Poppy Ball 2019
Fri 15th Nov 2019 - 21:00 - 23:59
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Event Summary

Date: 15 November 2019 - 15 November 2019

Time: 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM

Category: Charity

Venue: The Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Admission: Free Entry

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One of the most popular events in Bahrain’s yearly social calendar, the Poppy Ball will take place this month, organised by the Bahrain British Business Forum in cooperation with the British Business Association from the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. 

As customary, one of the main attractions at the charity event is the attendance of the Chelsea Pensioners as VIP Guests of Honour.

This year, the BBBF will host three Chelsea Pensioners: Dewi Treharne (WO2) 84 years; Peter Henry (WO1) 72 years; and Roy Palmer (WO2) 80 years. 

During their stay the pensioners will attend many functions, including school visits, British Embassy functions and visits to local places of interest.  The highlights of their visit will be laying a wreath at the Memorial Service to mark Remembrance Day and attending the Poppy Ball.

The evening will begin at 7pm with a welcome reception and a buffet dinner, followed by music from 9.30 pm onwards with music, lights, DJ and a live performance by the band Wired, to dance the night away. 

Dress code is evening or cocktail dresses for ladies and dinner suits with black tie or national dress for gents.

A raffle will be organised during the ball with many exciting prizes up for grabs, including two British Airways business-class return tickets to the UK. 

The Chelsea Pensioners’ visits to Bahrain have become a yearly custom. The Poppy Ball is organised in support of the Chelsea Pensioners Appeal, Earl Haig Pensioners Fund, and the Children and Mothers Welfare Society, which has been a leader in voluntary work in Bahrain since 1953 and has played a central role in the empowerment and uplifting of women and children in the kingdom. 

Call 17813-488 or email [email protected].


Event Location

Gulf Hotel Bahrain, Road No 3801, Manama, Bahrain

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Bahrain British Business Forum

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