Friday, August 9, 2013

Prize festival with a Dinner for Two at Madame Janette

Aruba Bound
Together with our national Telecom firm Setar a fundraising event has been organized benefitting the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Because of lack of space a new and larger sanctuary needs to be built to accommodate the ever-growing number of donkeys, now almost 140. At this time the donkeys find their homes at various locations, even in a private garden. A lot of money is needed to bring all the donkeys together in one location at Bringamosa. The Dutch foundation Dierenlot’s substantial donation has been enough for the start of building the first necessities such as the containers for fodder, water containers, storage and fences. But a lot more money is needed for stables, a shop and a visitor center.

The Aruban government and the trade and industry are aware of the importance of a donkey sanctuary. Letting the donkeys roam wild is not an option because they create dangerous situations for our traffic and for themselves. The Aruban Donkey Sanctuary has become a great tourist attraction; visitors come to the sanctuary in droves, on their own or via tour operators such as the Palm Tours.

The fundraising event is very simple: if you are a Setar client you can sms the word BURICO (Papiamento for donkey) to number 250. The price of such an sms is AWG. 3,-- and the total amount will go to the donkeys. With this sms you are in the running to win spectacular prizes and every week there are new prizes to be won. The event will run until October 4, Animal Day. And of course, the more sms-es you send, the more chances to win one of the weekly prizes.

During the second week of the fundraising action participants can win a delicious Dinner for Two at popular Madame Janette restaurant. In a tropical, romantic atmosphere one can enjoy gastronomically beneath the twinkling lights of thousands of mini lights. The dishes, made with love by a team of top chefs, taste even better that way. `You have to eat there at least once’, they say on Aruba, so this is your chance. Through a simple sms you can be the winner of this tasty prize of the week. Pamper yourself and let the staff of Madame Janette surprise you: they are not only excellent in the kitchen, but they can mix a mean cocktail as well!

So please start sms-ing the word BURICO to number 250 and you may win, while supporting the Aruban Donkey Foundation. The more times you sms, the more chances you have to win and support one of the very nice attractions on the island.