As the name suggests, the Swiss Ladies’ Charity Group was formed by several Swiss ladies many years ago with the aim of raising funds for different charities in Sri Lanka. The name never changed but men are equally welcome to participate! There is no membership as such, and any member of the Swiss Circle can join this group and take part in the International Christmas Charity Bazaar, a yearly fundraising event, held in Colombo in November.
Like the other participating countries and organisations, The Swiss Ladies’ Charity group has a stall at the bazaar where they sell homemade traditional Christmas biscuits and as many Swiss goodies as they can possibly bring down from Switzerland, especially chocolates, Fondue and Gruyère cheese. They further sell different Swiss products that are donated by Swiss companies in Sri Lanka and some locally made products like Glühwein.
Decorated with Swiss flags and posters, their stall has a reputation of being one of the most strikingly presented stalls at the event.
The collected funds are always distributed among the charitable organisations which have been supported by the Swiss Ladies’ Charity Group for many years. The group makes sure that their donations are being used for their original purpose by paying regular visits to the different institutions who help those less fortunate and/or differently abled.
Anyone interested in joining this jolly group or learning more about it can get in touch with the main coordinator,
Mrs. Sabine Wittachy (0773020106 – firstname.lastname@example.org) or ask any member of the Swiss Circle.