Lynne Godding rehearsing


Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter. I am writing this as snow is forecast to fall in Sofia this weekend. I’ve never had snow on my birthday before, so that would be a first! What bizarre weather we have had this year. Whatever happens, keep safe and warm.

Our thanks to The Bra Clinic who gave us a fabulous presentation at our last coffee morning. We in turn donated almost BGN200 to the charity they support as a direct result of our raffle and I know they were delighted by that and the response they had from the ladies who attended at Matti-d’.

For those of you who have not already checked out our new look website please have a look. Not least of which, you will find our newsletter there in electronic form in full, fabulous colour. It is too expensive for us to have hard copies printed in colour but the difference it makes to the overall look of the magazine is amazing, so take a peek!

This month I have been helping to raise funds for one of the charities we support – For Our Children Foundation – and at the same time raise the profile of the IWC in the business community, by singing in a charity event with the professional Bulgarian jazz singer Vasil Petrov. I’m used to singing light opera and choral music so this style was totally outside my comfort zone! However, I think we did a good job and hopefully the video will be available soon so we can put it on our website so you can judge. Between all of us who were involved we helped raise BGN87,000 on the night for this excellent cause.

Please can you note that a non-refundable deposit is definitely required if you wish to attend the monthly lunch as we have had so many people drop out at the last minute over the last few months that it has put us in a difficult situation with some restaurants.

A very successful second stall-holders meeting was held at the British residence. Our thanks to Liz Allen who hosted the event and allowed us to hold it in her home. We hope to see you all at the Turkish residence for the 3rd and final stall-holders meeting and that all your preparations for the bazaar are going smoothly. We still need people to lead some of the IWC stalls including the clothes stall. Please speak to Maria Ilieva or the Bazaar Team if you think you can help.

Happy November everyone!