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.
For information on each of the 5 beneficiaries, please visit:
Beyond Expectation Environmental Project http://beep.org.za, Generation Ubuntu http://www.genubuntu.org , MyOwnCup http://www.myowncup.co.za , Read to Rise http://www.readtorise.co.za , Trade-Mark http://www.trade-mark.co.za
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.
This 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.
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.
For more information about 5 For Change please visit
http://www.5ForChange.co.za 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)