CFAB | Afternoon Tea

Mrs Hager Ammar (Tunisia), Ms Inguna Penike (Latvia), Mrs Esra Bilgic (Turkey) and Mrs Kathrin Eichtinger (Austria)

Mary Chokani (Malawi), Joyce Kalaghe (Tanzania) and Mrs Fravia Chikonde (Zambia)

Mrs Janet Ekaney (Cameroon) joins in discussions on CFAB fundraising

Mrs Dalal Al Duwaisan (Kuwait) and CFAB Spring Fair Chairwoman Anne-Marie Gray

The Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps Mr Alistair Harrison, Mrs Ulviyya Taghizadeh (Azerbaijan) and CFAB International President Douglas Lewis

Datin Nurhayana Janis Abudllah Lim (Brunei) and Fatimah Gammage (The Women’s Council)

Mrs Bibi Nunkoo (Mauritius) and Jennifer Julfiqar (Saudi Arabia)

All change at CFAB

Diplomatic spouses attending this year’s CFAB Afternoon Tea learned of changes ahead for the charitable organisation. CFAB Chair Kumari Blakely announced that the Spring Fair would be discontinued after 56 years due to rising costs and falling revenues. Thanking the diplomatic community for their support, she said she hoped the corps would support the charity in new ways. She added that the charity, through its international work, valued its close links with the diplomatic community.

CFAB International President Douglas Lewis admitted he was sad so see the end of the fair but said it reflected changing times, where many heads of mission were women and many diplomatic spouses now had careers of their own.

The Q&A generated some great ideas which spouses discussed over a delicious Afternoon Tea, laid on by Mrs Dalal Al Duwaisan, wife of the Ambassador of Kuwait.


Mrs Al Duwaisan and her team at the Embassy of Kuwait laid on a spectacular festive tea

Mrs Maryam al-Khater (Qatar) and Mrs Sadaf Abbas (Australia)

Afternoon tea treats

Fatouma Hillal (Morocco) and Nadhira Ben Issa (Algeria)

Mrs Magdalena Neskovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and Mrs Dragana Pribicevic (Serbia)