First Hand Great Gatsby Party raises over $45,000!

First Hand Great Gatsby Party raises over $45,000!

On October 27th 2018,  200 supporters of First Hand attended our 10th Anniversary Great Gatsby Party, graciously hosted by the Danish Seamen’s Church of Singapore at the Golden Bell Mansion on Mount Faber.

The setting was absolutely spectacular and completely in keeping with the Roaring 20s theme of Great Gatsby. Guests arrived dressed to the nines and were welcomed by a champagne tower, cocktails and live jazz music from Intan Duo and Jay Gatsby’s Jazz Band, who played throughout the night.

 

Group photos by Karen Lucas were available on the grand staircase and a roving magician, Yu Ji, from Meta Illusions wowed and amazed guests with a mystifying array of tricks.

A sumptuous buffet, including a whole lamb on the spit, was served by Blu Kouzina while fine Italian wines from Bacco accompanied the dinner.

During the dinner guests were entertained by our hilarious emcee, Scott Mitchell from The Merry Lion Comedy Club, who engaged the crowd in playing table games and bidding on items in the Live Auction.

Generous sponsors gave away a huge array of items for First Hand to raise funds, ranging from – antiques, artworks and holidays to dining vouchers, jewellery  and lifestyle gifts.

All the funds raised in the silent and live auctions, and the event proceeds will go directly to our beneficiaries in Cambodia – Damnok Toek and Mother’s Heart.

The party continued into the wee hours with more music, dancing and the crowd playing their part as though at one of Jay Gatsby’s infamous parties!

First Hand is so thankful to all of our guests, sponsors and partners for your incredible support and for making it one of our best events to date. Here’s to the next 10 years of First Hand!

For more photos of the event please refer to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FirstHandVolunteers