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Raleigh Bermuda’s Monte Carlo Casino Classic promises to be fun and unique event

American playwright Wilson Mizner once described gambling as 'the sure way of getting nothing from something'.

An upcoming event hosted by Raleigh Bermuda is set to prove otherwise.

The Monte Carlo Casino Classic, held next Saturday (September 14), is looking to offer attendees a night of games and fun in honour of a worthy cause.

Guests can expect to enjoy an evening of great music and a host of casino games, including Crown and Anchor, Roulette, Black Jack and Craps.

“I think it's going to be a really fun and unique event,” said Kristin White, the Executive Director of Raleigh Bermuda.

“It's being held at Fort Hamilton, which in itself is beautiful at night under the stars, and I think it's going to be a really classy, fun and different event.

“Raleigh is a really meaningful and deserving little charity, so I think it will be great for people to come out and have a good time with friends, while at the same time raising money for what is a very worthy cause.”

The money will be put towards the organisation's 2014 programmes.

Raleigh Bermuda offers a fully-funded personal development programme for young Bermudians aged 17-25.

Participants are offered one-on-one coaching and the chance to take part in local team building activities and group challenges, before embarking on a ten-week expedition overseas in India, Malaysia, or Costa Rica & Nicaragua

The charity's mission is to challenge young people to realise their full potential, develop skills for the future, and become the person they want to be.

Raleigh came up with the idea of hosting a casino night after one of its volunteers had seen it work for other organisations.

Some of the charity's alumni and supporters have also jumped on board to “push the event forward,” Ms White said.

The event will feature music played by a DJ and a small area for dancing.

There will also be casino tables, food stations and a bar, as well as a silent auction, with “some really cool prizes” on offer.

The former Chairman of Raleigh will be hosting a dinner for eight at his house and people get to visit his beautiful home and taste some of his culinary treats.

Local singer Joy T Barnum will also lend her talents to one lucky bidder, through a private concert at their home.

Other prizes include a 'behind the scenes' tour of the BIOS Station and a chance to meet a scientist to find out more about what they do; a weekend in a flat in London, donated by one of the charity's supporters and a private cooking lesson dinner for four, provided by a chef at Jamaican Grill.

Ms White said feedback on the event had been positive so far and hopes more people will support the cause in lead up to the big day.

“We are on the final stretch, so I am a little nervous,” she said. “I think for any fundraiser I get a little nervous and hope people will come out and support.

“But we want people to look at it and think 'This is really a cool thing they haven't really seen much of before' and come out for a great evening of fun and entertainment.

“In this climate of fundraising I think all non-profits have to be really innovative and think of new ways to attract donor support. This is what Raleigh has come up with and we hope people do respond positively.”

The Monte Carlo Casino Classic will take place on Saturday, September 14, from 8pm until 11pm at Fort Hamilton.

Tickets are $75, which includes food, two drink tickets, music and casino chips. They are available online through www.ptix.bm.

For more information contact 333-5678 or info@raleigh.bm.

Local charity Raleigh Bermuda will be hosting its first ever Monte Carlo Casino Classic as an exciting new way to garner funds for their worthwhile programmes. In addition to games like Crown & Anchor, Roulette, Black Jack and Craps, there will also be music, food stations and a silent auction on offer at Fort Hamilton on Saturday, September 14. (File photo)

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Published September 05, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated September 04, 2013 at 7:44 pm)

Raleigh Bermuda’s Monte Carlo Casino Classic promises to be fun and unique event

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