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The Fundraisers’ signature Bargain Basement Sale to support 6 super charities

he annual sale was held in Lahore on Sunday 11th November 2018

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The Fundraisers held their signature annual Bargain Basement Sale on Sunday 11th of November 2018 at the Gulberg Galleria Mall, Lahore. This year’s #BBS18 raised over SIX MILLION for charity.
This year all the proceeds from the sale will benefit six charities working for education and healthcare.

Tariq Zaman, proud owner of the Nazia Chisty sold at the auction

These include:
1) Pink Ribbon Pakistan, towards building the first breast cancer hospital in Pakistan;
2) Rising Stars Foundation (RSF) for co-ed schools in Swat and Uch Sharif for the underprivileged;
3) Lahore Hospital Welfare Society, for the Shams Shahabuddin Convalescent Home;
4) Door of Awareness, for education of street children in Lahore;
5) The Giving Tree for providing cancer comfort totes to chemotherapy patients, and
6) Sunbeams School System, that operates a network of self-sustaining schools in rural Punjab.

The first tier sponsors of the event were Sapphire and Arif Sons. The second tier co-sponsors included Sabroso, Interwood, Guard Filters and Gulberg Galleria with PR by Lotus and a radio media partnership with City FM 89. In addition, BBS partnered to provide logistical and technological support for this year’s sale with: SimSim Pakistan, Easy Tickets, Autosoft Technology, Lumensoft Technology and Daewoo.

Nuria with Maleeha Khwaja, winner of the Dubai return ticket from Multinational Travel at the Raffle

This year’s annual sale brought together hundreds of the best Pakistani fashion and lifestyle brands under one roof. All brands generously donated items sold at the event at 50% off their retail value. Clothing items ranged from high-end couture, bridals, semi-formal and prêt-à-porter along with beautiful jewellery pieces, art, home accessories and furniture from over 200 brands. The popular BBS Vintage Section pulled in a big crowd and this year’s sale was equally fabulous filled with brand new or pre-loved and gently worn designer items for charity along with furniture pieces. This section had international designers which included exquisite pieces by Fendi, Bulgari, Manolo Blahnik, Gianni Versace, Gucci, Valentino, Tory Burch, Victoria Beckham, Christian Dior and Coach but to name a few.

Before the sale opens – BBS camaraderie

The BBS grand Raffle was additionally on form with several extraordinary prizes including flights to Dubai sponsored by Multinational Travel and SNS Travels, and weekend night stays at The Nishat Hotel in Lahore, and Hindukush Heights in Hunza. Raffle prizes also included meal vouchers at Lahore’s finest eateries, treatments at local salons, fresh baked goods by various bakeries and even a motorbike donated by Ravi Motorcycles towards The Fundraisers BBS cause. An annual Auction was also held, where art lovers had the unique opportunity to bid on and purchase discounted art by venerated artists. These included stunning paintings from Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists: Nazia Ejaz, Shazly Khan, Farhan Manto and Hussain Chandio.

Aitchison student volunteers

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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