Kurumba Maldives hosts ‘Party with a Purpose’
Maldives.net.mv – On Friday 2nd May Kurumba Maldives proudly hosted the fundraising event “Party with a Purpose”. This event was held for the third year running in aid of 72 orphaned children residing at “Kudakudhinge Hiyaa” located on Villingili island, as well as the Education and Training Centre for Children (ETCC) in Maafushi island with 37 children. Support from 10 different Maldivian performers, many suppliers and partners contributed to raise over US$20,000. The funds collected will be used to purchase new kitchen and living equipment plus urgent consumable supplies.
Local artists volunteered their time to perform Maldivian and international tunes with bands, DJ’s and a Bodu Beru groups performing for guests’ enjoyment. Performances took place at the Water Sports Beach Stage between 3.30pm to 7.30 pm and at the Beach Bar from 8pm until 12am. The musicians who offered their time and joie de vivre were: The Woods, Def Note, Coral Band, Shimmering Light, Good Feelings, Pluck & Blow, Dhammaanu Bodu Beru, DJ Malik, DJ Ali as well as the Kurumba Bodu Beru team. Moreover invitees were able to enjoy some watersports activities with the gracious cooperation of Extreme
The set up for the event would have not been possible without the vital support of Event Maldives as well as a taskforce of 40 team members from Kurumba itself donating their time.
Local and foreign suppliers; Chef Middle East, Wrist, Cosmopolitan, Lilly F&B, SIMDI Beverages, Grape Expectations and MMI Maldives donated goods that were used as refreshments and nourishment throughout the day, from which all proceeds went to the cause.
The silent auction was graced this year with the tremendous support of 18 resorts and 2 major airline carriers as sponsors. This was conducted throughout the event with many guests bidding for the following resorts and prizes:
Velassaru, Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Kanuhura, Lily Beach Resort & Spa, Shangri La’s Villingili, Soneva Fushi, Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa, Niyama, Bandos, Jumeirah Vittaveli, Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Chaayaa Lagoon Hakuraa Huraa, Holiday Inn Kandooma, Huvafen Fushi, Vivanta by Taj Coral Reef, Maalifushi by COMO, W Retreat & Spa, Kurumba Maldives, Veli Spa, Emirates Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
The afternoon and evening was a great success with many locals, expatriates and senior business invitees plus Kurumba’s in house guests joining in. There was non stop live entertainment across the two venues and the day was blessed with perfect weather to host such an event.
The Kudakudhinge Hiyaa orphanage, located on Villingili island hosts children between the ages of 6 months and 21 years old. This is a self-supporting service that requires help from the community and industry in order to continue providing a caring, safe and educational environment for these children.
Judit Rosa, Sales & Marketing Manager of Kurumba and organizer of the event stated: “This has been a highly successful event. We have been blessed and overwhelmed by the support of the local performers, suppliers and partners. Going forward, we intend to maintain this popular yearly event and raise greater funds for a good purpose.”