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August 15, 2013

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert 2013

Ard Matthews and Friends 2013 (by Denzil Jacobs)

The annual Ard Matthews and Friends Charity Concert will be taking place for the fourth year running on Thursday 29 August 2013. The concert will be taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock. The popular South African singer, Ard Matthews who is also lead singer of the acclaimed band Just Jinjer, has been at the forefront of this concert for the past 3 years along with the assistance of top events and PR company, The Little Black Book. The annual charity concert brings together great South African talent to raise money for a worthy cause.

The line up this year include Ard Matthews, Albert Frost, James Stewart & Barry van Zyl, Louise Day, Dan Patlansky, Macstanley, White Collar Club, Schalk Burger SNR, DJ Dino Moran, DJ Gary Cool and Dan Nicholl as host for the night.

Funds raised through ticket sales will go to a trust called “We The Good People”, a charitable cause, founded by Ard along with two other trustees, Alistair Hargreaves (Springbok/Sharks Lock) and Sean Temple (owner of Flux Motion Kettle Bell Gym). The simple rule of this organization is – trust – and they hope to gain the trust of the public when it comes to the appropriation of charitable efforts. The charity aims to educate the public about the importance of giving back to others no matter how busy they get, and to allow 100% transparency when it comes to the distribution of the funds. It will also be facilitated by one of the world’s top law firms, Norton Rose, as part of their pro-bono social investment.

For more information on the concert visit the Facebook Page.

For more information on “We The Good People” visit the website: www.wethegoodpeople.org.

Date: Thursday 29 August 2013

Time: 19h30

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton – Cape Town Upper Eastside in Woodstock.

Tickets: R150.00 at www.webtickets.co.za

August 15, 2013

‘walk the walk (life on the streets)’ documentary premiere

Walk The Walk, Dare To Share, Marc Buhrer, Shane McConnachie, Nick French, Brad Bodsworth, Dene Botha, 15 on Orange Hotel, African Pride Hotels (by Denzil Jacobs)

Recently, two men, Marc Bührer and Shane McConnachie embarked on a journey placing themselves in the footprints of the homeless and destitute on the streets of Cape Town. An initiative in conjunction with Dare To Share, Marc and Shane spent 7 days on the streets and enlisted the support of a few friends including Nick French, Brad Bodsworth and Dene Botha to join for 24 hours, relinquishing their affluent lifestyles, cars, phones (and even extra changes of clothing) to spend a week on the streets as homeless people. The project was created to highlight the plight of the homeless in Cape Town and South Africa in a effort to create awareness and encourage aid. This is just one of many initiatives these men are involved in to encourage support and responsible giving to Cape Town’s homeless community. At a screening held at the 15 on Orange Hotel in Cape Town, Marc and Shane premiered a 12 minute film (reduced from over 45 hours of footage) titled “Walk The Walk (Life On The Streets)”, showcasing their journey. The documentary-film consists of a sequence of “diary entries” of their experience, from the positive to negative and clearly demonstrates the realities of life on the streets with conversations with the homeless individuals the men encountered. The film demonstrates their search for money for their next meal, finding a warm, safe place to sleep, a place to wash and so much more, that before this journey, they could have easily have taken for granted. It was an enlightening experience as invited guests including Dare To Share, various representatives  from organizations including prominent food retail stores and The City Of Cape Town were encouraged to assist with solutions and “giving responsibly” projects. Find out more about this initiative (including diary entries) at http://www.daretoshare.co.za/about/walk-the-walk/.