The gala event, being held under the stars at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on 18th November, is the biggest fundraiser for FOCP and donations from the energy industry and wider UAE community are already starting to roll in.
Event organiser dmg :: energy says the initial response to ticket sales has been strong with tier one tables completely sold out within eight weeks of launch. With a percentage of all ticket sales going directly to FOCP, dmg :: energy is confident that the 2011 Oil Barons Charity Ball will be a sell-out event.
“A sell-out Oil Barons Charity Ball will automatically guarantee a donation of 500,000 dirhams from dmg :: energy to FOCP and, if initial ticket sales are anything to go by, we are looking good to meet that target,” said Simon Mellor, Vice President of dmg :: energy.
Last week dmg :: energy hosted two industry events to rally further support of The Oil Barons Charity Ball’s fundraising mission. The Oil Field Get-Together and dmg::energy Golf Tournament garnered additional cash donations for the cause.
With public interest in The Oil Barons Charity Ball’s mission mounting, including enquiries about how to provide assistance to FOCP, dmg :: events this week launched a donation facility on its official event website.
dmg :: energy also acknowledges its event sponsors in helping to make its ambitious fundraising target possible. Contributions from long term partners such as Dolphin Energy, Kanoo Group, and EnerMech help dmg :: energy to deliver what is now regarded as one of the UAE’s top society events with a purpose. This year organisers hope more companies will embrace the event as part of their corporate social responsibility activities and has offered dedicated charity sponsorship packages with up to 90% of proceeds going to FOCP.
Mellor added, “We are so grateful to the many companies and individuals who have extended their support to our charity mission to raise what is a record breaking amount for The Oil Barons Charity Ball and our sole benefactor the Friends of Cancer Patients. Every donation, every sponsor and every single person that attends the ball is positively impacting not only the individuals suffering from cancer but their families too. We hope that more people will embrace this important cause and help us reach the one million dirhams for charity.”
H.E. Ameera Bin Karam, President of FOCP, said, “The one million dirham target set by the organisers underscores the event’s very serious charity mission, which has been gaining momentum every year since 2008 when dmg :: energy first supported our charity foundation. With the incidence of cancer cases in the UAE continuing to increase, we are relying on the generosity of the Oil Barons Charity Ball now more than ever.”
Presented by Pipeline Magazine and dmg :: energy, this year’s Oil Barons Charity Ball will take place on 18th November at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai to the Blues Brothers theme of “Everybody Needs Somebody.” The fundraising target of one million dirhams pledged by dmg :: energy this year will be supported by part proceeds from event ticket sales, dedicated sponsorship packages and donations. All donations go to FOCP, a volunteer-based charity that provides moral, financial, emotional and medical support to cancer patients and their families that live in the UAE.
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