Slug: Charity Sale (1’37’’)
A charity sale to benefit elderly people was held in front of Taipei City Hall on Sunday. Bargain-hunters from Taiwan and abroad were out in force, and were spending freely, knowing that their purchases were going to help a good cause.##
A Mexican Mariachi band was flown in to open the sale, and a troupe of Turkish Belly dancers provided half-time entertainment. It was a cold and rainy morning, but the music and dancing seemed to brighten people’s spirits as they roamed the bazaar, looking for a deal.
為了這場義賣活動 主辦單位特地 請樂隊老遠從墨西哥飛來
加上土耳其肚皮舞 幫這個有冷又濕的 早上加一點分
Pretty much everything, apart from the cost will go to charity. Whatever we earn, we'll give it to charity.
The event, now in its third year, is held by the Taipei International Women's Association. Lai Fang-jhen, director of the association, says that the sale has been very successful in attracting sponsors and in raising the profile of the association and its work.
執行長賴芳真說 這個義賣很成功 吸引了許多的贊助者 客人
International Women’s Club
Those sponsors are from everywhere in Taiwan. Like, we have sponsors from enterprises and many of them donate cash.
贊助者來自台灣全省 有一些是公司 很多給的是現金
We're here on a conference visit and we were just walking to see Taipei 101. Then we heard Mexican music and we're from Mexico, so we just came and we stayed.
According to the organizers, all 150 booths were rented out, 30 by trade and cultural offices. While the adults had fun shopping and trying out exotic foods, kids got a chance to experience the hardships that accompany old age.
其中有30個是租給外國文化辦事處 大人逛街 試試異國料理的時候
Despite the dreadful weather, many people have come out to show support for the charity event.
This is Michella Weng for Formosa TV in Taipei.
雖然天氣不好 不過還是很多人 出來贊助這個慈善活動
民視新聞 咼昇軍 翁郁容 台北採訪報導