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Prov­ing once again that peo­ple who love Bali give back, on 22nd July, The Bali Ball 2017 raised its high­est amount ever with a stunning IDR 1.25 bil­lion, just shy of USD 100,000, through ticket sales, raf­fle prizes and an auc­tion of 10 amaz­ing prizes.

As al­ways, 100 per­cent of the money raised was do­nated to chil­dren's char­i­ties Bali Kids, Bali Chil­dren Foun­da­tion and Yayasan Sa­mar­i­ta­nia, as well as three new­com­ers in­volved in health and en­vi­ron­men­tal care, Bali Medika, Bali Peduli and Adopt a River Bali.

The spec­tac­u­lar event, at­tended by 160 guests, was or­gan­ised by founder Luke Stock­ley of Jemme and co-hosted by Alila Seminyak, open­ing with a cham­pagne re­cep­tion, fireworks over Seminyak Beach, a shadow dance by Ayu Laksmi and a ren­di­tion of In­done­sia Raya by chil­dren from Bali Kids and Bali Chil­dren Foun­da­tion.

Bear­ing the theme #Love­bali­give­back, the evening broke an­other record with all 2,000 raf­fle tick­ets and 200 Di­a­mond Draw tick­ets sold out on­line and on the evening, with win­ners com­pris­ing both those at the event and loyal sup­port­ers from across the world who had bought tick­ets even though they couldn't be in Bali on that evening.

The gala five-course wine-paired din­ner was ush­ered to a close with a per­for­mance from In­done­sia's diva Ruth Sa­hanaya, af­ter which DJ Halim spun the decks for the af­ter party with guests danc­ing the night away. the­bal­

Loretta and Alexan­der Jo­vanovic with friends

Ruth Sa­hanaya

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