YOUTH DIABETES ACTION, CONRAD HOTEL HONG KONG; MAY 9
Youth Diabetes Action (YDA) hosted its annual fund-raising ball and an opulent gala dinner on May 9 at Conrad Hotel Hong Kong. Silvio Berge transformed the venue into a representation of Ascot racecourse – themed A Night at the Races – at which ladies were encouraged to dress in black-and-white gowns and fascinators, and gentlemen in morning suits and silk scarves. The highlight of the evening was a series of horse races played out on monitors: the Rusy and Purviz Shroff Derby, the Schmidt Marketing Cup, and the Van Eyck Stakes. Guests bet on the winners for bottles of champagne and grand prizes, including a glittering diamond, while the wagers went to augment the funds raised at a silent auction held during the event for the setting up of a YDA centre of excellence for children suffering from diabetes.