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Chocolate Ball 2011: So You Think You Can Dance?

01 December 2011

Every year World Aids Day is celebrated on 1st December. One of the main aims of the Caribbean-African Society (CAS) is to raise money for Aid Africa, a charity which utilizes all resources available to alleviate suffering in Africa and give hope for a positive future. Each year, as part of its fundraising activities, CAS organise and produce the Chocolate Ball and funds raised are donated to this worthwhile cause.

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RCSI students on Chocolate Ball

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RCSI students on Chocolate Ball

In keeping with previous years, the evening was all about chocolate and some giant chocolate fountains certainly helped to focus attention. Mountains of chocolate were elegantly displayed in all shapes and sizes at the beautifully decorated tables. An impressive stage show included acts from Dance Society and Choral Society - to name but two, with other groups and individuals making dance and music contributions on the night. The Art Society provided the impressive décor.

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RCSI students on Chocolate Ball

Asha Moosai of CAS commented "I am so proud that we have achieved this, and I am extremely grateful to have had such an amazing committee to work with. However none of this could have been accomplished without the support, assistance and guidance of several RCSI staff from Student Services to the Porters to Billy Cahill and everyone in between." She also praised all the performers for giving up their time in the many rehearsals and practice sessions.

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RCSI students on Chocolate Ball

Asha went on to thank the staff members who were not put off by the wet and windy weather on the night and who came out to support the event including Vice Dean - Dr Orna Tighe, Noreen Shankey & Corriena Brien from Student Services, and a strong turnout from the Anatomy Department with Dr's Alice McGarvey, Jane Holland, Valerie Morris, Maha Al Marashi and Emmet Thompson.

To date, the event has raised over €5,000 - a big thank you to all involved.

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RCSI students on Chocolate Ball