Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017

Big Bottle of Wine Party Cape Town 2017

The Cape Town Big Bottle of Wine Party 2017

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THE BIG BOTTLE OF WINE PARTY is billed as the “Best Marine Charity Party”

… in Mallorca maybe, but this is the Fairest Cape in all the world! We promise a fun-filled evening of delicious food, great entertainment, excellent wine, an auction and raffles with top-class prizes to be won!

Date: Saturday, 9th December 2017
Time: 6 pm for 6.30 pm
Dress: Welcome the Summer with bright shirts, sarongs and a Caribbean theme. Dress the part and join in the fun!
Price: R750 per person which includes a sparkling wine cocktail, finger supper, Clos Malverne vintage red wine poured from the famous 27 litre BIG BOTTLE and served from a gun carriage. White and rose wine will also be provided. Cash bar for refreshments other than wine and soft drinks.

Funds raised at the very successful inaugural BBWP held in Cape Town last year were used to purchase an L26 sailing boat – named ‘Homero’ – now berthed at the False Bay Yacht Club and used for teaching practical sailing skills to the Lawhill Centre learners . As sailors all know, upkeep is expensive and part of the funds raised this year will be allocated to the maintenance of the boat.

Come and help less advantaged youngsters get to sea by raising funds for this inspiring marine programme! Spread the word, share this with your friends.

· The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world, who would otherwise not have the opportunity, with an insight into the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their employment prospects. www.marineinspirations.org

· The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund provides the infrastructure within which Marine Inspirations events can happen in South Africa. The Fund provides financial and mentoring support to students studying towards a career in the marine industry. This support is provided in particular to students at the Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.www.gbbursaryfund.co.za

· The Lawhill Maritime Centre has, for the past 21 years, helped students from financially disadvantage backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on the industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries. www.lawhill.org

For more information contact Linda on 083 440 1175 / lindabeatty@iafrica.com, Dorria on 082 568 5498 / dorria@communicators.co.za, or Phil at pandawade@gmail.com

The Marine Inspirations programme provides young people from around the world – who would otherwise not have the opportunity – with an insight into careers in the super-yachting and maritime industry, developing a range of seamanship skills and industry connections to improve their prospects.

The SATS General Botha OBA Bursary Fund was established to provide financial and mentoring support programme to marine
students studying towards a career in the Marine Industry. This support is provided in particular to students at Lawhill Maritime Centre who are undertaking Tertiary Education towards a career at sea.

For the past 21 years the Lawhill Maritime Centre www.lawhill.org has helped students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds embark on successful careers in the maritime industry  by providing them with an industry-focused education while still at school. Lawhill receives no state funding and is reliant on industry and individual support to fund its operations and provide student bursaries.

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Marine Inspirations, the organisers and instigators of the BBWP, worked in conjunction with the General Botha Old Boys Bursary Fund to raise money to buy a 26 foot sailing boat to donate to Lawhill Maritime centre. We are all proud and happy with the outcome and Lawhill now has their very own sail boat which will be berthed near the school at the False Bay Yacht Club in Simonstown. The boat is to be used for hands on training with practical experience on the water and is an invaluable and much needed addition to the Centre.
Preliminary calculations (subject to final audit ) indicate we took in an amazing R230,000 in total which is truly fantastic. Expenses are close to R60,000 which means that we have a net to the charity of R170,000!

A big part of the success is the donation by Maria Caimari in Mallorca who paid outright for the boat in honour of her husband who passed away in July. The boat is now named “Homero” in his remembrance. Thank you Maria, and also big thanks to Neil Coetzee who donated 2 huge bottles of wine (the first one was undrinkable so we had to think again) and of course much gratitude to Suzanne who opened up her amazing house to us.

We have learnt a lot of lessons and the next BBWP promises to be even bigger and better. We had 103 people confirmed on our list but on the night the caterer estimated that he only fed 85 and some guests reckoned there were only somewhere between 70 and 80 present. We will make sure we do not waste money like this next time and also organise the raffle and auction better. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to think about things to donate for 2017 BBWP then we would be very happy to hear from you.

Thanks again to everyone involved -. the helpers, Lawhill, GB BF committee members and of course all the people that came to the party to help us drink the Big Bottle of Wine and spend some money.

See you next year?

***** FLASH NEWS BRIEF*****
SEYMOUR PRITCHARD HAS JUST CONTACTED US TO SAY THAT HIS WINERY CLOS MALVERNE IN STELLENBOSCH WILL REFILL THE BOTTLE FOR NEXT YEAR AND HE WILL ALSO DONATE WEEKEND HEALTH SPA GETAWAYS AT THE FARM.
THANK YOU SEYMOUR!

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