Partying up a storm for charity: 5 for Change

Cape Town came alive for the third year in a row as over 600 guests came together to support the annual 5 For Change black tie gala. The aim of 5 For Change is to raise awareness about 5 inspiring social enterprises and change the way young professionals, entrepreneurs, and other young South African opinion leaders think about philanthropy and social change whilst create a rewarding, fun and enjoyable avenue for people to give back.

Guests were welcomed by Host Siv Ngesi and treated to cocktails and canapés as they mingled with the 5 selected beneficiaries; Read to Rise, My Own Cup, Trade-Mark, Generation Ubuntu and Beyond Expectation Environmental Project, whereafter a successful auction conducted by David Murray saw the event raise over R200,000 for the 5 beneficiaries.

5 for Change by Lifestyle of a PR

For information on each of the 5 beneficiaries, please visit:

Beyond Expectation Environmental Project, Generation Ubuntu
, MyOwnCup, Read to Rise
, Trade-Mark

Rumspringer, GoodLuck and DJ West entertained the guests until the early hours of the morning as they showed just how much fun giving back to charity can be.

5 for Change by Lifestyle of a PRThis event is extremely close to my heart as I have been involved from inception in 2012 when 3 young entrepreneurs, Adriaan Dippenaar, Dave Deetlefs and Ross McKernan contacted myself and my partner Joanne Rose-Innes from By Invite Only to help with the event, as their previous event organizer had dropped them at the last minute.

5 for Change by Lifestyle of a PR

Watching this event grow year on year and generate money for local beneficiaries has been such a pleasure to watch. In 2016 I hand over the reins but will still be part of the running of the event on the night.

5 for changeThe date for 2016 is set for 2 July at the beautiful and classic Cape Town City Hall.

For more information about 5 For Change please visit and watch the event video
http://5forchange/2015-event-video from this years event. Alternatively follow them on Instagram: @5FORCHANGE and Twitter: @5forChange

(Images Courtesy of Sarah Isaacs)

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