Friday, August 1, 2014

‘Spirits for Small Change’ raises over 6.5m yen

Post by Stefan Van Eycken, Tokyo
Spirits for Small Change’ has just announced the results of their fundraising efforts (which included a whisky charity event held at BrewDog Roppongi and the online auction of the highly-limited Karuizawa ‘4 Decades’ bottling). The highest bid in the online Karuizawa ‘4 Decades’ auction was 550,000 yen, and the lowest 220,000 yen.
The total raised for the two charities comes to 6,509,114 yen (roughly 63,000 USD / 47,000 EUR) – of which 3,621,767 yen goes to Carillon Kodomo Centre, which operates shelters for abused and neglected children in and around Tokyo, and 2,887,347 yen goes to the Japan chapter of Shine On! Kids, specifically their program to provide children with cancer with therapeutic dogs.
‘Spirits for Small Change’ wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this first charity event: Number One Drinks for their generous donation of the Karuizawa ‘4 Decades’ whisky, the many companies and individuals who kindly contributed bottles to the charity event (see below), Mark Watt and everyone at Cadenhead’s for creating a phenomenal one-off bottling for the event, the staff at BrewDog Roppongi, Malt City and Whisk-e for their structural support over the past couple of months and all of you who showed your support by attending the BrewDog event, bidding on the Karuizawa ‘4 Decades’ or sending us kind words of encouragement. It means a lot to us and to the children who benefit from the work of Carillon Kodomo Centre and Shine On! Kids.

Structural support for "Spirits for Small Change" is provided by:
BrewDog Japan, Whisk-e and Number One Drinks Co.

We gratefully acknowledge the liquid support of (in alphabetical order):
Archives (The Netherlands), Bar Gyu+ (Japan), Bar Zoetrope (Japan), Cadenheads (Scotland), Aaron Chan (Hong Kong), Eastern Faeries Tokyo Whisky Club (Japan), Kennis Ko (Hong Kong), HJ Konigs (Germany), La Maison du Whisky (France), Liquors Hasegawa (Japan), Malts of Scotland (Germany), Masaharu Minabe (Japan), Nahoko Nakajima (Japan), Nine Leaves Distillery (Japan), Hasse Peters (Sweden), Sansibar (Germany), The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Japan), Shinanoya (Japan), Venture Whisky (Japan), Westland Distillery (USA), Whisky Faessle (Germany), The Whisky Exchange (UK), Stefan Wieschollek (Germany)


Guillaume Barth said...

Congratulation :)
This sound like a success. Hope this will help to change some kids life.

Chris Bunting said...

This is great! Well done to everyone involved

Scott van Leenen said...

I was happy to have participated in this event. I look forward to the next one.