Vakkaru Maldives raises funds for Australian Bushfire Crisis ·

Vakkaru Maldives raises funds for Australian Bushfire Crisis

Vakkaru Maldives has pledged its support of the Australian bushfire crisis, raising much-needed funds for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), via a special charity dinner at the resort on Saturday 11 January.

Vakkaru General Manager, Nicholas Mason, has strong ties to Australia and said he and his team were moved by the plight of Australia and its wildlife and wanted to raise money for WIRES’ dedicated emergency fundraiser.

“We’re located in a UNESCO biosphere reserve here in the Baa Atoll, so we understand the importance and fragility of healthy ecosystems,” he said. “It’s heartbreaking to see so many injured animals and such widespread loss of life and natural habitat.”

“We hope our contribution helps the incredible WIRES team to rescue and care for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible.”

Guests on island at Vakkaru were invited to an Australian-themed dinner on 11 January, where menu items included braised pork belly with vegemite sauce and grilled Tasmanian salmon couscous and chai cake.

Wine pairing was also available as part of the dinner experience, and Vakkaru’s sommelier selected some of Australia’s iconic wines and craft beer. All proceeds were donated to WIRES.

Vakkaru has also generously committed to donating a five-night stay for two people including breakfast to Australian Spirit Soars – a silent auction organised by World Resorts of Distinction & Élysée Collective to raise further funds for charities supporting the bushfire disaster. The package is valued at USD$6,000 and is available for bids until January 27.

Vakkaru is a timeless sanctuary located in a breathtaking enclave within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll. A lush and secluded floating paradise of palm-lined beaches and powder white sand, the five-star resort epitomises barefoot elegance.

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