BBR had its 8th Annual Night Out for the Birds at Corkers Restaurant in Belmopan on Saturday.
This was our most successful year ever with over $12,500BZ ($6,250US) raised to help keep BBR up and running.
Thanks to Sam’s exuberance, we had a LOT of prizes up for grabs. All guests were entered into the door prize raffle for a chance to win lunch for two at Ka’ana Resort. The ‘Lucky Dip table, where you could win a prize by picking an egg from our nest included prizes such as bottles of spirits and beer bundles, LOADS of chocolate, gift certificates for lunches, car wash, gym membership and dental work to name just a few! We also had our usual silent auction. Guests bid on many items: overnight stays at resorts across Belize such as Caves Branch, Giai, Black Rock Lodge, Hamanasi, Radisson and San Ignacio Hotel plus days out, including a tour of The Belize Zoo, ACES croc night tour, Bocawina zip lining, paintballing at Captain Hook’s Shrimp Farm and a Splash Dive Centre snorkel tour.
Following the successful launch of the BBR Bird Brain Quiz last year, Daisy pulled out all the stops to create a second Quiz, which was won by Team Mira. The Booby prize went to Team XXX amongst great hilarity! (thank you Sam for acquiring this fabulous prize)
We also received cash donations, including a particularly emotional one from Robin Margraves. She saved for an entire year to make an extremely generous donation in the name of her late daughter Amanda Autumn Margraves. Amanda had a place in her heart for BBR, and everyone here lost a piece of theirs when we lost Amanda. Thank you Robin so much. A second donation was also given in Amanda’s name. The donor wishes to remain anonymous, but you know who you are, and thank you as always for your unwavering support.
The final thanks must go to Geoff & Sam Hatto-Hembling, owners of Corkers Restaurant for putting the whole event together for us and giving their time and resources for zero cost. You are our heroes!
All in all a successful, fun and rewarding evening. Huge thanks to all our donors, sponsors, guests, volunteers & interns and looking forward to next year!
Donation from Robin Margraves in loving memory of Amanda Margraves