10th anniversary event for Women With a Mission a great success

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Wow what a night. The Red Carpet Event 2014 was all glamour, from start to finish. The committee worked hard to achieve a smoothly run event that had guests digging deep in to their pockets between dancing, to amaze even themselves at the success of the funds raised for Women With a Mission. The raffle prizes and silent auction items were outstanding, so much so that the night raised a fabulous 888,000 baht.

Committee members Bea Grunwell and Jess Thakker introduced the night, thanked their workers Beatrice Walker, Michelle Brinker, Eguonor Brubaker, Caroline McMaster and Sharon Johnson, and presented flowers to the Women With a Mission team, Kylie Grimmer, Rosanne Diamente and Bronwyn Carey. Sarah Ball was the MC for the night, and performed the task with grace and elegance befitting the event.

Beauties on the red carpet.Beauties on the red carpet.

The hot band Power Jam followed fabulous entertainment, commencing with a young team of lively dancers from the Russian Ballet School Roskinka, and the beautiful sexy Brazilian Ramona Neaga.  DJ Henry Knowles filled in the gaps for some great music.

The diamond ring lucky door prize went to Samantha Lewis, and Oscar for the best dressed female was awarded to Janice Le Touzo, looking stunning in a white fitted dress with diamond accessories. Duane Bishop, looking fabulous in white jacket, black pants and black and white shoes took the Oscar for the best-dressed male, and Mr and Mrs Schelageter for best dressed couple.  The 3 WWM girls received the Oscar for Philanthropy.

Some of the silent auction items that attracted attention included Cartoon Networks Family pass to the Water Park, Dive package from Mermaid Dive Centre, passes to Flight of the Gibbons, a wellness package including BPH voucher, Rasayana Resort voucher, 3 stunning original art pieces from Ingrid Van der Heyden, .59 Ct diamond broach donated by Ivy Schelageter, and many hotel vouchers from top resorts including Anantara, Rembrandt, and Holiday Inn.

From left - Bronwyn, Rosanne, Kylie, Jess, and Bea.From left – Bronwyn, Rosanne, Kylie, Jess, and Bea.

Rosanne, Kylie and Bronwyn certainly had a great celebration, and Kylie reflected on the past years, on the sadness that greeted them when they first started working post 2004 tsunami that devastated the western shores of Thailand, and the inspiration gained from the young scholarship students who are working so hard to achieve good school results. Rosanne thanked the wonderful volunteers who have sustained WWM and enabled them to continue their projects through skilled assistance with the young people with disabilities, manning stalls for fundraising, and taking time to visit the projects on the Burmese border. A final thank you to the corporate sponsors who supported the night, Caterpillar Thailand, Albatross Logistics, Titan VNS, Inergy, GAC, Hemaraj, and CEA, along with the media Pattaya Golfer, Inspire e-magazine, Pattaya Mail media group, and Action Pictures who assisted with photography on the night.

Oscar for the best dressed female was awarded to Janice Le Touzo, whilst Duane Bishop took the Oscar for the best-dressed male.Oscar for the best dressed female was awarded to Janice Le Touzo, whilst Duane Bishop took the Oscar for the best-dressed male.

Sarah Ball was the MC for the night, and performed the task with grace and elegance befitting the event.Sarah Ball was the MC for the night, and performed the task with grace and elegance befitting the event.

Ivy and Peter Schelageter receive the award for most charming couple.Ivy and Peter Schelageter receive the award for most charming couple.

Hot Samba dancers entertain the guests.Hot Samba dancers entertain the guests.

The hot band Power Jam filled the dance floor with their music.The hot band Power Jam filled the dance floor with their music.

It’s a night of gowns, suits and feathers.It’s a night of gowns, suits and feathers.

This young team of lively dancers from the Russian Roskinka Ballet School was part of the fabulous entertainment.This young team of lively dancers from the Russian Roskinka Ballet School was part of the fabulous entertainment.