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The preparations are nearly complete, the big night is just a few hours away.
Tonight at the Hotel Icon The Moodie Report 10th Anniversary Charity Ball takes place.
We’re expecting some 370 guests tonight, a ‘sell-out’ attendance that should guarantee we raise really significant funds for our two chosen causes, The Moodie Report Foundation and Hand in Hand for Haiti.
We’ve received the most incredible support on the ground here from DFS, without whom I’m not quite sure how the whole event would have happened. The warmth, support and unswerving professionalism of their people from senior management to store staff is something to behold and the way the company has embraced tonight’s two causes is a lesson to me in team work and commitment.
Members of the Moodie entourage flew in yesterday from Dubai, Singapore, Ireland and England to join me for the big occasion, and I caught up with them (and some industry friends) briefly at the most appropriate bar we could find for the occasion (see below). Another amazing team.
Tonight will be a fun occasion but also an emotional one. The causes are poignant, the celebration of an an amazing journey will be nostalgic and there will be some missing friends. More of that, much more, in my post-Ball Blog.