The British Embassy has the pleasure to announce that they will be very soon hosting the traditional British Ambassador’s 9th Charity Quiz Evening! The Quiz will take place on Friday, 12th April at 18:30 at the British Residence (36 Vasil Levski Blvd). For more information, please find the invitation attached.

Something about the Event: You will be welcomed at the British Residence at 18:30, and the Quiz will commence at 19:15. Quizmaster HMA Dr Rob Dixon has prepared great rounds, so watch out for a twist in the quiz! There will be English, Bulgarian and international questions with a special creative round and as an addition a paper quiz on the tables. The teams will be of 6 participants. The tickets will cost 65 BGN per person payable on your arrival at the Residence. They will be donating part of the takings to the Mountain Rescue Service.

The British Embassy promises you an evening full of emotions, competitiveness, buzz and last but not least it is great fun and excitement. We will be holding a Tombola with appealing items donated by valuable partners of the British Embassy and the Mountain Rescue Service. There will be a cashless bar set up in the dining room and you can purchase bar cards on your arrival. No credit card option for payments will be available on the night.

ID’s will be required on arrival. The space is limited, so first come, first serve! Please feel free to spread the word and do invite friends and contacts.

Please do RSVP to britishembassysofia@fcdo.gov.uk by 8th April 2024.

Something about the Charity: The Mountain Rescue Service (MRS), part of the Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC), was established in 1933 and is the only structure in Bulgaria that provides assistance in the mountains.

MRS operates with more than 550 volunteer mountain rescuers, including 40 medics, 46 full-time rescuers, and over 30 seasonal rescuers. MRS provides assistance to over 2 300 persons and conducts over 160 rescue operations annually.

One of the Service’s most important instruments for rescuing people who are victims of avalanches is the RECCO® system. At the moment, the MRS has four detectors placed in strategic locations in the ski centres, near the areas with the most avalanche incidents. The contract expires in 2025, and they need our support to continue to provide quick and professional assistance to victims of avalanche accidents and to prevent putting the lives of the rescuers at risk.

IMPORTANT: In previous years they were oversubscribed, therefore to avoid having disappointed friends and contacts, please do book your places well in advance.

Thank you for your support and they do look forward seeing you on Friday, 12th April.