On 23rd October, Kopernik team members Adam and Dom hosted a wine themed fundraising event in Tokyo to support a Kopernik project which provides rural Ugandans with safe drinking water by purchasing and distributing Solvatten, a solar powered water treatment technology. Please click here for further information on this project. With around 70 attendees the event was a huge success and raised a grand total of 660,000 JPY (US$8183) for Kopernik projects.
The money raised far exceeded expectations and will ensure the water project in Uganda is fully funded and implemented with enough left over to support additional water-based projects.The money was raised through an attendee cover charge and a charity raffle, which offered some highly coveted and generously donated prizes, such as a helicopter ride from Mori Buildings and dinner for 12 from new Azabu Juban eatery The Chef's Table. The event was special in the fact that, due to the generosity of its sponsors, 100% of money raised could be donated to the Kopernik water projects.
Biervana provided a fresh and stylish venue, Bluesilver supplied the free-flowing fine wine and a generous but discreet donor who wishes to remain anonymous ensured that everyone ate like a king. Attendees were greeted by numerous cocktail tables elegantly topped with buckets of fine wine, a sumptuous fork buffet and well-chosen music that kept people dancing into the night. The three-hour event was wrapped up with a few words from Adam and Dom to explain the water initiative and promote Kopernik, and the much anticipated raffle. It was a fantastic evening, a lot of money was raised, plenty of fun had, and it ended as all good Tokyo events should…with karaoke.