11th March, 2010. Vision First held our first fundraiser at SOLAS for the specific purpose of collecting funds to open our first Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service Center. A 100% of the money donated will go towards purchasing office furniture and supplies within the next few months. The event highlighted the bar tending skills of John Tompkins, James Kibble, Manoj Jain, Jeong Jeong Chu and Eric Castillo who will run the LA Marathon on 21st March for Vision First. The guys and Susan Chan did a great job of infecting the crowd with their enthusiasm and willingness to dontate and make the night the great success that it was. A The raffle prizes were donated by our sponsors; Da Vino, Goccia, Concept Creations, Fine Vintage, The Hairdressers, Pure, Stepworks and Mangnolia Private Dining.
A big thanks to all the sponsors, SOLAS and all our guests who donated and gave such overwhelming support. As a new organization, we greatly value the positive feedback and encouragement we receive.
With your continued support, we are able to raise awareness of the need to assist Asylum Seekers and Refugees survive in Hong Kong as they await UNHCR refugee status and third repatriation.
Your donations go a long way to ease the daily challenges they face with the even basics of living such as food and shelter. A special thank you to our beautiful raffle ticket sellers on the night – Brooke Beatson, Belinda Flanders and Letizia Casalino and….our DJ David Sayer. A big thank you to all involved from the Vision First team.
And good luck, top fitness and speed to Eric!
Check out http://www.lifestyleasia.com/gallery/vision-first_2805.htm for more photos of the event…….