Posts tagged ‘gold’

August 19, 2014

upcoming: gold charity gala dinner & auction (cape town)

08.19 Gold Charity Diner, Charity, Dinner, Cape Town (by Denzil Jacobs)

GOLD Charity Gala: A celebration of 10 years of youth-led change. In a spirit of thankfulness and in recognition of the hard work that has led to transformation in the lives of African youth, GOLD is hosting an event to mark ten years as a leading youth focussed strategy which has contributed to reduced youth risk behaviour in disadvantaged communities and inspired a revolution of hope amongst thousands at grassroots.

On 6 September 2014, Dr Michael Mol is the master of ceremonies, supported by Natalie Becker, at The Westin, one of Cape Town’s finest hotels.

The focus of this philanthropic evening is to honour a decade of involvement in youth behaviour change and education support and to raise funds and awareness for the GOLD Non-Profit Organisation. It promises to be an unforgettable experience, as guests have the opportunity to purchase items at a private auction whilst sipping on champagne and enjoying a spectacular 3-course supper paired with fine wine. All proceeds raised during the event will go to GOLD’s non-profit endeavours.

Imagine … ‘If influential young leaders changed their lives in positive ways and encouraged their peers to do the same. Imagine what the African continent could look like 40 years on….’

That is what drives GOLD Peer Education Development Agency and why CEO Susannah Farr believes that if you can turn negative peer pressure 360 degrees into positive pressure, it is the most powerful force for change. Rose-tinted glasses?  Not at all. Over the past ten years GOLD has done just that.  Not only have they reached thousands of young people in communities in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, but the results and outcomes are measurable and phenomenal. It’s not just a feel-good perception. GOLD’s auditing process and the systems used enable donors to have absolute proof of return of social investment.

 

Inspired by the potential of young people driving change in Africa, rather than being the focus of unemployment, GOLD was founded as an NGO in 2004. The GOLD dream is to grow young leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the tools and support to reach their full potential, despite obstacles such as poverty, apathy, inadequate education, unemployment, orphanhood and HIV. Through a peer-led approach, GOLD provides a structured skills training and mentoring programme to influential young people who become passionate, measurable change agents amongst their peers, in their schools and communities and are able to access and maximise future study and work opportunities.

WHEN: Saturday 6 September 2014

TIME: 19h00

WHERE: The Westin Hotel, Foreshore, Cape Town

TICKETS: R 1000 per person

For further information and ticket purchases, please contact:

Joan-Anne Harris

Cell: +27 (0) 82 442 6545

Email: gold@southernstroll.com

Web: www.goldpe.org.za | www.southernstroll.com/GOLD.html

October 7, 2013

global launch of ‘protecting african lions’ (PAL) foundation on the rooftop of soho house new york.

Protecting African Lions, PAL, Conor Mccreedy, Tyson Beckford

Picture top right: Mccreedy with his head PAL designer, and his friend and new ambassador, the billionaire philanthropist who sold his company to ebay. Discussing the new partnership that involves Colin Cowie and Donna Karan.

“Over the past 50 years Africa’s lion populations have plummeted from over 200,000 individuals back in the 1960’s to fewer than 21,000 today. A shocking number if you consider the size of that continent”

Situated on one of the most exclusive rooftops in New York, South African born artist Conor Mccreedy, Colin Cowie and Mike Eilertson hosted an exclusive launch event for Protecting African Lions (PAL) Foundation with VIP guests and friends. Investors, activists, entrepreneurs, supermodels, artists, philanthropists, actors and many more, all united together to bring awareness to the African Lion, a majestic creature whose population is rapidly decreasing. The mission of this global organization is to raise awareness and to start protecting lions from further decline against poaching, non regulated hunting and many other issues that will allow the lion to thrive in its natural wild habitat. It has established a foundation designed to protect lions and to become a key strategic partner for governmental and other affiliated charity programs such as Ubuntu Educational Fund, The Mara Foundation and many more.

Protecting African Lions, PAL, Conor Mccreedy, Tyson Beckford (by Denzil Jacobs)

Guests were treated to traditional South African delights from Madiba Biltong. They were also invited to purchase the exquisite MccreedyBlue PAL bracelet, featuring a hand-made button in brass, silver, gold or platinum, designed by South African designer Lianne Landman to further spread awareness and support the cause. Guests included Ndaba and Kweku Mandela (the 2 key grandsons of Neslon Mandela), Tyson Beckford, Jen Goodall, Rohan Marley, Julia Jansch, Maxwell, Colin Cowie, Shaun Dewet, Jacob Lief, Constantine Bisanz, Dr Geoffery Scott Caroll, and the Founder himself, Conor Mccreedy. Go to https://vimeo.com/76173527 to learn more about PAL.

PAL, Conor Mccreedy, Protecting African Lions, Invitation

Images courtesy of Luxury Brands PR (LiveOutLoud Group)PAL.