Another fantastic fundraising night raised a record-breaking €7,036.14 at The IX Butterfly Charity Ball in aid of The Butterfly Children’s Charity, DEBRA. The event was held recently at La Marina Camping Resort, La Marina, organised by Mary Chambers and Sue Rogers.
The glittering annual event hosted by Tommy Rogers was attended by 200 guests and they enjoyed a pool-side Cava reception followed by a three-course meal in the La Marina Restaurant and top entertainment courtesy of VJK.
The Butterfly Children Charity has been supporting EB families for 25 years and was honoured this year to have Diego and his family attending the event. Diego is a 9-year-old boy with EB a devastating condition. Along with Tommy Rogers, Diego helped raise the amazing amount. His personality won over the crowd and was key to encouraging people to donate more and more.
There were three winners on the Lucky Numbers competition, who won €50 each, they were: Sue Rogers, Carol Barkway and Ann Stobo and Sue and Carol kindly donated half of their winnings back to the charity. The main prize of the evening was €250 in vouchers for Zenia Boulevard, and was won by Kim and Roger Nickolds. There were many other prizes won on the night, such as a Kindle table, travel vouchers, prizes donated by hair and beauty salons and restaurants, a golfing voucher and hampers.
The auction allowed many of the guests to bid for bottles of Bollinger Champagne, green fees and buggies from La Finca Golf, Villamartin and Las Ramblas. Hotel vouchers from Sunset Beach Club, Benalmadena and the prestigious Hotel Puente Romana, Marbella were also money raising lots.
Once again, this year the Golden Butterfly was a great success with 20 Butterflies available at €50 each. The guests’ generosity meant all of the golden butterflies were sold and the winner was Tanya Taylor receiving €500. There were also numerous individual donations from the guests, all of which combined to allow the charity to raise its largest amount ever in one single event.
The Butterfly Children Charity would like to thank everyone who worked extremely hard behind the scene to make this event such a success, Tommy Rogers who hosts this event every year. All the local business from La Marina down to the Costa del Sol who continue to donate wonderful prizes, Pedro and all his staff at La Marina Camping Resort for all their hard work and for looking after all of the guests; and of course all of the guests who attend the event and who gave so generously to DEBRA. Without their support the event would never have happened. Next year’s Butterfly Charity Ball will be on Friday 27th September 2019, if you would like to attend this event, please contact Mary Chambers on 616 076 072.