On the 15th of September, at Park Hyatt Saigon, Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren) held their signature event, the Saigon Summer Ball, raising more than US$200,000 in vital funds for disadvantaged children across Vietnam. Singer Uyen Linh and Pianist Tuan Manh also participated to support the event.
Pianist Tuan Manh is receiving thank you flowers from Mr. Damien Roberts, Director of saigonchildren
Along with Saigon Cyclo Challenge and the Charity Cycle Adventure, the Saigon Summer Ball is one of saigonchildren’s signature annual events. Since the first event in 2009, the Saigon Summer Ball has been known as a premium charitable event, and has taken place annually, providing an evening of wonderful entertainment and an opportunity to do good.
Distinguished guests at the Saigon Summer Ball
2018 marks the 10th year of the Saigon Summer Ball, with total funds raised of US$216,224. The annual event supports saigonchildren’s work including school building, child development scholarship, vocational training, and special needs education programmes. This event is attended by Mr. Ian Gibbon, the British Consul General; Mr. Vincent Floreani, the French Consul General; Mr. Jyunichi Kawaue, the Japanese Consul General; Ms. Karen Lanyon, the Consul General of Australia, and other distinguished guests.
There are many artists supporting the Saigon Summer Ball Charity event with wonderful performances: Singer Uyên Linh, Pianist Tuấn Mạnh, DJ An and Chosen Band.
Singer Uyen Linh is performing at the Saigon Summer Ball
The enjoyable and prestigious charitable night features fine dining and wine parings, phenomenal artworks, impressive live music performances and several exclusive auctions.
Mr. Alain Cany, Chair of Trustee Board of saigonchildren
Live auction items, provided by generous donors, included a bespoke painting by Xeo Chu – a 10 year-old fine art talent; a week in a private luxury villa in France with business class flights from Cathay Pacific, a sumptuous stay at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong; a diamond and ruby jewelry set from a designer who has created pieces for music legend Beyoncé, luxury five-star villas in Bali and Koh Samui, and a wine package featuring two of the rarest and best French wines on the market and a limited edition crystal decanter.
Xeo Chu, the 10-year-old artist who donated an amazing painting for Live Auction session
Besides the exihilirating auctions, there is a creative scholarship activity of which proceeds will help provide an education for 228 more children.