More than $40K donated to local charities

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More than $40K donated to local charities

Two months after Bahamas Speed Week Revival brought more than 40 classic and modern racing cars to Nassau from around the world, the organisation is presenting four local charities with a generous donation raised at the Gala Banquet and Auction of Promises sponsored by Pictet Bank & Trust.

“We are delighted to have contributed to such a successful event,” stated Yves Lourdin, Managing Director of Pictet Bank & Trust. “We hope that The Auction of Promises will serve as a catalyst for similar events in the future that encourage persons to contribute significantly to various local charities.”

News of the donation was unveiled at a press conference and cheque presentation at Government House in the presence of His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Governor General who served as patron of the Gala Ball and Auction of Promises. Also present were representatives from Speed Week and the benefitting charities.

“We gratefully thank Bahamas Speed Week Revival for its generous support in assisting Teen Challenge Bahamas to continue empowering the youth of The Bahamas to reach their full God-given potential,” stated Andre Chappelle, Executive Assistant; Teen Challenge Bahamas.

The Cancer Society, Ranfurly Homes for Children, Teen Challenge and the Bahamas AIDS Foundation are each receiving a donation of $10,500 from the funds raised at the Auction of Promises held on December 3, 2011 at Atlantis.

“We are most grateful for the thoughtfulness of the Bahamas Speed Week Revival team,” stated Wendell Barry, Member of the Board of Directors, Education Committee and Operations Committee of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas. “We face many challenges and expenses in our voluntary services which have now spread throughout The Bahamas. On behalf of the Chairman of the Board, Dr. Francis Williams and the President, Earle Bethell and the board of directors, we are most grateful and wish the Bahamas Speed Week Revival Team all the best for the future.”

Patrons of the Auction of Promises bid on some 19 high ticket items including a two-day weekend for four persons to Wild Tamarind Cay, Exuma and a four-course meal prepared by Culinary Association President Michael Adderley.