You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy this …

St Andrew’s Charity Ball

20 November 2010

Having lived happily in Scotland for over 35 years George and I like to support this annual charity event, which is organised by the St Andrew’s Society of Athens.

Both the Scots and the Greeks know how to enjoy themselves and party, and there are always guests from many other countries there as well.

Join us on a ‘boating’ table

We’ve had several students who live in Athens on our sailing and powerboat courses this year.

We thought it would be fun to arrange a table for this year’s Ball with people who share a common interest in boats and the sea.

The Ball is a perfect excuse to get dressed up, have a good time, and meet new people.

About the Ball

This year’s ball will be held at the Athenaeum International Hotel on Saturday 20 November. Drams are served from 8pm with dinner at 9pm.

You don’t have to be Scottish to enjoy the wonderful 4 course meal, unlimited drink (including lots of whisky of course!), ceilidh band and dancing until the wee sma’ hours. There is both Scottish country dancing (with plenty of instruction for beginners) and more modern music.

For a taste of the evening, take a peek at this youtube video of the traditional ‘Address to the Haggis’ from the 2004 ball.


The Charities

The event has many sponsors and there is a fantastic raffle as part of the evening with all sorts of prizes.

All proceeds of the Ball are donated, mostly to childrens’ charities in Greece. Last year the proceeds went to a variety of causes:

  • “CARITAS HELLAS”, who feed hundreds of refugees every day
  • “SOCIAL & EDUCATION CENTRE” (Kolonos Branch)
  • “THE WORKSHOP”, a centre for young people with mental disabilities
  • miscellaneous other smaller entities

Tickets & How to Join Us

Tickets are available for a donation of 80€.

Please contact me if you are interested in joining our table for this enjoyable evening.

Last year there were over 300 people at the Ball and so tickets are in demand. Please let me know as soon as possible if you want to come so that I can reserve tickets.

You can also make bookings and get more information from:

North suburbs Nicholl Clark 210 6033 515
South suburbs Panos Smyroglou 6981 333 115

And, if you would like to practice some of the dancing before coming to the Ball the St Andrew’s Society organises evening sessions beforehand – take a look at their Facebook page for a video and more information about the Society.

I hope to see you on the 20th!

Aegina / Greece
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