GOLD Charity Dinner

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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 focused 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

Auction Prizes:

- Live Artist, Junior Fungai Muduviwa, from the RED! Gallery will create a masterpiece at the GOLD Charity Dinner - to be auctioned at the end of the evening.
- Michael Waters artwork - “Road strip in mountain town” Size:120cm x 100cm R17,530 Framed
- Andrew Cooper - 2 landscapes (worth R80 000 - R130 000)
- Lazarus Ramontseng
- Shelagh Price
- Taya Maddock
- Bastiaan van Stenis


Cameron Bruce is a singer songwriter who has written and recorded songs since the early 90's. His songs have received extensive radio play over the years, while a member of various bands that include The Streaks, The Zap Dragons and Skyminer.

Nic Hazell is a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist that has archived critical acclaim playing for The Streaks, Skyminer and Colorfields.

Dominic Adelbert is a saxophonist, guitarist and singer who has accompanied many high profile musicians in Cape Town including Nic Turner, Natasha Meister and Reini Adelbert.

Date: 6 September 2014
Venue: The Westin Hotel (Cape Town, Western Cape).
Contact: Joan-Anne Harris
Phone: 082 442 6545

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