I don’t know about you but when I hear the words ‘charity ball’ I think of stuffy old ladies wearing Chanel-style crop jackets over their ball gowns while everyone does a weird square dance-type of thing while a string quartet plays in the background. Five for Change, however, is nothing like that at all. If anything, its one of the biggest, baddest, maddest, funnest black-tie parties of the year and all for a good causes, five of them to be exact.
This year, Five for Change’s chosen charities are as follows:
- Earth Child Project – helping to develop children, teachers, schools and communities in underprivileged areas.
- Girls and Football SA – helping to develop young women through sport, media and education.
- Rock Girl – helping to inspired girl-initiated and girl-focused projects in the private and public sectors.
- Milkshed – transforming reclaimed wood into artworks for sale with the profits going towards social change.
- I am somebody – using ‘storytelling, nature based rites of passage and resource exchanges’ to help develop young people and their communities.
The event takes place at The Lookout in the V&A Waterfront on the 31st of this month (May 2014). Guests can expect welcome drinks, yummy canapes and the entertainment includes SA band The Kiffness. I’m also thrilled to see my old Perspectives building buddy/sort-of neighbour Siv Ngesi who also happens to be an actor and comedian, is going to be the evening’s MC.
So, if you’re keen on going, best you book your tickets now via Quicket for R400 a pop and I’ll see you there.