Mon, 18 Nov, 2019

Raising Light: The cheerful givers’ gathering!

In a unique fund raising event Bottle’s Bay will be hosting the third edition of ‘Raising Light’ - a charity gala dinner and fashion walk at Baga on December 5 in aid of National Association for the Blind (NAB)

05th December 2018, 03:17 Hrs


Can one do charity by having lots of fun? Yes, it’s possible! At a unique party of the year at Bottle’s Bay in Baga, an event, ‘Raising Light’ will offer an elegant evening of haute couture by Monty Sally, Ninoshka, Kim Pereira and fashion choreography by Sheetal Pai Kane. One can also learn some salsa moves by Stanley and watch international dancers perform too. And all this for a cause!   

“It’s a fundraiser event organised to raise funds for the National Association for Blind (NAB) and 100 per cent of tickets (donation coupon) sale will go to them,” states Ninil D’Souza, owner, Bottle’s Bay, a happening place at Baga. ‘Raising Light’ is the third edition of fundraising charity event with dinner and dance along with a fashion show in the evening at Bottle’s Bay.   

Choreographed and co-ordinated by Sheetal Pai Kane, the fashion show will have 30 celebrity participants walking the ramp. 

“This year’s designers are Monty Sally, Ninoshka and Kim Pereira. This is the third time that we are organising such an event wherein the entire collection goes to charity and also gets tax-rebate. We are charging Rs 2000 per person and this amount will directly go to NAB. We are keeping the transaction very transparent,” quips Ninil who has kept limited admissions and printed only 250 tickets of Rs 2000 each.   

Recalling the earlier events, Ninil, adds that it was owing to the compulsions of social obligations that Bottle’s Bay used to hold opening party and the response was really good. 

This time popular names like Amruta Naik, Vineta Naik, Ashwini Ragha, Devika, Nikita Lawande, Priya Hayes, Seema Sud, Shaurya Kane, Sheila Chanda, Sujai Joshi, Anuya Nathani, Assavri Kulkarni, Karishma Verlekar, Neha, Rashmi Jain, Richa Pagey, Sheetal Palan, Shefali Muhnot, Shraddha J, Sonal Naik, Ayushi Kane, Sheetal Pai Kane, Saachi Pai Kane, Deepa V, Katherina, Minal Poonawala, Rima Angle, Samira Seth, Anasia Seth, Sangeetha Naik, Shanice Pereira and Zhenya will walk the ramp.  

“The past editions of ‘Raising Lights’ were organised in support of charitable organisations who are working for HIV positive kids, mentally challenged kids, slum and street kids,” explains Ninil.   

This unique charity fund raising event is a combination of gala dinner, fashion show and other entertainment. It gives an opportunity to people to show love and extend their helping hand to the needy while having fun for themselves. “So basically it is ‘doing charity’ by having fun,” smiles Ninil.   

There will be fashion show, salsa workshop, performance by international artists and dinner with open bar. The who’s who of Goa will be gracing the ramp for the charity walk to create awareness of giving with a cheerful heart and love.   

Many individuals and companies are joining hands to make this event a success and bring smiles on the faces of the needy. 

The entire 100 percent of the proceeds garnered from the event will go to NAB which is relentlessly working to instill hope in the lives of the blind people by supporting them in their day to day lives and helping them realise their potential through various skill development programs.   

People and organisations who are associating and helping the event are Vivek Kerkar, Omar Ralph Gago, RJ Ayesha Barretto, Agnelo Mascarenhas, Fancies Viegas, salsa dancer Stanley, Rajesh Khaunte, Charisma Dance Studio and others.

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