Raising funds for the blues

It was an all blues night, with a blues band, blue dress code and blue items for auction at Cobalt Coast last Friday night.

The reason? A fundraiser for the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme.

Over $20,000 was raised at the gala evening, which was attended by Governor Stuart Jack and Mariko Jack. Proceeds from the event will help with the routine running costs of the programme.

The evening included a cocktail reception, four-course meal, auction and dancing under the Caribbean stars.

Renowned aboriginal dot artist Ron ‘Rogest’ Steven acted as auctioneer on the night.

Auction items up for grabs included a meal for two at Blue, at the Ritz-Carlton, a private guided kayak tour for six, donated by Cayman Kayaks, a National Trust heritage tour, and artwork by Rogest.

Fred Burton, director of the Blue Iguana Recovery Programme said the event was a great success.

‘Cobalt Coast and DiveTech really did excel themselves, they went to a tremendous amount of effort, as did Rogest, and the live band, and it really paid off.

‘I think it’s fair to say the evening exceeded everyone’s expectations, and I’m deeply grateful. If the blue iguanas could speak I’m sure they’d agree.’

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