Geneva Charity Ball 2011 raises £52,000
It has become a ’must-attend’ event on the European social calendar, and this year’s Geneva Charity Ball has been hailed as the most successful to date, with the event going global for the first time.
Not only were there more than 500 glamorous guests at the city’s flagship Inter-Continental Hotel on Friday 18th November, there were more than 300 people at sister events held in London, Madrid and Antwerp.
On the night over 75,000 CHF (£52,000) was raised for the selected four charities - Clair Bois, Paidos, SOS Children’s Villages, and The World Youth Education Trust - whose work has truly life-changing benefits. In addition, organisers say more funds are still being donated.
“The ball brought together a fantastic mix of people all with one aim: to have a good time doing good”, commented the Geneva Charity Ball’s chairman, James Bradley.
“With our guests, the UN orchestra, the World Jazz Band, plus the Ministry of Sound’s VIP team, everyone had a great evening and left knowing that something worthwhile had been achieved”.
The Ball’s major sponsor for the third consecutive year was the deVere Group, the World’s Largest Independent Financial Advisory. Paul Dodds, the company’s Senior Managing Partner in Switzerland and Italy said, “As a responsible global finance brand and an influential employer in Switzerland with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Basel and Berne, the deVere Group once gain felt compelled to form a partnership with The Geneva Charity Ball, as it allows us to champion the needs of those less fortunate in our local community and around the world”.
For this reason deVere Switzerland matched the figure raised at the auction, essentially doubling the money to be presented to these four remarkable charities.
He added: “We remain committed to supporting this extra-special, high-energy, and upscale event that has a serious purpose - that of giving those less fortunate than ourselves a helping hand. The deVere Group is proud to have played a key part in what has been the most thrilling and most international Geneva Charity Ball ever”.
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