Saturday 17th of June 2006 saw the launch of classical awareness, held at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Health Spa (Climping in West Sussex) on the outskirts of Chichester/Arundel.This idyllic setting was the perfect backdrop to raise awareness for the White Shark Trust.

The evening had been organised by Christian Florescu along with the management and staff of Bailiffscourt Hotel & Health Spa. The main focus was to host a 5 star event in aid of the Trust. Tickets went on sale one month prior to the event at £15 per head the event was in strong competition with other events also being staged at the hotel over the summer, however the evening was a sell out proving that the interest in our oceans and marine life still represent a crowd puller.

The 30 guests were greeted upon arrival with a refreshing glass of pimms and light nibbles delicatly prepared by the head chef. Chris opened the evening with a film on the White Shark Trust and proceeded into a personal encounter talk about his experiences of working with White Sharks. There then followed a slide show of photographs taken by Micheal Scholl accompanied by fine classical music played by Roger Clayden.

The evening concluded with a charity auction which raised £325 for the Trust. Due to the huge success of this event the Trust is currently planning a follow up event at the end of the year (more details will follow).

The White Shark Trust and Chris Florescu would like to thank all his friends and family members who have helped setting up this event. We would also like to thank all the following event sponsors:

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Health Spa

Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5RW

Donated: Venue & food, 1 x Mud Spa treatment massage

Bluereef Aquarium

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth

Donated: 1 x Family pass

CineWorld cinemas

Chichester Gate, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8EL

Donated: 4 x VIP pass

Wittering Surf School

13 Shore Road, East Wittering, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 8DY

Donated: 1 x Private surf lesson

The Flower Gallery

54 North Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1NQ

Donated: 1 x Beautiful bouquet of flowers with an ocean theme

Lara Brown Professional Fitness Trainer - Bailiffscourt Hotel & Health Spa

Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5RW

Donated: 1 x Personal private fitness lesson

Carte Blanche Greetings Limited

PO Box 500, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2XZ

Donated: 1 x Carte Blanche Bear

Mrs Mavis Wormsley

Donated: 1 x Royal York Collectable Figure

Supersigns

114-116 The Hornet, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 7JR

Donated: All promotional material, banners and advertising & Portrait canvass print of your choice - Own photo enlarged onto canvass

Cobra Beer UK

Alexander House, 14-16 Peterborough Road, London, SW6 3BN

Donated: 2 x Case of Cobra bottled beer

Mr Roger Clayden

Donated: Music & Clayden Fine Jewellery