SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND- GALA DINNER 2015
The 2015 Gala Dinner themed ‘Shine bright like a diamond ’ in association with “Ladies Who Lunch ” held on September 4th was indeed a glam affair along with a noble cause, the attendees were individuals, groups including corporate businesses and executives throughout Abu Dhabi, local council and Government officials supporting the event through attendance and/or sponsorship.
Some highlights of the evening were
• Entertainment and Music
• Silent Auction and Raffles with exciting prizes to be won
•Red carpet and photography opportunities
•Entrée and welcome address
•Main course and ongoing Entertainment – live performances
•Live charity auction
•DJ until late
UNICEF in Action with WASH Project:
PROVIDING CLEAN DRINKING WATER AND PROPER SANITATION FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACROSS AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST.
As we are aware that dirty water, poor sanitation, and unhygienic practices cause millions of children to suffer needlessly from disease. Despite being preventable, water and sanitation related diseases remain one of the most significant child health problems worldwide. Almost 750 million people lack access to safe drinking water and an estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation facilities.
UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and to promote safe hygiene practices. In emergency situations, UNICEF also provides urgent relief to communities and nations threatened by disrupted water supplies and disease.
In line to the great initiative this Charity Gala Dinner supported “Road To Awareness”, which is a worldwide fundraising initiative taken by Starwood Hotels & Resorts to support the underprivileged children by means of UNICEF. This year, the money raised will also support with much-needed fund to UNICEF Wash project across Middle East and Africa providing clean drinking water. The Middle East and North Africa is the most water-scarce region in the world, and two out of five people without access to safe drinking water live in Africa.
The Grand Ballroom of The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa was decked up all as per the Diamond theme, decor was indeed stunning.
A total of AED 164,000 was raised from the charity dinner last year. The event this year hopefully will manager to contribute even more.
Four course all UK Cold fish n’ chips menu with drinks was offered to the guests.
What comes to the table indeed has marked the first finest impression on the guests it was Scottish Salmon halibut smoked with soft radish jelly, and mushy peas form. Where the dish kept all its softness it did not disappoint us in it’s crunchy element. It was served with Vegetable Chip and made a perfect entrée’.
Then arrive the Roast Irish beef , the main along with yorkshire pudding with ‘bangers’ onion gravy and root veggies.
We thoroughly enjoyed the dessert which is sticky toffee pudding, with stilton crumble and apple cider sorbet, its divine and was the highlight of whole menu.
Last but not the least was assorted cheese platter with crackers and jams, it came late where all guests were busy in bidding and auction however we were so full that we dint opt for it.
The Charity Gala Dinner turned our to be a memorable night for all those attended being one of a kind event. The night surely has a lot of surprises and wow moments. Funds raised by guests and employees at Starwood Hotels & Resorts will be used to help children wherever the need is greatest.
There was also an exclusive Gala Dinner and room package including Breakfast at a great price to facilitate the participation by the venue host.