Student gala to fund new computers

Law students will step through the looking glass for their annual black-tie gala aimed at raising money for new computers. 

The $100-a-head Alice in Wonderland-themed ball aims to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 for much needed equipment in the Truman Bodden Law School’s computer room. 

The guest speaker for the event, which includes a formal dinner, a disc jockey and entertainment from a magician, will be Caymanian lawyer Sabrina Foster. 

The gala, in its 31st year, is one of the highlights of the social calendar for the school, which has around 100 students. 

The school’s founder Truman Bodden will also be honoured at the event, titled “One Night in Wonderland” and held at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on February 16. Tickets are available now at the law school in George Town. 

Sabha Utarid, the school’s social coordinator, said the gala was held every year to help raise money. 

“This year we have an Alice in Wonderland theme, so we will have colourful cocktails and speciality drinks named accordingly,” she said. “We also have a magician as a performer to fit with the theme.” 

There will be a raffle with prizes including a trip to Montego Bay in Jamaica for three nights. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Flex. 

The event is open to anyone to attend. 

Tara Bernardo, president of the student society, said high profile guests would include Attorney General Sam Bulgin and Grand Court Justice Charles Quinn. 

“This is a big event for us,” Ms Bernardo said. “We’ve expanded to cater for 200 people this year so it is the first time it has been this large. The aim is to raise money to help support the school. 

“The No. 1 complaint for some time has been that we need to replace the computers so, with the aid of our sponsors, we hope to raise enough money to do that,” she added. 

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