This newsletter shares the exciting results of the first Abu Dhabi High Tea and ninth Dubai High Tea!
On the 30th January guests in Abu Dhabi braved one of the coldest and windiest days of the year to raise AED 40,000 towards The Angel Appeal, a fantastic start to new partnerships and collaboration in that part of the UAE. Her Majesty's Ambassador Philip Parham, Mission to Seafarers Regional Director Rev. Dr. Paul Burt, members of the British Navy, and volunteers from the Girl Guides greeted visitors to the embassy garden, a beautiful setting in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Live music was provided by the talented Gareth Chan and Leonid Kuzmenko from New York University Abu Dhabi. Young Roge and Mark Jamieson entertained throughout the afternoon and live auction.
On the 6th February the High Tea in Dubai raised AED 200,000! Guests were able to meet British Consul General Paul Fox, American Consul General Paul Malik, Robert Woods CBE, chairman of Mission to Seafarers, Mission to Seafarers Regional Director Rev. Dr. Paul Burt, and members of the British Navy. Guests arrived to the sounds of the GEMS Music Academy Quartet, were kept laughing by Young Roge and Auctioneer Mark Todd, and treated to jazz tunes by Lucy Hunter-James.
The success of these events is due to the hard work, support, and dedication of many, but one person in particular has been the driving force behind it all and will be very missed. Theresa Dommett leaves The Angel Appeal this week as she and her husband Chris relocate to Kuwait. I am sure you join us in wishing them all the best, Kuwait will be lucky to have them!
Thank you to all who attended, volunteered, donated, sponsored, and supported The Angel Appeal at our 2016 High Teas, we look forward to seeing you next year!
"There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea."
- Joseph Conrad, Writer