We’re not big fans of simply repeating press releases but in this instance we’re more than happy to
Chas Smash live at
‘The 3rd Butterfly Ball’
Weds 8th October, 19h
In aid of APNEEF
Hotel Es Vive
Calle Roman Ferrer, Figuertas, Ibiza
With just over one week to go before Ibiza’s annual Charity Fundraiser ‘The Butterfly Ball’ takes place for third time and in it’s second consecutive year at Hotel Es Vive, momentum is gaining pace with support, volunteers and donations for the event and it’s infamous auction are still coming in thick and fast.
Whilst behind the scenes he goes by the name of Carl Smyth, to the rest of us he’s better known as Chas Smash, kingpin of legendary ska band, Madness. Since the late 70’s and to the present day, and with international hits including ‘Our House’ and ‘Nightboat to Cairo’ and ‘It must be Love’, Madness remain a vital modern musical reference with international sell out tours packing venues as recently as 2007.
Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that the organisers of Ibiza’s annual charity event, The Butterfly Ball, to be held in Hotel Es Vive, Ibiza on 8th October , can confirm that the very same Chas Smash is set to perform an exclusive acoustic set at the event itself. A first not only for the Butterfly Ball, but for the island.
Fresh from a whirlwind of touring stadium venues including London’s 02 , and the summer festivals (BBK Bilbao, Sonar Barcelona), Chas is back once again on the island that, as of one year ago, he has called home. Luck shone down on us, with the confirmation of his solo performance at The Butterfly Ball.
APNEEF (Ibiza & Formentera Disabled Children Foundation)
The Butterfly Ball and it’s organisers Jill Canney and Elena Sanchez have chosen local children’s charity, APNEEF, as the cause for 2008. APNEEF is Ibiza & Formentera’s Association for Children with special needs.. Nearly 100 kids from babies to teenagers form the group, whose needs are an extreme variation of mental and physical disabilities. Our aim is to donate them a very healthy amount of euros. We hope we can count on your support.
We shall be holding a press call at Hotel Es Vive on Sat 4th October at 1pm at which Mr. Smash will be present, and when we will confirm the final details of the event. Representatives of APNEEF and a number of collaborators and sponsors will also be at the press call for The Butterfly Ball, organised by local PR & Events company; FIX Ibiza.
THE GRASSHOPPER’S FEAST
After the success of last year’s Thai Buffet Mr. Grasshopper aims to please the palette again at this year’s Ball with a Cava& Cocktail to wash down a sumptuous sushi selection prepared by our Japanese chef. After that, its time for a multiple choice Thai menu from Es Vive’s in-house chefs before sweets and desserts.
A selection of locally and organically produced wines and a hefty quantity of Hierbas ibicencas, provided by Ibicenc vineyard Can Rich should help wash down the feast.
As the final countdown begins, the auction catalogue is bursting with goodies already. Donations from household names from the worlds of art, sport, cinema, fashion and music have flooded in .all of them being primed to go under our auctioneer’s hammer this coming Wednesday 8th October. In fact, support has been so great that, due to the sheer quantity of contributions, this year guests will find a few other ways to take home a special something, with raffles, pinatas and random giveaways throughout the evening.
Whilst we are holding back the full catalogue til the day of the event itself, we can confirm that contributors of the items up for grabs include international models Kate Moss and Martina Klein, sports heroes Zidane, Ronaldo and Stephen Gerrard , musicians, artists and producers like Lil Louie Vega, , Dizzee Rascal, Maxi Jazz, artists Luis Gaspar, Marcos Torres, Jesu de Miguel, Sergio Ferrero, Rachel Brown (Hello UK Young Photographer 2007)
Bespoke jewellery from Cyd, botox and hypnotherapy sessions, weekends at Atzaro, VIP holidays to London and Ibiza, light shows from Aladdin and game consoles from X-box, concert tickets and tattoos, drinks, dinners and shopping vouchers, smellies and sillies; it really is a something for everyone choice at this year’s fundraiser, ‘The Butterfly Ball’.
THE BUTTERFLY BEAT
Whilst we plan to gather in the exterior of Hotel es Vive for drinks, dinner and auction, as the clock strikes 12, or thereabouts; it will be time to make our way inside to the Smirnoff Experience bar in the hotel for a wiggle to the butterfly-ball-beats of Jo Mills, Colin Peters, Ben deMiedo, Javi Box, B’fly & Toga, Polly Fey, Ian C and more lovely surprises on the point of confirmation.
In a bid to keep it simple(and real, in the current climate!) this year tickets can also be bought on the door.
At 60euro per person, price includes cava & cocktail reception, three course meal, registration to the auction, and much fun, games and dancing as the night wears on.
Reservations and Confirmations can also be made by calling
Jill Canney 671 400 473
Elena Sanchez 627 861 566
SATURDAY 4TH OCTOBER, 1PM @ HOTEL ES VIVE, IBIZA
Attendance should be on or before Friday 3rd.
All donations gratefully received! If you have something lurking round your house/office/garage that you think might raise a bob or two, let us know.
We are also looking for collaborators, sponsors and investors to help take this fundraiser to the next level. If you or your company would like to make a cash donation directly to APNEEF, that would also be very welcomed.
Volunteers wanted.. we couldn’t do this without the help of the many generous individuals involved. Many hands make light work, both pre event and on the night itself.
Bums on Seats…on the night of the event. Not only an excuse to dress up and dine out, The Butterfly Ball is shaping up to be another great night’s merriment and of course, to hammer it home, ‘all for a good cause’.
You wanna help? Help us spread the word; give us a mention in your magazine/newspaper…tell your friends…buy a ticket…ask your famous friend to donate something for auction…be there on the night…overall, support us, the Butterfly Ball and APNEEF..
With a million thanks in advance especially to the huge number of you who are already involvedin your countless ways in the manifestation of The 3rd Butterfly Ball.