As ambassadors for Yacht Aid Global in Mallorca, our third Superyacht Poker Tournament in Palma Casino tonight was again set to benefit this fantastic charity, with 15% of the total pot donated to the cause.
However, like many of you, we were taken by the cause of Xisco Prieto, the Mallorcan skipper who is currently in a coma in hospital in San Remo, after being attacked on his way back to the boat on 23 September. As his insurance won’t cover the cost of his repatriation to Mallorca, Xisco’s family is fundraising to get him home.
We told Capt Tim Forderer of Yacht Aid Global about this local cause, who immediately offered to donate all charitable proceeds towards Xisco’s repatriation.
We would like to thank Tim and Yacht Aid Global for this magnanimous gesture. Hopefully this is even more reason for you to join us tonight for a fun evening of Texas Hold’em, while raising money for this worthwhile cause.
And if you can’t join us tonight, you can donate towards Xisco’s flight here https://www.gofundme.com/xisco039s-road-to-recovery, while you can donate to Yacht Aid Global here http://yachtaidglobal.org/donate-now.
Thanks again to Yacht Aid Global for their generosity of spirit and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Palma Casino (in Porto Pi) from 7.30pm.