Wednesday 29th November 2011: mothers2mothers charity launch event in support of projects in Africa raised more than £200,000. Fugata Quintet provided musical entertainment, before Annie Lennox performed live.
A silent auction took place at the event with ipads enabling guests to bid on luxury holidays and possessions, and on funding grass roots mothers2mothers projects in Africa. The launch event raised more than £200,000, with £20,000 alone coming from a friendly bidding war among the guests for Annie to dedicate song Sweet Dreams to their table and present them with a signed copy of her manuscript. The money raised will fund the opening of more than a dozen sites for a year in Africa.
The charity educates and empowers pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV in Africa to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV.
78 Darling Street
Cape Town, 8001
P.O. Box 841
Cape Town, 8000
Telephone: +27 21 466 9160
Alternative Number: +27 21 (0) 71 609 0714
Fax: +27 21 462 4868