23 November 2021
Unique Aston Martin Vantage Raises HK$1,200,000 for Wildlife Conservation Charities in Auction4Wildlife event and donates HK$600,000 to World Land Trust
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Mrs. Judith Supnet Jebsen - MF Jebsen Group & MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation
Mr. Patrick Sherriff- World Land Trust Ambassador
In May 2021, MF Jebsen International Limited, the exclusive designated dealer of Aston Martin sports cars in Hong Kong & Macau, donated the Special Aston Martin Vantage Heritage Racing Edition in support of the local wildlife and environment. The Gulf Blue Edition Vantage was open for public auction, supervised by international auction house Bonhams and was on display in the iconic lobby of The Peninsula Hong Kong.
The auction received overwhelming responses from philanthropists, wildlife supporters and car lovers worldwide. Held online from 7th May to 5th June by Bonhams, after rounds of bidding, the Aston Martin Gulf Blue Edition Vantage was successfully sold for HK$1.2 million (excl. tax) to a gentleman, Mr. Jonathan Smith, in the UK.
Half of the proceeds will fund projects for the protection of endangered species and the restoration of the local ecosystem by supporting a range of programmes run by Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG). The cheque was presented to KFBG on 10 June 2021 at The Peninsula Hong Kong.
Mr. Smith also selected to donate another half of proceeds amounting to HK$600,000 to World Land Trust, which is an international conservation charity that protects the world’s most biologically significant and threatened habitats. The funds will support the project in Laguna Grande, Caribbean Guatemala to protect the landscape, animal species and to expand the reserve area. The above is the cheque presentation ceremony to World Land Trust on 23 November 2021 at Aston Martin showroom in Hong Kong.
Mrs. Judith Supnet Jebsen on behalf of MF Jebsen Group and MF Jebsen Nature Conservation Foundation presented a cheque to Mr. Patrick Sherriff, World Land Trust Ambassador at the Aston Martin showroom in Happy Valley, Hong Kong on 23 November 2021.