Raising money for cancer is hard enough without it being for children. And this event has been created to do just that. These young people have been selected to raise both awareness and money for this worthwhile charity. I was fortunate enough to meet some of them and wish them the very best. If you can support their next function, please don’t hesitate to do so. Here are the details
Ladies, it is that time of the year to gather all your friends and let your hair down at Copperstone’s 11th annual Women’s Day event. Join us for a ‘Picnic in the Park’ on Women’s Day at Riverside at the picturesque Leriba Hotel in Centurion. For only R500 per person ladies will be treated like royalty – think loads of bubbly, delicious food, amazing live entertainment (Lee Scott, Veronique, Marisa Drummond, Kyle Grant from ADAM, Copperstone’s Talent Search finalists and Pulse dancers) and a charity auction. You will also meet Copperstone’s Bachelor & Bachelorette finalists, so make sure to pencil this in you diary!
Date: 9 August
Time: 10am to 3pm
COPPERSTONE Event Production & Creative Agency launched its first annual SA Bachelor & Bachelorette of the Year in 2011. This year will mark the 7th annual competition.
The competition was started to find South Africa’s most eligible bachelor and bachelorette, someone who encompasses brains, beauty, entrepreneurship and the spirit of Ubuntu. It is NOT a match-making competition, NOR a beauty pageant, but a competition where individuals who want to bring about change can make a difference and create awareness through charity or community work.
Successful candidates are chosen country-wide for judging. A carefully selected judging panel of individuals who are specialists in different fields select the cream of the crop to battle it out to become the next SA Bachelor and Bachelorette. The finalists will source their own sponsors, compete based on several challenges throughout the year, do their own fundraisers and media drives before the winners are announced at a red carpet formal event in November each year.
HOW TO ENTER
Entries for this year’s competition is now closed. We will open entries for next year in March 2018.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
During the past 6 years through the SA Bachelor & Bachelorette competition we have raised awareness, products and services and funds in excess of R750 000 for various charities. NGO’s we supported in the past include: Jacaranda and Louis Botha Children’s Homes, Berg-en-Dal, Foodbank SA, Amadea Safe house, Cansa and their TLC Homes.
As always we will continue supporting childhood cancer awareness. In South Africa, less than half of the children affected are diagnosed at an early stage and reach a treatment center in time. Many are diagnosed at an advanced stage of cancer with poorer treatment outcomes and almost half are never diagnosed and so do not receive any treatment. We are committed to childhood cancer support and awareness and believe ill children need and deserve as happy and normal a childhood as possible. This year our charity of choice is CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa.
Our focus will remain on children and the youth. In essence, we as a society are failing our children. Last year the competition started a countrywide charity- and awareness initiative, the TALK Initiative, based on Tolerance, Appreciation, Literacy and Kindness- to assist in building a more kind and gracious nation. This year we will continue with this initiative by assisting various NGO’s and continue our community outreach projects countrywide.
In 2014 COPPERSTONE started the Survivor Shoot, a project we are very proud of. Our aim is to uplift and boost the spirits of ladies who have survived breast cancer. Once a year we take a few very deserving ladies, spoil them to a weekend away including a beauty make-over and a professional photo-shoot, celebrating their beauty and strength. They also do a video-shoot where they in return share their stories to inspire people currently battling the illness. This year the shoot gets a new name- the past survivors taught us a very valuable lesson, it is not about surviving, it is about believing and HOPE. From this year our shoot will be named the HOPE Shoot.