Money on the Right Horse

Melbourne Cup Event at Canggu Club Nets Much Needed Funds for Solemen Community Service Activities
Canggu Club’s Melbourne Cup Lawn Party in Bali on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 raised valuable funds for the Solemen Foundation – with no less than Rp. 268.5 million (US$22,375) yielded from the proceeds of raffles, auctions and sweepstakes sales going to help Bali’s less fortunate residents.

Recognized as one of Bali’s best known and trusted charities, Solemen was founded in 2010 life-long humanitarians Robert Epstone and Beat Schmid de Gruneck. A Bali-based non-profit organization cooperating with accredited agencies working to alleviate suffering among the disadvantaged in Bali, Solemen operates a sustainable nutrition program together with direct assistance to some of the island’s neediest families.

The Canggu Club’s support to Solemen Indonesia forms part of a range of programs aimed to “give back” to the people of Bali. Each year the Canggu Club supports the Jodie O’Shea Orphanage. Moreover, children from the orphanage have been hosted to “fun days out” at the Club experiencing the thrill of bouncing on a trampoline and playing ten-pin bowling.

Later this year, the more than 90 kids housed at the orphanage kids will be invited back to for a visit to the Club’s Splash Waterpark. Also forming part of the Club’s generous program of community support, December 1, 2014 will see the traditional Christmas tree reappear in the Club’s foyer, displaying nearly one hundred “Christmas tags.”

Each tag features a picture of a child at the Jodie O’Shea orphanage. In keeping with the spirit of the Season, Canggu Club members, patrons and staff alike are invited to select a child for whom to buy a Christmas present. Presents are collected and, later in the month, Santa arrives at the Club together with his helpers to present each child with his or her personalized gift.

source : bali discovery tours

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