Over 300 persons turned up for the black-tie BVI High School Fundraiser Ball in Hong Kong at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel on November 28, 2017.
The event, to raise funds toward the rebuilding of the Elmore Stoutt High School, was organised by a committee of Hong Kong-based financial services industry practitioners.
Elise Donovan, Director BVI House Asia and Jonathon Clifton, Group Managing Director of VISTRA both gave opening remarks stating they were overwhelmed by the support and turnout from the industry. Donovan said “the event exceeded our expectations and we’re tremendously humbled and grateful for the generosity of the industry.”
The ball featured live and silent auctions, raffles of Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar rum cakes, as well as pledges. Items auctioned included varied items such as exotic vacations, art memorabilia and a designer gown.
Donovan said, "A video produced by the Department of Information and Public Relations/GIS on the school featuring the Minister and Principal was loudly applauded and attendees said they were deeply touched by it.
Tables at the ball were all named after the islands of the BVI.
Monies raised are still being tallied.
Click to watch now the presentation for Hong Kong Fundraising Ball to benefit the Elmore Stoutt High School.