THANK YOU BAHRAIN
Bringing Us All Closer Together
Friday 6th December 2013
St. Christopher’s Cathedral’s stall was prominent among others at this major event organised by the Bahrain Federation of Expatriate Associations (BEFA). Held at the National Stadium car park in Riffa, the event took place under the patronage of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee president Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa. In his speech Shaikh Nasser conveyed to the expatriate communities the King’s greetings and pride in the key role they have played in the kingdom’s progress.
Alongside church representation at the event, diplomatic missions, expatriate clubs, societies, schools and universities all had stalls. The money raised from Thank You Bahrain will be used to fund the launch of the BEFA shelter, a special residential sanctuary with legal, medical and emotional support for expatriates in need. The Dean of St. Christopher’s Cathedral, the Very Rev’d Chris Butt, is among several community leaders serving on the shelter’s executive launch committee.