July 2011 - Art Exhibition Fundraiser
On July 11, a glamorous night of fundraising for the Padua Charitable
Fund took place at the Philippine Embassy in London. British-Filipino
actress and performing artist Rebecca Grant held an art exhibition,
depicting West End and theatrical scenes from shows she has performed
in. "An Actor's Art" exhibition successfully ran for
two weeks at the Philippine Embassy, marking the 65th anniversary
of Philippines-United Kingdom bilateral relations.
Colourful paintings depict scenes from London
The fundraiser event (by way of a raffle) was held at the exhibition
for the purpose of raising funds to sponsor the daily fares to
and from school for 29 slum children in Eldorado Village. Without
PCF sponsorship, these impoverished children end up not going
Rebecca with dancers Jemima & Sophie
Padua & Nottm Philippine Youth Association.
The event was graced by the ladies of Vivien of Holloway dressed
in 1940s/1950s vintage reproduction attire, while exciting entertainment
was provided by the Nottingham Philippine Youth Association cultural
dance group, and little hip hoppers, Jemima and Sophie Padua.
PCF raffle prizes included a commissioned painting by Rebecca,
a £50-voucher from Vivien of Holloway and an exquisite double-stranded
Philippine cultured pearl necklace.
Hip hoppers Jemima & Sophie Padua &
Philippine dancers from Nottingham.
A total of £335 was raised and remitted to the Philippines.
On 25th July, the school fare project commenced and within days,
29 marginalised children in the slums of Paranaque happily went
Donations for this project are ongoing. If interested, please
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