Why we hold the Bazaar: supporting community, supporting charity
This is one of the biggest events run by the Community Group each year and we put our hearts and souls into it for two reasons. Firstly, as a focus for our community building work, to create a fun day for NAIS families and friends to come together and celebrate the festive season.
Secondly, to raise funds, with all the profits made going to the charities we support including:
- Baobei Foundation who provide lifesaving surgeries for Chinese orphans,
- Shanghai Sunrise which provides scholarships to Shanghai students from poor, working families for high school, university and college education, and
- other organisations who serve to provide support to our wider community such as Lifeline Shanghai, the Hui Xing Orphanage, Heart to Heart and Stepping Stones.
Many of these wonderful organisations will be joining us on the 27th so that you can all see the incredible work which the money you give supports.
圣诞集市活动是我们社团每年组织的最大的活动之一，我们倾尽全心全力，为了两个目标。1. 希望我们整个社区-NAIS的所有家庭和朋友们能在这一天聚在一起，共同庆祝这个美好的节日。2. 希望借此活动，来募集资金，因为所有这天活动的所得都将捐献给我们一直以来合作的慈善团体：
Shanghai Sunrise, 他们为来自上海的贫困家庭的学生提供奖学金，以帮助他们有机会得到高中甚至大学教育
还有其他很多慈善机构，比如Lifeline Shanghai, Hui Xing孤儿院，Heart to Heart, Stepping Stones.
Why you should come along!
It is going to be a fun and fabulous day! We have organised as many activities for our children as we can squeeze into the school. We have so much to keep them entertained including the chance to meet Santa and have their photo taken, a Secret Santa cave, Santa’s letter-box for Christmas wishes, Christmas card making, cookie decorating, hair braiding, face painting, glitter tattoos and nail painting. We also have lots of games kindly run by our teachers as well as activities led by Sports for Life, Bubble Football and the Shanghai Junior Golf Academy.
There is also plenty to keep the grown-ups happy! There will be a variety of stalls selling everything from hot food and mulled wine to gifts and decorations to help you with your Christmas shopping as well as a fabulous raffle with a huge array of prizes on offer.
Don’t forget that raffle prizes will be on display and tickets will be on sale at school every lunchtime from Monday 21st-Friday 25th November, on the mornings of Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th and on the day of the Bazaar itself.
Please remember to send your children in with money for tickets next week (RMB20 per ticket) or come and see the prizes and buy some tickets yourself! Each ticket has to have a name, the child’s class and a telephone number on the ticket. If you have a small child, could you please send them with an envelope with these details on the outside.
There will also be performances throughout the day from the school’s choirs, including Rainbow Review, Cantabella and the Community Choir. Thomas Cook will also be bringing us special guest appearances from Lollo the Giraffe and Bernie the Bear!
这将是精彩丰呈的一天！我们为孩子们准备了丰富多彩的活动: 他们将有机会见到圣诞老人，和他一起拍照留念；神秘的圣诞洞穴；圣诞老人的信箱；制作圣诞卡片；制作圣诞饼干；编头发；面部彩绘，纹身和指甲彩绘。还有我们的老师，Sports for Life; Bubble Football和Shanghai Junior Golf Academy提供的各项有趣的游戏
活动当天还有很多表演！Rainbow，Cantabella 和the Community 合唱团. Thomas Cook 还将为我们带来来自 Lollo the Giraffe and Bernie the Bear的特别表演！
How you can help: volunteering
These events can only go ahead if everyone in the school community comes together to help. The Community Group is run entirely by volunteers and we always need more help to run big events like the Christmas Bazaar. There are many different opportunities to volunteer from selling raffle tickets next week, to setting up the school for the event on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th, to helping to run our stalls on the day. If you have any time to spare please contact Rachel Carter on firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or on wechat ID Rachel_Carter – even an hour of your time can make a big difference!
只有我们这里的每一位都一起来帮忙，学校的活动才有可能顺利进行。我们的社团完全依靠志愿参加，所以在像圣诞集市这样的一些特别的大活动时，我们总是需要更多的帮手。我们有许多志愿机会，从下周售卖彩票，到11月25日周五和26日周六的搭台工作，到11月27日活动当天帮助各种摊位。如果您有时间，愿意帮助请联系 Christine HU Liang 胡惠清 firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com; 或微信christine_hu_liang. 哪怕您只有一个小时的时间，也能为这个活动带来意想不到的改变！
Making the event possible: our sponsors
This event would not be possible without the kind support of our sponsors, this year we are supported by: Thomas Cook, Gateway Group Limited, Pavilion Samui Villas and Resort, DTL Furniture, HRB CONCO, Renaud Air, The New York Dental Clinic, Shanghai Junior Golf Academy, Sports for Life, Imagine, Pure Smile, and Qkuts.
In addition to this, our school partners St. James Place Wealth Management will be offering an Apple Watch or iPad in their lucky prize draw. This is a great Christmas present to keep for yourself or to give to one of your nearest and dearest.
We hope you will join us in giving our sponsors a huge thank you for supporting our school community, the vital charities which the Community Group funds and for helping to make the Christmas Bazaar possible.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 27th. Bring your friends and families, it is going to be a wonderful day.
如果没有我们的赞助商的鼎力支持， 我们的活动将不可能实现。今年我们的赞助商有：: Thomas Cook, Gateway Group Limited, Pavilion Samui Villas and Resort, DTL Furniture, HRB CONCO, Renaud Air, The New York Dental Clinic, Shanghai Junior Golf Academy, Sports for Life, Imagine, Pure Smile, and Qkuts.
我们一直的合作伙伴St. James Place Wealth Management将提供苹果手表或ipad作为抽奖礼品，这将是一份给自己或亲爱的家人朋友们的最好圣诞礼物！
With warm wishes,
Chair of the Community Group