(Pembroke) Planning for the 14th annual Black and White Gala has only recently begun and already, Star-Set Jewellers has gifted an exquisite diamond tennis bracelet in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation.

The 14 karat white gold bracelet, set with one carat of diamonds is valued at over $4,000, and will be among the luxury items yet to be announced for the Gala’s live auction.

“This will be Star-Set’s fifth year in a row to donate a stunning piece of diamond jewellery for the yearly Black and White Gala,” said Laura Carroll, Gala Committee Chair. “The last four Galas have held raffles with fabulous prizes,” Ms. Carroll remarked. “This year, we are holding a live auction for spectacular items and experience packages.”

To date, Star-Set Jewellers has gifted over $21,000 worth of jewellery prizes towards Gala fundraisers, helping to raise tens of thousands of dollars for health care advances at the Pembroke Regional Hospital – advances such as the regional MRI and now the orthopaedic program and upgrades to the inpatient surgical floor.

“Three generations – my father, myself and my daughters – were born and raised in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Like countless families, we have many deep roots in the area and a strong interest to ensure the best health care is available locally,” said Star-Set Jewellers co-owner, Michael Frew.

“We are so thankful for how the people of Pembroke and the surrounding communities have been loyal to us and we just want to help give back in our own way,” remarked Star-Set Jewellers co-owner, David Frew.

The auction will take place at the Black and White Gala, which will be held at the Normandy Officers’ Mess at Garrison Petawawa on October 19th. Attendees can dance and mingle with community leaders, business owners and other philanthropic individuals and enjoy a hand-crafted gourmet meal catered by Ullrich’s.

Limited Gala tickets are available at $175 each and we encourage everyone – businesses, families and individuals – to join this celebration of healthcare philanthropy in our region.

To sponsor the Gala or purchase tickets, contact the PRHF Office by email or phone (613) 732-2811 x 7408