My friend Carol Hyland has been working her socks off the past couple of months putting together the Mad Hatters Ball. All I've done is tweeted, facebooked and generally been a sounding board for her but she's borne the brunt of all the hard work. While trying not to piss off her own clients. Well Carol, you did a fabulous job.
It was a superb evening and we (its the royal 'we' you understand - most of the work was Carol's) have a lot of people to thank.
To all our prize sponsors - for donating the most wonderful prizes that enticed close to 100 people to make the effort to wear some sort of headgear - not sure a lot of them qualified as hats!. So hats off to (in alphabetical order): Coral Suites; Fujairah Rotana; Himalayan Holidays; Le Meridien Al Aqah; Mojo PR; Richard Munroe; Ritz Carlton Muscat; ShoCho; Sia Select; The Harbor Club and last but not least Tilly & Pinch.
We had cash donors including Siobhan Malley, Richard Munroe and Parmar Tailors. We have to thank the team at the Harbor club for their help in providing us with the venue and accommodating our demands. Thank you to Paul Henessy for providing us with entertainment and his wonderful music and getting everyone on the tiny dance floor.
THANK YOU to the expat residents of Fujairah. Some are friends but most are in the community and come to our fundraisers and support us in our cause of providing a future for a handful of Nepalese orphans.