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Superyacht Charities’ first Winter Ball raises over £25,000

The UK-based charity concluded 2019 with over £100,000 raised in one year…

The Brewery, London, opened its doors to 174 attendees of the Superyacht Charities Winter Ball, on 4th December, to celebrate the end of the year and raise money for two charities: Wetwheels Foundation and the Bahamas relief efforts further to the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian earlier in 2019.

Wetwheels is a truly inspiring organisation which provides disabled participants with the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way - onboard modified, fully accessible powerboats. They have made these fantastic voyages possible for thousands of disabled people, and in 2020 their next step is to open a new branch of Wetwheels in Falmouth, Cornwall.

The devastating loss of life, homes and landscape in the wake of Hurricane Dorian resulted in the necessary initiative to provide support to the relief and recovery efforts on the affected islands. This page has been established as a resource centre to help the various trusted partners through a monetary contribution or donation of specific goods.

The Superyacht Charities Winter Ball raised over £25,000 through an entertaining raffle, a competitive silent auction, and a Christmas Day-worthy three-course dinner. The festive spirit was high, illustrated by a bustling dancefloor throughout the evening.

Headline sponsors of the event were Voly and Pearla Caviar, with supporting sponsor, Heesen Yachts, while The Superyacht Group were proud to be the event organising sponsor.

Founded in 2012, Superyacht Charities continues its growth and success year-on-year. The majority of the fundraising takes place through events such as charity bike rides, an international charity ball programme, and the recently launched and hugely successful Winter Ball.

Superyacht Charities’ stellar 2019 can be observed by the summary infographic below.

 

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