September 20th, 2013

The Big Red Success!

The Big Red Ball, AWARE’s annual fundraiser, was held on Monday, 16 September. With great entertainment, yummy food, and excellent company, the night was full of fun and laughter, and all for a good cause. More than 350 friends and supporters of AWARE joined us at the event.

Big Red Ball

 

 

We are happy to announce that with the help of our supporters and sponsors, we raised more than $250,000 for our programmes and services, beating our own record from last year. And contributions are still coming in!

 

The funds will help sustain our research and advocacy programmes, support services, and the We Can! End All Violence Against Women campaign. Many guests pledged to join the We Can! Campaign as Change Makers.

We also announced the winners of our AWARE Awards (Singapore’s only gender equality awards) at the Ball, for categories including AWARE Heroine and Corporation of the Year. Please click here to read about our inspiring winners, including path-breaking icons such as Constance Singam and Rachel Chung.

The dubious honour of the annual ALAMAK! Award, given to the most excruciating example of sexism over the past year, went to St. Margaret’s Secondary School for its recent wig saga. The wig saga was brought to life by the Chestnuts, who left big smiles on all our guests’ faces with their irreverent, hilarious spoofs of the five ALAMAK! nominees.

AWARE’s staff and volunteers took to the stage too, kicking off the Ball with a energetic and graceful performance as the Bollywood Babes, setting the tone for the rest of the Ball.

And of course, no account of the Ball would be complete without mentioning our generous sponsors – KOP Properties and Montigo Resorts, Hong Leong Foundation, Lee Hwa Jewellery, Bengawan Solo, Sidefame, Performance Motors, Bayview Hotel, TOTE Board and Singapore Pools.

We would also like to thank Joe Augustin and Petrina Chow for hosting the evening, and our staff and fundraising committee for putting in so much hard work to design the ball splendidly.

If you joined us this year, thanks so much for your support. If you didn’t, do come down next year for a fabulous time!

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