RICE & Eurekahedge – Charity Auction 2012
Returns Invested in Children and Education, RICE, is thrilled to be a part of this year’s Eurekahedge Asian Hedge Fund Awards. RICE is a philanthropic organisation funded by the alternative investment industry in Asia. 100% of the donations it receives are spent on improving the lives of children in Asia – the region which has supported our businesses and success.
On the evening of the Asian Hedge Fund Awards, RICE will be holding an auction to raise money for the charity. All money raised from the auction will be passed to benefitting charities, which include: Goutte d’Eau – Damnok Toeuk, an organization in Cambodia working with children living with disabilities; Starchildren / CWS, an organization in Nepal working with children infected, and affected, by HIV/Aids and Angkor Hospital for Children, a paediatric hospital and education centre for Cambodian health workers.
We have a range of interesting items available for auction, including an evening with famed investor, Jim Rogers. RICE wishes to thank you in advance for your support.
Items for Auction
Dinner with Jim Rogers
Don’t miss the chance to share a meal with author, financial commentator and successful international investor, Jim Rogers. Jim is offering his time to the highest bidder and promises an exceptional evening of good food and interesting conversation – be it on economics, finance, his 100,000 miles motorcycle trip across six continents or whatever your heart desires.
Iggy’s, one of Singapore’s most renowned and accoladed fine dining restaurants, is offering a top-notch gastronomic experience to the successful bidder and to Jim. To top this off, with a supreme selection of wines chosen by the respected proprietor/sommelier Ignatius Chan, you will certainly leave feeling that your money was well spent.
Case of Wine from Stephen Diggle
Stephen Diggle of Vulpes Investment Management has donated a case of wine from his private collection.
Anyone who Stephen has entertained will understand the pleasure he derives from collecting and sharing his exceptional and carefully selected wine.
From street beggar to talented artist – a unique painting by a Cambodian friend of RICE
SP is a 19 year old boy that suffers from a condition called Marfan syndrome which strongly affects the structure of his bones and eyes. Despite his condition, SP is a budding artist with a bright future. His works are filled with inspiration from his troubled life. Raised in Thmoobang district in the mountains close to the Thai-Cambodian border, he comes from a family of six. Due to the family’s vulnerable economic situation, he was trafficked to Thailand at the age of 11 where he worked as a street beggar.
In 2005, he was repatriated from Thailand to Poipet and a few months later to Damnok Toek, a centre for children with disabilities in Phnom Penh. Once in the centre he attended public school and also discovered a passion for drawing and painting. He is currently taking classes at an art school in Phnom Penh to further develop his already great skills.
SP has painted a special piece for RICE and Eurekahedge. We thank you in advance for your support of this young man’s talent.
Deluxe Apartment and Snowboarding Day with a Pro
For snowboarding enthusiasts or aficionados of Japanese culture, we are offering a 2 night stay in an apartment for 4 people in Nozawa Onsen. Nozawa’s serviced apartment-style lodging is the first of its kind in the village. It provides the comfort to relax and experience life in a traditional Japanese village.
Spend your day with 2012 all-Japan alpine snowboarding champion, Jake Aramaki as she teaches you the tips and tricks for deftly manoeuvring your way around the slopes. After your efforts have paid off, pamper yourself at the hot spring bath, and stroll out to dinner in one of the many excellent local restaurants and bars.
We will be adding more items to this auction page so do check back regularly. For more information on Eurekahedge, please click here.