Duchess of York & Select launch charity
Dubai, October 7, 2008
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, launched her new charity, Sarah Selects, in conjunction with realty majors, Select Property of the UK and Dubai-based Select Group to support disadvantaged children in the UAE.
The new charity, Sara Selects, unveiled at the launch ceremony of Aquitainia, a private island development on The World, being developed by Select Group and Select Property, also evoked widespread appeal at a unique auction, fetching Dh3.5 million ($952420) for a one-bed room suite on the exclusive Aquitainia development.
The proceeds from the auction will go to charitable causes for children within the UAE, including Make a Wish Foundation in the UAE, support to children with diabetes and perhaps a school and village charity in Northern Iraq.
'The plight of children is an issue close to my heart, and I intend to devote time to choosing the right causes within the UAE in which to donate the money,' said the Duchess of York.
'Select Group and Select Property are incredibly pleased to launch Sarah Selects with the Duchess of York. The Duchess is extremely committed to helping children all over the World, which is cause close to both mine and Mark’s heart,' stated Rahail Aslam CEO Select Group.-TradeArabia News Service