On Friday October 4th we held our annual Diva Opera Dinner Gala evening at the Hotel of France here in Jersey. Once again we were very generously sponsored by Airtel-Vodafone. We held a champagne reception for 180 people to start followed by a lovely three course dinner, really well presented by the Hotel. In between courses the Diva Opera singers treated us to some wonderful light opera and after dessert to some songs from the musicals - a lot of fun and much loved by all.
We were very fortunate to have some great raffle prizes and our guests were extremely generous when buying their tickets.We give our thanks to those who provided the prizes - again generous to a fault.
All in all we raised just a little over £8,000 from the evening - and have already started to plan the one for 2014!
On Saturday 16th, November we held our second quiz night at the Ommaroo Hotel for which we have a perpetual trophy which is to be returned at each quiz night and individual trophies for the winning team. Once again the Hotel did us proud providing us with supper for 82 people, finger desserts and coffee and by being extremely helpful when were setting up the sound system, screen, projector etc. Again we had a lot of fun, we have an excellent quiz master and of course the inevitable raffle. It was agood evening, one we shall repeat next year, and we raised approximately £2,000.
This was our last event for 2013, apart from a committee Christmas dinner this week, but plans are well on their way for a concert by our local man's choir, The Harmony Men, Quiz and Supper Night, Kid's Triathlon, Golf Day, Diva Opera Evening and possible a Fashion Show for next year!