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the 8th Captivating Charity Auction - Amazing night, RECORD RESULT!


Beauty From Ashes
A new charity auction RECORD

Saturday, October 22 once again saw guests filling the grand ballroom of the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen China in support of the Annual Captivating Charity Auction. The event, now in its 8th year, was this year run in partnership with the Shenzhen Charity Federation – a fantastic partnership that will continue into the future. The evening was amazing – our best yet. The results were worth it.


Through Captivating’s charity partners: The Shenzhen Charity Federation; SHAMTSE; and LOVEQTRA (The Seng Girls Home), funds raised from this year’s event will be used to impact the lives of more than 1,000 girls and many of their families in remote locations of Western China. With a focus on solutions such as greenhouses, solar panels, animal husbandry, health education and vocational school scholarships, Captivating and their partners will make dreams come true thanks to the generosity of donors and sponsors.


Our special thanks to

  • an amazing auction committee once again lead by Lynn Velez and Dana Milne and a dedicated team of wonderful women.
  • all our corporate and event sponsors, your financial support and generous time are what make this event possible.
  • our partner schools and amazing Shenzhen community – your support again for another year motivates our teams to push onwards and upwards.

AGAIN for this year, our thanks to the wonderful team at Riviera Events who, along with DJ Pax, ran our audio/lighting and general flow of the whole event.
to our Auctioneer (Greg) and MC (Tim), thanks for keeping us entertained and engaged.

In our 8 year history, this was our highest level of bidding engagement – ever.


So, how did we go? WE'RE THRILLED. Net revenue for the night after deducting event and venue expenses, was an amazing RMB 1.08million. This is a new record for us. These funds will be used to specifically support the work of Captivating in CHINA, with funds being allocated to approved projects and partners. Programs will start as early as next month with Women’s Health training in remote village communities. We will update you on our work as it unfolds. We also invite everyone to visit to search on the project that interests you. Here you will find project updates. Best yet, join our CAPTIVATING Facebook page and keep updated on the latest news. Our Captivating WeChat page will also feature our work in China specifically.


Together, we will create so many more BEAUTY from ASHES stories this year. Thank you everyone for your attendance and support. 


They say, it takes a village to raise a child and this is so true. Our village of volunteers, donors, and supporters are helping to raise Captivating to its fullest potential. We also want to give special thanks to our wonderful dancers on the night – girls from the Seng Girls Home – our Beauty from Ashes princesses; and also the wonderful performance and demonstration of unity from QSI, SIS and SWIS international schools students. Your performance was moving and inspirational.


Together, we will create so many more BEAUTY from ASHES stories this year. Thank you everyone for your attendance and support.


Thank you, our 2016 Auction Sponsors



Event Gallery

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Event Details

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 6:00pm - Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 12:00am
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 
+86 755 2667 4830
call us: +86-755-3395-5850