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 Tuesday, November 28, 2017. According to government, 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 JVD’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 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.
Please click here to watch the video of the Elmore Stoutt High School.