We have the pleasure to announce that we will be very soon hosting the traditional British Ambassador’s 8th Charity Quiz Evening! The Quiz will take place on Friday, 27th January at 18.30pm at the British Residence (36 Vasil Levski Blvd).

Something about the Event: You will be welcomed at the British Residence at 18.30pm and the Quiz will commence at 19.15pm. Quizmasters HMA Dr Rob Dixon and DHM Lynne Charles have 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 50lv payable on your arrival at the Registration desk. We will be donating part of the takings to SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). We promise 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. There will be a cashless bar set up in the dining room and you can purchase bar cards on your arrival at the Registration desk. This year the food will be cooked in house and we will be serving hot chicken fillets and chips and for desserts, our Residence chef Jenny will make her famous brownie served with a healthy option of a fruit. The dress code will be casual smart. ID’s will be required on arrival. No credit card option for payments will be available on the night. 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 marianna.maclaren@fcdo.gov.uk by 23rd January 2023. 

Guest will have the chance to enjoy special raffle with prices. We would like to invite BBBA Members that interested in contributing to support a great cause. Please contact our team if you are interested in joining the raffle.

Something about the Charity: British Embassy Sofia and local partners officially launched VSELENA Centre, the first Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Bulgaria. VSELENA is located in central Burgas, and its hotline is run 24/7. Privacy and confidentiality is a priority. The Centre’s mission is to improve the quality of care received by victims of rape and sexual assault, to increase the number of victims who speak out after their traumatic experiences, and to ensure access to just judicial proceedings. VSELENA’s aim is to offer a victim-centric social service that will constantly develop and improve and that will serve as a model for other SARC centres throughout Bulgaria. The Centre provides 24-hour emergency care and support for victims of sexual assault. It is a multifunctional facility comprising of forensic medical rooms, rooms for counselling, and private areas for victims. Specially-trained staff help victims feel safe and help them in take informed decisions about what to do next. 

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