Hand in Hand for Lombok – Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali and Elizabeth International School Host Charity Concert for Earthquake Victims
Indonesian diva Titi DJ stunning performance in front of 200 people gathered in Akasa Ballroom for an uplifting inspiring concert to help Lombok…
As a manifestation of its high commitment to give back to the community and provide vital aid to the victims of the recent Lombok earthquakes, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali hosted an inspiring charity event on Sunday, 16 September 2018.
This action follows an earlier response taken by Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali in the immediate aftermath of the first earthquake, whereby a team of employees visited North Lombok on 10th August 2018 to deliver urgent supplies and medication.
The Voice of Lombok charity concert was initiated in collaboration with Elizabeth International School with the primary aim to raise funds and help those directly impacted by this devasting act of nature. More than 200 people gathered in the resort’s well-appointed Akasa Ballroom for an evening of uplifting music headlined by renowned Indonesian diva Titi DJ. She was accompanied on stage by a number of leading musicians including acclaimed Balinese flute player Gus Teja.
Co-founder of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, Astrid Sulaiman, also participated in this commendable charity initiative together with her Jazz Quartet. There was upbeat music from local band GlamBeer, as well as a performance by Just One Tea who came from Lombok especially for the event.
Titi DJ was accompanied by Djampiro Band and truly lived up to her diva reputation by putting her heart and soul into the concert. The committee encouraged the audience to dig deep into their pockets and even auctioned off a song in order to raise more funds. One lucky bidder had the chance to join Titi DJ on stage for an exclusive duet and photo opportunity.
A grand total of almost IDR 200 million was collected from ticket sales along with generous donations made on the night itself. All of these proceeds will used to help purchase whatever is needed in the way of basic humanitarian aid.
“I am overwhelmed by the sheer level of support shown to this worthy cause. Although there were many hands involved, it was essentially a community-driven effort. This charity event is part of a more long-term undertaking to help the people of Lombok as they slowly recover and rebuild their lives,” says Mr. Horst Walther-Jones, General Manager of Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.
Elizabeth International Hotel Management School, a respected hotel school with a strong social and philanthropy conscience, is honoured to have played an active role in this charity concert. What initially began as a passing conversation with the team at Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali soon evolved to become a grand scale event. It was a collaboration that was all very organic with many performers, musicians and artists eager to participate. We trust that the funds raised will help ease the suffering of the earthquake victims who have lost their homes and livelihoods.
Appreciation goes out to the artists, musicians and everyone else who came together for Voice of Lombok. Special thanks to all the sponsors who made this event possible. They include Ekajaya Fast Boat, Easy Bali Golf, Toys Community Bali, Toya De Vasya, Garuda Indonesia, YukMakan, WarungBli Made, dr. Romy Associates, BAS Agro Tourism, ASC, 58 Creative, Yasa Transport, Go Vacation, Sababay Wine and Bali Catering Company. A big thank you to our media partners NET Bali, Pinguin Radio, Hard Rock FM Bali, Bali TV and Ezzy TV for sharing news about this charitable event to the public.
About MövenpickResort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
Designed as a family lifestyle resort, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali features 297 elegantly furnished rooms and suites and invites guests to immerse themselves in Bali’s laidback island lifestyle, vibrant culinary scene and rejuvenating wellness offerings just 100 metres from Jimbaran Beach. Along with five different dining venues offering a varied selection of cuisines, the resort also boasts an exotic pool with swim-up hammocks, pirate-themed Meera Kids Club, invigorating Arkipela Spa and the connected Samasta Lifestyle Village for additional shopping, wining and dining. Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali and Samasta Lifestyle Village are owned by respected Indonesian developer, PT Summarecon Agung Tbk. For more information, please visit www.movenpick.com/jimbaran-bali.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes moments by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Providing an upscale, relaxed and uncomplicated guest experience, Mövenpick recognises that small gestures make a big difference. Whether it is chocolate hour every afternoon, customised sleep technology to ensure a restful night or specially created fun and healthy kids’ menus, Mövenpick creates a human and warm environment for guests, business partners and employees. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for its local communities, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1973, but with a heritage of food and beverage excellence stretching back to the 1940s, Mövenpick holds a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 24 countries. Mövenpick is part of Accor Hotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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