Hong Kong Offshore Industry Raises Funds to Support Hurricane-ravaged BVI High School

Date: November 30, 2017

Hong Kong, November 29, 2017 - Close to 300 persons turned up for the black-tie BVI High School Fundraiser Ball in Hong Kong, at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel on Wednesday, November 29, 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.

Ms. Elise Donovan, Director BVI House Asia and Jonathon Clifton, Group Managing Director of VISTRA, gave welcome and opening remarks.

Both said 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.

Ms. Donovan, Director BVI House Asia said, "A video produced by the Department of Information and Public Relations/GIS, featuring the Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn, the Principal and students of the school, 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.

The ball was co-sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kowloon North. Monies raised are still being tallied.

Please click here to watch the video of the Elmore Stoutt High School.