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Charity to benefit from Royal wedding

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton wil be celebrated in Bermuda as a charity event.

Project Action, which provides free transport for seniors and the physically challenged, hopes to use the occasion to raise $45,000.

Chairwoman Cindy Swan said: “It's an idea to raise money in this difficult economic climate. We're going to show the Royal Wedding at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel, with a high tea. Not only will people be able to view the event on screens but sponsors and guests will be able to send a congratulatory message to the Royal Couple.”

The April 29 event is to be held under the patronage of Governor Sir Richard Gozney with awards for best dressed guests, a silent auction of items relating to the royals, and the Royal Wedding will be projected on display,

Mrs Swan said the event should be of interest to tourists as well: “It's a win-win event for Bermuda because of our cultural ties to the UK,” she said.

It has been planned since the news was announced last November and will have its own commemorative DVD afterwards.

Tickets are available from April 1 through Project Action (297 5044). Tickets start from $50 for open seating to $500 for three “gold patron” tickets.

Charity treasurer Patrice Horner said the organisation has been under great demand to provide transport and currently meets about 40 percent of Bermuda's needs.

“We thought this was a great event for Bermuda to celebrate, something to get dressed up for and help seniors. Right now we need to raise another $45,000 to cover our rent and administrative expenses. If we can get up to $75,000 we're hoping to hire another part-time driver.”

Useful web link: www.royal.gov.uk

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Published March 21, 2011 at 5:25 pm (Updated March 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm)

Charity to benefit from Royal wedding

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