Falklands Conservation is a non-governmental organisation working to protect all the wildlife in the Falkland Islands for future generations. It undertakes practical conservation projects, surveys and scientific studies, conducts annual monitoring of seabird populations, rescues wildlife in trouble, publishes guides and information on many aspects of the Falkland Islands environment, and involves islanders of all ages in its activities, including running a WATCH group for children. It relies on donations and public support to carry out its work.
Falklands Conservation is a partner of BirdLife International, a worldwide network which aims to conserve wild birds, their habitats and global diversity.
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Falklands Conservation Charity Ball 2014
FALKLANDS Conservation are pleased to announce their annual charity ball at the Town Hall will take place on Saturday 27th September, this year the theme will be ‘Underwater’.
The Conservation Ball, generously sponsored by Consolidated Fisheries Limited (CFL) is the most anticipated fundraising event on the Islands and allows guests to relax and enjoy a stylish evening with the opportunity to bid on exclusive prizes kindly donated by local and international businesses and artists.
The night will commence at 7.30pm and guests will be greeted with champagne and canapés accompanied with live music from Andi Neate, following on from her successful concerts at Glastonbury; this will be followed by a two course meal prepared by the Malvina House Hotel with complimentary wine kindly donated by the Seafish Chandlery.
After the meal, guests will get the chance to bid on a variety of prizes, auctioned by Mr Dick Sawle on the evening, including the star prize, a South Georgia and Antarctica cruise for 2 people generously donated by One Ocean. Other prizes include; a 3 day excursion for up to 3 people on the Golden Fleece Expedition cruise around Beaver Island, two nights’ accommodation at Bleaker Island, 2 nights’ accommodation at Sea Lion Lodge both paired with FIGAS flights, an exquisite dining experience for 14 people at Government House, a champagne meal for 6 people with wine at the Malvina House Hotel, kindly donated by Sulivan Shipping Services, exceptional artwork generously donated by Ben Cockwell, Mandy Shepherd, Stacey McKay, Julie Halliday, Louise Clarke and an exclusive selection of unique copies of Captain Fitzroy’s 19th century charts from his voyage to the Falkland Islands, kindly donated by the UK Hydrographic Office. FICS students have been working on some amazing watercolour pieces which will be judged by Falklands Conservation in early September. The winning pieces will be available at the auction and the lucky winners will receive a selection of Falklands Conservation goodies. The auction aims to raise significant funds to support the continued commitment to the conservation and sustainability of the wildlife and environment of the Falkland Islands.
In addition to the auction there will be an opportunity to win amazing prizes in the Falklands Conservation Raffle with tickets priced at just £10, available both prior to the event and on the evening. The fabulous star prize is a 7 day European Cruise for two people kindly donated by Holland & America, paired with return airbridge flights donated by Seaview Logistics. We are also very grateful to Quark Expeditions, the Malvina House Hotel, the Waterfront, Tex Alazia, Ben Berntsen, Stephen Dickson, the Obsidian Hotel and Grange Hotels for their generous donations towards the raffle prizes.
What better way to continue the evening than to dance the night away to the local live band, the Pushers. There will be a licensed bar serving beer, spirits, wine and for those guests looking for something special on the night, champagne.
The organiser of the ball, Charlie O’Horo said, “The generosity of the local community and businesses has been overwhelming. All at Falklands Conservation are very grateful to CFL for their continued support and sponsorship. I would like to thank all sponsors and donors extending a special thank you to Noble Energy, Morrison Falklands Ltd, Trant Construction, Van Wijngaarden, SAAS, Premier Oil, British International, Consultancy Services, Briggs Environmental Services and Polar-Quest for their generous contributions”.
Unfortunately reservations cannot be accepted before this time. Tables will be available to seat 6 guests but regret only one table can be reserved per person.
Falkland Conservation are delighted to confirm that auction lots will be on exhibition at Bittersweet from Monday 15th September and can be viewed online at http://www.falklandsconservation.com/news
For further information on the Conservation Ball please contact:
Falklands Conservation Charity Ball