On Saturday 28 April 2012, the Carten100 Mumbai Ball came to The Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay. The night was a phenomenal fundraising success, with the grand total making its way up to a spectacular £10,000.
Generous individuals, groups and businesses donated a range of incredible items for the live auction, silent auction and prize draw. Stand-out lots included a two night break at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, and the shorts worn by rugby player Adam Jones at this year’s Wales vs. France Grand Slam decider, signed by the 2012 Wales Rugby team. There was a whole host of hotel breaks, restaurant vouchers, gifts and experiences also up for grabs.
The room was beautifully dressed in full Bollywood style by Perfect Functions, who provided guests with a three course chef-prepared Indian meal. Music and entertainment followed, led by Cardiff’s own Desi Beats and a local Dohl Drumming duo. A Zumba instructor really got the party started by pulling guests on to the dance floor to learn a fantastic Bollywood dance routine.
With guests dancing into the early hours, the night was a tremendous success and JDRF would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation and delivery of the Carten100 Mumbai Ball.This event was organised in conjunction with the Carten100 bike ride, which will see over 600 participants cycling 100 miles from Cardiff to Tenby on Saturday 12 May. Good luck to everyone taking part in this event – we’ll see you at the finish line!