Fundraising and charity work are major components of the BASS charter.
BASS is a registered Not For Profit Organisation in Korea.
Our Registration Number is: 101-80-07079
Thanks to the generosity of the British and wider international business community and of our own members, BASS is able to contribute to a number of Korean charities each year.
In 2009, BASS raised and donated over KRW 127 million and in 2010 over KRW 180 million.
Our major fundraiser each year is the Queen’s Birthday Ball. Held in late May or early June, this glamorous fundraiser is the perfect night for the international community to get together and give back to our host country of South Korea.
In 2009, the Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt was transformed into The Great British Seaside.
In 2010, the Ballroom was transformed into the luxury cruise liner HMS Queen Elizabeth. Some photos from this elegant event can be found in The Queen's Birthday Ball 2010 photo gallery.
In 2011, the Ballroom was transformed into the Mad Hatter's tea party with the sole access into the ball being through a rabbit warren, for the Alice in Wonderland theme. See the elegant photos from The Queen's Birthday Ball 2011!
We recognise and thank all of our sponsors who help make this fundraising event possible.
BASS also runs smaller fundraising events throughout the year.
All funds raised at the Ball plus a large portion of Membership fees, are distributed to welfare projects and charitable organisations around Korea.
Our Welfare Committee receives numerous requests for help each year. The Committee carefully considers each request and decides on the allocation of funds by visiting the charities to assess their needs.