The Wakanda Royalty Gala hosted by the Progressive Labour Party at the Fairmont Southampton on Saturday night raised $10,000 for five local charities.

Each charity received $2,000 each as a result of proceeds raised by the sold out gala where more than 800 people were in attendance.

The charities chosen are:

• Project Action, a free transportation service for seniors in care facilities

• Women’s Resource Centre, a full-service organisation providing resources and courses to enhance the lives of women in Bermuda

• Raleigh Bermuda, a charity that uses overseas expeditions, local training and coaching to challenge young Bermudians to harness their full potential and develop skills for life

• CADA, a charity founded in 1974 with a mission to “encourage responsible alcohol behaviour”

• Foster Parents Association of Bermuda, an association that provides Bermuda’s various levels of backing, from parental-guidance resources, to supplemental financial support, and guidance and financial resources for school supplies

A party spokeswoman added: “We are overwhelmed with the support from our sponsors and supporters. It would be remiss of us not to give back as a token of our appreciation.”

  • Feature Photo Supplied by Anthony E Wade (from left to right): Salvatore Tucci, of the Foster Parents Association of Bermuda, Elaine Butterfield, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Centre, Premier David Burt, Tina Nash, Executive Director of Raleigh Bermuda, Anthony Santucci, Executive Director of CADA, and Cindy Swan, of Project Action