland’s culture and traditions warmed the nostalgic hearts of many as the night began to dawn. The Ball’s success adds to another of Sanpower’s key milestones as they soon approach the highly anticipated grand opening of China’s first House of Fraser store in Nanjing.

Fuelled by the abundance of thirst-quenching Guinness, whisky and other spirits kindly provided by Beverage Sponsor, Diageo, guests were able to enjoy the best of Scotland’s unique tastes despite being thousands of miles away in the heart of Shanghai.

Making for a perfect combination with Scotland’s traditional beverages, Entertainment Sponsor, Virgin Atlantic, flew over Scotland’s very own Ceilidh band, Whisky Kiss, to ensure guests were spinning, twisting and twirling on the dance floor to distinctly Scottish music until the early hours of the morning.

From the dance floor to the photo-station, guests grouped together to pose, laugh and smile as the cameras flashed in front of the unique backdrop provided by Naked Group of their soon-to-be-opened scenic hotel location in Moganshan, Naked Castle.

The funds raised for the evening’s chosen charity, the CereCare Wellness Centre, matched the target figure of just over RMB 85,000, which was a fantastic achievement. The kind contributions from the guests will provide an significant difference to all of the young children supported by CereCare, by supplying them with the essential IT resources needed for effective rehabilitation and monitoring of the children’s progress.


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Highlight photos from the night can be viewed here.

More photos courtesy of our photographer Leon Chen can be viewed at lucasdigital.com (Folder: St Andrew’s Ball 2016, Password: STAD2016).

St Andrew's Ball 2016 photo CDs (high resolution photos) are now available for sale at RMB 100 per disc with all proceeds going to charity. Please contact Cloris Song at +86 21 6218 5022 or Cloris.Song@britishchambershanghai.org for purchase. 

With Special Thanks to:

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Entertainment Sponsor:                                   Beverage Sponsor:

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