The Fundraisers are back again with their much awaited Bargain Basement Sale 2019 (#BBS19),which is an annual fundraising event that has been going strong since 2005 when it was founded. Featuring hundreds of coveted designer and branded items – ranging from clothing and accessories to furniture and home goods, showcased under one roof at heavily discounted prices, BBS19 is scheduled to take place at Gulberg Galleria in Lahore on 3rd November 2019.Indeed, this year over 170 of the leading Pakistani brands are participating and giving back to the community along withyummy goodies in-store for shoppers at the BBS Bakery Stall where Lahore’s best bakers and chefs have donated confectionaries, all available at half price!
100% of the proceeds raised from the event this year will go to the following six charities working for education and healthcare: 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) Fatima Memorial Hospital, for free treatment of the needy; 5) The Giving TreeFoundationfor providing cancer comfort totes to chemotherapy patients, and 6) Care Foundation, the country’s leading and most far-reaching educational nonprofit organization.The main sponsors for the 1-day event in Lahore are Sapphire, Gulberg Galleria andArif Sons. The associate sponsors for the event areKnN’s and Sanitarwith City FM 89 as the radio partners and PR being provided by Lotus Client Management and Public Relations.
The event will also feature a grand raffle boasting star prizes such as a return flight to Dubai, courtesyof SNS Travels& Tours, a weekend get-away at the exclusive Hindukush Heights Hotel in Chitral along with various high-value restaurant and salon vouchers.This will be followed by a live auction at 4.30pm which will feature a selection of premium works of art donated by artists such asFaiza Sheikh, Farhan Manto, NaziaEjaz, Shazly Khan andMohsin Sheikh to name a few along with beautiful carpets donated by Abbas Carpets and Miaco. The BBS Food Court will also feature a variety of savory treats by Heritage Luxury Suites Cafe.
Admission tickets can be bought in advance online via easytickets.pk or then at the door on the day of the event. The admissionenterance donation isRs.1000 from 3-4pm and thereafter, Rs.500.. Fundraisers Co-Founder, Nuria Rafique-Iqbal has said,“BBS is a platform for the fashion and retail community to give back – it really is by the community, for the community. This is our 14th year of operations, and we are so happy to enjoy the continued support of our sponsors, designers, charities and the public at large. Come and shop with us on Sunday 3 November as you will get the most amazing bargains and every rupee spent will be given to charity! Remember, it is first come, first served so get there early to get the best deals.”