SINGAPORE. Lotte Duty Free, the wines, spirits and tobacco retailer at Singapore Changi Airport, has made a stunningly generous auction donation as it becomes a Gold Sponsor of The Moodie Davitt Smile Raising Charity Dinner taking place on Saturday 6 May at Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore.

As reported, the Smile Raising Charity Dinner will raise funds and visibility for international cleft charity Smile Train.

The Korean number one and world number two travel retailer has donated an extraordinary six-bottle collection of Château Margaux, the famous Bordeaux first growth and among the world’s greatest wines.

Vintage moments: Visitors to the Smile Raising Charity Dinner will have the opportunity to bid on six of the finest vintages in Château Margaux’s glittering history. Click on image to expand.

The donation, courtesy of Soon-Gyu (Jeff) Jeong, Managing Director of Lotte Duty Free’s key Singapore operation, offers a tremendous boost to the event.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this donation from Lotte Duty Free, a gift of kindness that reaffirms the company’s longstanding commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility,” said The Moodie Davitt Report Founder & Chairman Martin Moodie.

What price a smile?

There’s nothing luxury here but the young patients inside are about to receive, or have already received, a gift more priceless than any shopping emporium can offer. A smile.

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In related news, support continues to swell for the event. King Power International of Thailand, Duty Free Americas and Dubai Duty Free have all become Gold Sponsors in recent days and more names will be revealed in coming days.

As reported, in one of the event’s strongest showings of support to date, Tito’s Handmade Vodka has confirmed to be a Diamond Partner (taking two tables) and exclusive vodka sponsor at the event.

Tax Free World Association (TFWA), which hosts TFWA Asia Pacific from 7-11 May in Singapore, has pledged to take two Platinum tables – a magnificent show of support from the leading industry association.

Other bookings include from Sunil Tuli, Ever Rich Duty Free, Changi Airport Group, Duty Free Global, Edrington Group, Estée Lauder Travel Retail, One World Duty Free, Regent Asia Group, Valiram and Wonderful Pistachios with others to be named next week.

They are joined by Purple, Global Drinks Limited and International Korea Tobacco, owner of fast-growing cigarette brand Pointful Korea.

Individual places can be booked for US$400 each. Gold tables of ten are available for US$4,000 and Platinum tables of ten for US$7,500. Other special support and partnership packages are available.

For more details or to reserve a table or individual place, see the official Smile Raising Charity Dinner website or email Jeannie Wong at  or Vincci Chung at headed ‘Smile Raising’.

On location with Smile Train in the Philippines: (Left to right) Smile Train Philippines Program Director Felix Grimares Jr; Martin Moodie; Philippine Band of Mercy Medical Director Dr. Hector M. Santos Jr; King Power Group Hong Kong CEO Sunil Tuli; and Smile Train Communications Manager for Southeast Asia Vaninna Davidon

Beautiful baby Emilio, a lovely testament to Smile Train’s work, with his mother Cheres, Sunil Tuli and Martin Moodie

Litte Jiana (‘God is gracious’) has had to undergo several operations but she and her Mum Joanna-Marie can now look forward optimistically

About The Smile Raising Charity Dinner

The Smile Raising Charity Dinner at Singapore’s Hotel Fort Canning marks our 21st year in business and our fourth charity dinner to be held in Asia. Previous events in Hong Kong (2007 and 2012) and Singapore (2019) have raised almost US$1 million collectively for the nominated charities.

Smile Train has been among The Moodie Davitt Report’s preferred charities since 2007 when the Hong Kong gala dinner raised over US$300,000 for the cause.

Over the past 15 years, we have helped generate more than US$2.5 million for Smile Train through our own donations (including from The Virtual Travel Retail Expo and The Trinity Forum), charity dinners; the ‘Miles for Smiles’ fun runs in Dubai and around the world; and even a world-record, highest altitude rock gig at the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro called The Chasing Rainbows Tour.” ✈