Spink Raises 29 Million Yen in Aid of Fukushima Earthquake Victims


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Spink Raises 29 Million Yen in Aid of Fukushima Earthquake Victims Apr 25 2014

On 18th April,Spink raised a total of 29,080 million yen in collaboration with the Amoreau family of Château le Puy, during a charity dinner and wine auction.

These proceeds will be generously donated to charities, personally selected by Valérie Amoreau (14th generation co-owner of Château le Puy), to support victims in the Tohoku region affected by the 2011 Fukushima earthquake.

Spink Chairman and CEO, Olivier Stocker, commented that "The Tohuku disaster reminded  all of us how capricious our planet could be and that in fact it was a trauma for mankind that took place in Japan during 3.11"

Mr Jean Pierre Amoreau, Founder of Château le Puy commented, "I am delighted that Spink brought its auctioneering expertise to raise funds for this charitable cause. This time, to bring smiles to the children who have often lost both parents in the tragedy, through supporting volunteers who work relentlessly to rebuild those lives."

Held at the Residence of the Tokyo French Ambassador, the prestigious event was attended by 120 distinguished guests. This included; Her Imperial Highness The Princess Takamado and Tadashi Agi, authors of The New York Times' best-selling Japanese Manga series "Drops of God".

Guests were provided with a sumptuous 3 Michelin-starred 7 course dinner, paired with the finest vintages of Château le Puy, including the famed Château le Puy Emilien 1959. Guests were invited to bid on 21 exclusive lots in an auction. These included Château le Puy vintages from the personal cellars of the Amoreau Family and  a limited edition Royal Oak Offshore "Ginza 7" watch, donated by Audemars Piguet.

Spink Specialist, Guillaume Willk-Fabia commented "Expectations have been exceeded. The total of 29 million yen, a white glove sale, has been raised entirely for the benefit of the Tohoku victims.


 

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Guillaume Willk-Fabia

+65 6339 8801

gwillkfabia@spink.com