Food for Thought Brunch, sponsored by KB Home Centre, raises over $14,000
23 October 2019
On Sunday 20 October 2019 Food for Thought hosted its fourth annual Sunday Brunch for 200 guests at Mango Reef. As a result of the kind support of attendees and sponsors the event raised over $14,000 via ticket sales and a great set of donated silent auction and raffle items. These funds will go towards the running of Food for Thought’s Breakfast Programme – currently in its fourth year. The charity’s co-founders Karen and Jeanne Savory are very grateful for the ongoing support from generous and supportive members of the community.
Brunch guests were treated to a delicious buffet brunch spread put on by the excellent Mango Reef staff, which was generously sponsored by KB Home Center for the third year in a row, as well as complimentary mimosas which were donated by Benefactor Sponsor Gilley’s Enterprises. While enjoying their meal, guests were treated to wonderful entertainment by Julian Garland and Val Kalliecharan, who kindly donated their services toward the cause.
The charity’s younger supporters were kept entertained by a bead craft station and various table activities. They were also thrilled by the fantastic face-painting skills of Khye’s Body Art.
The event organisers were delighted to have Her Excellency the Honourable Acting Governor Anya Williams MBE, the Honourable Premier Sharlene Cartwright-Robinson, the Minister for Education Honourable Karen Malcolm, and elected MPs Honourable Josephine Connolly and Honourable Akierra Missick, all in attendance to show their support.
Karen and Jeanne wish to express their deep gratitude to the event sponsors and the charity’s supporters. “Thank you so much to Alexis and the Mango Reef team for hosting such an enjoyable morning. There is so much work behind the scenes before, during and after a large event and we are very appreciative of all the hard work. Huge thanks also to event sponsors KB Home Center and Gilley’s Enterprises, who generous contributions meant a much larger profit for the event.
We are truly grateful to the guests, event sponsors and donors for the funds we were able to raise at this year’s brunch. Money is vital for our organisation, so that we can purchase the breakfast food for the 400 students we reach every school day. We must acknowledge that we are only able to keep costs down and reach the numbers of children we do due to the generosity of our shipping partners: Lew 1 Shipping, SeaCor, Al Services, Caicos Express Airways, and Salt Cay Ferry.
Nevertheless, we could not do what we do without the support of our amazing team of volunteers and cheerleaders. Volunteers prepare the breakfast in the schools each morning, they help to sort and deliver the boxes of food to the schools, they assist at our events, and are always enthusiastic whenever they are called to help. We are very lucky to be part of such a caring community.
Food for Thought would also like to thank Kellie Luker Photography for capturing the event so beautifully, Flowers by EA for the lovely corporate table centre pieces, and silent auction and raffle donors: Addenda, Nautique Sports, Infiniti Restaurant at Grace Bay Club, Caicos Cuisine, Goldsmith, Five Cays Watersports, J Squared, Kite Provo, Graceway Sports Centre, Flamingo Pharmacy, Beach Enclave, TC Coffee Roasters, Ironshore Crossfit, Turks & Caicos Film Festival, Omar’s Beach Hut, Pioneer Drycleaning, The Grill at Grace Bay Club, Le Comptoir Francais, and G Style Bar. Corporate sponsors – Sotheby’s, Bayview, KB Home Center, Savory & Co., Coriats, Turks & Caicos Banking, Beach Enclave, Ironshore Cross-Fit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Content Consulting, and the Ministry of Tourism. Also, special thanks to Simita, Leslie, Laura, Sheryl, Sian, Kate and Chris, and of course our biggest supporters – Richard and Robin Savory.”
Please visit foodforthoughttci.com for more information about the charity’s work and details about donating, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 242-FEED.