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deVere and Partners Raises Funds for Geneva Children in Need

GENEVA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The event which took place in Geneva on 10th October 2009 was held in support of local charities, the Clair Bois Foundation and Association Paidos, and Children in Need UK.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this event," commented Paul Dodds, deVere and Partner's Managing Partner in Switzerland. "We raised a significant amount for charities that will help improve the lives of children in Switzerland and in the UK. Our partnership with the Geneva appeal for Children in Need was a success and we look forward to working on future events together."

Annie Kennedy, member of the ball organising committee added, "deVere's support was essential to the organisation of the ball. We really valued their support and would like to thank them for contributing to the success of the night." The charity ball, which was one of Geneva appeal for Children in Need's biggest events to date, was attended by just under 100 people and raised close to CHF 14,000 on the night.

About deVere and Partners

deVere and Partners is the world's largest independent international financial consultancy. International investors and expatriates employ us to find financial services products that suit their medium to long term requirements for investments, savings and pensions. With in excess of US$7 billion of funds under administration and management, deVere has more than fifty thousand clients in over a hundred countries. Our independence and ability to offer financial products that are tailor-made to fit an individual's needs are behind our success. As a result we now have offices in over forty countries. You can find us in Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Mexico, Moscow, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich, amongst others.

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About the Clair Bois Foundation

The Clair Bois Foundation is the biggest private institution for poly-handicapped individuals in the canton of Geneva. It is adapted to the needs of each one and provides a living environment guaranteeing the physical and psychological wellbeing, educational wellbeing, medical care and specialised teaching for the children as well as leisure and holiday activities. Money raised by the 2009 appeal will go towards the purchasing of expensive specialised equipment for the children.

About Association Paidos

Founded in 1996, Paidos allows children and teenagers in distress to be integrated back in society. There are three areas of activities: i) Welcoming of teenagers to reintegrate them into society, the school system or the job market, and the welcoming of migrants and international children in order to integrate them into Geneva society through creative activities; ii) Creating awareness amongst groups of adolescents about issues that concern them through interactive exhibitions and iii) Observation; investigating a population of teenagers about issues that concern them in order to propose means of prevention and action. Paidos now takes care of more than 40 teenagers annually in the Psycho-educational Centre for Teenagers (CPPA) and more than 850 migrants and local Geneva children via the workshop "Bricolos." Money raised by the 2009 appeal will go towards the Bricolos workshops and various educational tours organized locally for the children at Paidos.

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