|Photo courtesy of www.afternoontea.co.ok|
I partook of high tea on one of my visits to London and can’t say that I liked the tea or the treats. But, that was not the case at the British Embassy's recent High Tea and Jazz to benefit The Flying Angel.
More than 400 guests are royally treated to jazz, tasty tea treats and Dubai’s cool breezes while supporting the Seafarer’s Mission’s -The Flying Angel.
Roger and I opt to travel by my newest Dubai ‘treasure’ – Rafiq, a gracious and timely private driver – because, as usual, parking is non-existent by the Embassy and with 400 guests taxis will be scarce. Just imagine!
Dear friends Wendy and Hal Burke, who graciously invited us to the event, join us for the pleasurable ride.
Jazz singer Cara Jean Roberts serenades us as Young Roge, one of Dubai most popular DJs, MCs the event in his bright style. A lively auction adds to the coffers.
|AWA members l. to r. Katie Foster, Cynthia Zimmerman, Wendy Burke, |
Renuka Matthews, Cheryl Martino, Diana Mullins, Robin Loving, Patricia Talbot, and Theresa Dommett
One of the favorite volunteer activities is at Christmas time when volunteers from around the city come to wrap 25,000 items into 5,000 gift packages that are gifted to the seafarers. AWA funded the T-shirts that served as the “wrapper” for this past Christmas’ gifts.
They can go without seeing their families for many months, even years. As a result, it is common for seafarers to go through long periods of isolation and loneliness, unable to communicate with family and friends at home.
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And thanks, Wendy and Hall, for including us in this elegant affair.
Claiming to be the world’s most luxurious hotel (read expensive) with its own fleet of Roll Royces (no we will not be getting a ride), it is Dubai’s iconic building featured on most promotional pieces. It resembles a billowing sail and is lit at night by choreographed lighting representing fire and water.
This should be a very interesting experience. Hope they serve champagne along with tea!
|Cara serenades Robin & Rick Loving|
|Cara serenades Renuka and Steve Mathews|