Bovet’s star-studded evening raises almost £1m

Bovet 1822 has sponsored the Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) Festival Fair, which raised £960,000 in support of education in Haiti.

Sean Penn, Pascal Raffy, Paul Haggis, Maria Bello, Jim Belushi, Jeremy Renner and Catherine Keener were all present at the Casa Loma in Toronto, Canada.

Several stars wore Bovet timepieces on the evening, including: actors Jeremy Renner, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Katherine Castro; television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos, Academy Award Winning Director and APJ Founder Paul Haggis, and APJ Executive Director David Belle.

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Co-chaired by Natasha Koifman and Suzanne Boyd, the event was co-hosted by a team including APJ Founder, Paul Haggis, Jeremy Renner, Jim Belushi, Catherine Keener, Maria Bello, Maxwell, Jimmy Jean Louis and George Stroumboulopoulos.

APJ gave 100% of the money raised to support health, dignity, and education initiatives in Haiti.

There was a live auction which offered those in attendance to bid on one-of-a-kind experiences that went for impressive amounts in support of the cause.

Experiences included a walk-on role in Paul Haggis’s Gold, starring Matthew McConaughy, a day on set of David Simon’s new HBO series, The Deuce, starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Actor Jeremy Renner auctioned a double date for the red carpet TIFF premiere of his film, The Arrival, won by Dean and Dan Caten of Dsquared.

Guests were also treated to a musical performance of “It’s A Wonderful World”, by the indie-soul American singer-songwriter, dedicated to Pascal Raffy. Additional VIPs included Jimmy Jean-Louis, Maripier Morin, Peter Tunney, Gabriella Wright, Jeanne Beker, Ian Hylton, Drew and Jonathan Scott, and Kevin O’Leary.

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