By ALESHA CADET
Tribune Features Reporter
MEMBERS of the Heart Ball Committee deemed the seventh annual Tea Party and Show “a success”, calling it the best yet.
The annual Tea Party and Fashion Show is a fund raising event for The Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation. This year’s event featured work
by Rick Carey and jewellery designs by Nadia Campbell, on the balcony at Government House.
Highlights of the afternoon included a fashion show, a hat parade competition, a special trivia competition and an in-house raffle.
Ingrid Sears, public relations officer, told Tribune Woman it was special to see the willingness of children and past patients, along with Heart Ball
Committee members to model and help to raise funds for the cause. All participants exhibited “the hearts of children: loving, caring, and forgiving”, she said.
“This event was much better than the last one we had because the guests really enjoyed and they all were very involved when it came to the Q and A
section. The prizes that we had for the raffle were excellent. Everything at the Tea Party and Fashion Show just flowed well and there were a lot of
children who came out. It was a mixed group of people that showed their appreciation,” she said.
Speaking about the prize winner of the Hat Parade Competition, Ms Sears said: “The top prize, Ms Musgrove, she told me “you must be who you are”.
When the music played, she modeled her work; she did her little Junkanoo dance for everyone and enjoyed herself.”
Ms Sears said the organisation is calling on individual to also support the Heart Ball, which is set for February 16, 2013.
Funds generated from the Heart Ball and the Annual Tea Party aid in the repair of heart conditions for children in the Bahamas whose parents or
guardians can not ordinarily afford heart care. Heart care is expensive. One surgery can cost over $50,000. With the support of the Sir Victor
Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation many individuals, children and adults, have obtained heart repair and are now living healthy and productive lives.