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deVere and Partners Sponsors Geneva Children in Need Charity Ball


deVere and Partners, the world’s largest independent international financial consultancy is pleased to sponsor Geneva appeal for Children in Need’s Inaugural Charity Masquerade Ball in Geneva on 10th October 2009. This event represents a unique opportunity for both parties to join forces in support of the Clair Bois Foundation and Association Païdos in Geneva, and Children In Need UK.

The Inaugural Charity Masquerade Ball, which takes place at the Mandarin Hotel in Geneva, will feature an auction for charity. The money raised at the event will go to the appeal’s three principal charities, all of which aim to benefit children in the UK and in Switzerland. Annie Kennedy, member of the ball organising committee commented “Our relationship with deVere as a corporate partner of the Masquerade Ball will create a wide variety of new opportunities for us and the charities we support”.

“Social responsibility is one of deVere’s core principles and therefore, we are delighted to be working with Clair Bois, Association Païdos and Children in Need UK in order to raise money for disadvantaged children”, said Paul Dodds, deVere and Partner’s Managing Partner in Switzerland. “We are happy to assist the Geneva appeal for Children in Need through our local presence in the region and look forward to developing an ongoing partnership with them in the future”.

deVere and Partners has offices in over forty countries worldwide and services many expatriates in Switzerland out of its hubs in Geneva, Zurich and Basel.

About deVere & Partners
deVere and Partners is the world’s largest independent international financial consultancy. International investors and expatriates employ us to find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US$7 billion of funds under administration and management, deVere has more than fifty thousand clients in over a hundred countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual’s needs are behind our success. As a result we now have offices in over forty countries. You can find us in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Mexico, Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich, amongst others.
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About the Clair Bois Foundation
The Clair Bois Foundation is the biggest private institution for poly-handicapped individuals in the canton of Geneva. It is adapted to the needs of each one and provides a living environment guaranteeing the physical and psychological wellbeing, educational wellbeing, medical care and specialized teaching for the children as well as leisure and holiday activities. Money raised by the 2009 appeal will go towards the purchasing of expensive specialised equipment for the children.

About Association Païdos
Founded in 1996, Païdos allows children and teenagers in distress to be integrated back in society. There are three areas of activities: i) Welcoming of teenagers to reintegrate them into society, the school system or the job market, and the welcoming of migrants and international children in order to integrate them into Geneva society through creative activities ii) Creating awareness amongst groups of adolescents about issues that concern them through interactive exhibitions and iii) Observation; investigating a population of teenagers about issues that concern them in order to propose means of prevention and action. Païdos now takes care of more than 40 teenagers annually in the Psycho-educational Centre for Teenagers (CPPA) and more than 850 migrants and local Geneva children via the workshop “Bricolos.” Money raised by the 2009 appeal will go towards the Bricolos workshops and various educational tours organized locally for the children at Païdos.


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