A great charity night for the primary school!

In order to support the increase of the primary school students number on the next school year, a charity night was organized in Siem Reap.
At the beginning of October, a new school year will begin at Bayon primary school! We will welcome then 250 students! This includes the 19 students of the kindergarten class who will benefit from a new building within the school site, thanks to the support of the foundations Alain Charruau and Rue des Iris. Eight young monks of the Preah Saar pagoda, where our school is implemented, will also attend the lessons.
To finance the new students’ scholarship, our NGO was given the opportunity to organize a charity night at Heritage Suites Hotel in Siem Reap on Friday 19th August. This luxurious hotel, which already supported our projects by buying breads, croissants and pastries from Bayon Pastry School and by welcoming our pastry students for their internship, showed again its involvement by our sides with this beautiful evening that we organized together.
The fundraising was based on:
– The sales of entrance tickets ($15 presale and $20 on the spot) including free flow soft drinks, wine and beer, tapas pass around prepared by chef Vibol Boun’s team, pastries made by Bayon Pastry School and one raffle ticket;
– The sales of extra raffle tickets;
– An auction sale.
For the occasion, many amazing prizes were given by our sponsors: travel agencies, hotels, restaurants, shops…
After our programme director Claire Buisson’s speech, Xavier Denonville, owner of the Belgian restaurant Le Bel Air, took the floor to successfully lead the auction. The eight prizes (seven stays in hotels and one sunset cruise) were sold, with a total amount of $ 1 730! Then, the lucky draw took place and the nineteen prizes were won by lucky peope!
This great evening gathered about 150 people and enabled to raise $3 608.61, which will finance 12 students’ scholarship for one year!
Montant récolté

Our warmest thanks to:
Heritage Suites Hotel
The Aviary Hotel
Belmond la Résidence d’Angkor
Maison Polanka
Heritage Adventures
Phum Baitang
Rosewood Phnom Penh
Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Gold & Spa Resort
Asia My Way
Café Indochine
Cambodian Travel Partner
Flight of the Gibbon
Senteurs d’Angkor & Kaya Spa
L’Atelier Coiffure
L’Atelier Sushi
La Couleur du Thé
Le Bel Air
Nest Angkor
Rico Pizza
The Sugar Palm
Celliers d’Asie
The Warehouse
And to Bugs Café and German Sausage Company which distributed our presale tickets.

Thanks to Xavier Denonville who led the auction sales and the lucky draw.

Congratulations to Heritage Suites Hotel staff who did a great job to make this evening a success and thanks to Antoine Lhomme, who took the initiative of the event and who helped a lot on organizing it.

Finally, big thanks to all the people who attended the event!

, 24 August 2016