On March 5, the Sri Lankan Student Society of Imperial College University, London, held another spectacular charity event, as they have done every year for over a decade. ‘Sapphire Ball 2011’ was held at London’s renowned Wembley Stadium, and was tipped to be the best ‘Sapphire Ball’ yet, with the likes of Bathiya and Santhush, Sunil Perera of the Gypsies, Exceed, Damian Wickramathilaka and UK Radio 1’s DJ Nihal performing on stage.
The objective in organising the ball was to raise funds for the Maharagama Cancer Hospital, the Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind in Jaffna and also the internally displaced flood victims in the East, through the charities ‘Medical Aid to Sri Lanka’ and ‘The Serendib Trust.’
Last year, £6000 was raised for charity through ‘Sapphire Ball.’ The committee of 20 students worked hard over the last few months to bring together one of the best Sri Lankan student nights in the UK.
The night began with a buffet dinner and ended with almost all guests on the dance floor, dancing to the vibrant and timeless music, followed by an after party hosted by DJ Nihal. The student-run event was a runaway success, and has now established itself as one of the biggest student-run charity events in the UK.
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