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Hong Kong rallies to assit BVI, funds raised

Scene from the BVI High School Fundraiser Ball on Tuesday.

While the exact figures raised are still being tallied, a black-tie fundraiser gala which was held in Hong Kong for Elmore Stout High School has been hailed a success.

Reports are that more than 300 persons turned up to the event which was hosted by the BVI Asia House on Tuesday.

The event dubbed BVI High School Fundraiser Ball was organised by a committee of Hong Kong-based financial services providers.

According to a release, Elise Donovan who is Director of BVI House Asia, and Jonathon Clifton, Group Managing Director of VISTRA, said they were both overwhelmed by the support and turnout from the industry.

“The event exceeded our expectations and we’re tremendously humbled and grateful for the generosity of the industry,” said Donovan.

The fundraiser ball featured live and silent auctions for exotic vacations, art memorabilia, and a designer gown.

There were raffles of Jost Van Dyke’s Soggy Dollar rum cakes, and pledges.

In addition, there was a well-received video produced by the Department of Information and Public Relations/GIS on Elmore Stout High, depicting the Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn as well as staff and students of the school.

All proceeds will go towards rebuilding the Road Town-based high school.

Notably, the tables at the ball were all named after the islands of the BVI.

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