Spring Ball Gala Hosted by Century City Conference Centre this September

“Spring Ball Gala Dinner” 2 September, hosted by Century City Conference Centre and supported by the MySchool-MyVillage-MyPlanet

25th August marked twenty four years since the death of Amy Biehl and it has been an appropriate time to reflect on the past twenty years in South Africa and look towards the next twenty. The Amy Foundation formerly The Amy Biehl Foundation has been instrumental in changing so many young lives and we continue to do so daily. Over 10 000 youth who have attended our programmes have been positively affected by the Foundation since its inception in 1997.

To continue the good work that the Amy Foundation achieves on a daily basis, this Saturday, 2nd September the Amy Foundation will be hosting the twelfth annual Amy Foundation Gala Dinner and Auction, hosted by Century City Conference Centre and supported by MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet. Joint CEO Glyn Taylor and Gary Koetser had the following to say about the foundation, “Great care, commitment and consistency – those are the values that underpin everything we do at Century City Conference Centre and Hotel. The Amy Foundation not only echoes these values, but has shown the world what can be done when a group of driven, committed individuals unite behind the shared purpose of changing lives. We wholeheartedly support the important work that The Amy Foundation does, and we are so proud to partner with the organisation to help make a real difference to those who need it most.”

This year’s line-up includes performances by the Amy Foundation learners who will showcase their talents.  120 Performing Arts children will take to the stage in various forms of dance including Traditional, Kwaito and Gumboots as well as the Marimba to welcome you and get you on your feet, caressing their brass instruments are our young bass players. The future Hugh Maseka’s of this world…. our choir will blow you away with their range.

We cannot take to stage without our partners from UCT School of Dance, who have exposed our young aspiring dancers to forms of contemporary dance, Jazz Art Dance theatre working tirelessly with our children as well as Zama Dance School from Gugulethu and most importantly our mentors, directors and choreographers the amazingly talented Aviva Pelham, Roxy Levy and Paul Johnson.

To complete the fabulous evening we have the incredible trio 3 Tons of Fun performing to supporters and friends.  “3 Tons of Fun are delighted to be involved with the Amy Foundation’s annual fundraiser in 2017.  We are very passionate about supporting charities that do such good work and we love the fact that we can give back to the community in this way.” Says Glenda Eberlein, Manager of the Tons. The wonderfully funny comedian Alan Committie will emcee the proceedings throughout the night for the third time.

Auctioneer Joey Burke will once again be inspiring guests to dig deep into their pockets to help raise those essential funds. Fantastic packages, experiences and items including a boutique European cruise courtesy of Uniworld (worth R169 000), game reserve breaks and various other getaways will also encourage guests to part with their hard earned cash in support of a great cause.

The event proved hugely successful last year, with the Foundation raising in excess of  R 945 000.00  profit.

The target for the evening is to raise R1 million through the Live and Silent auctions, sponsorship’s and pledges from guests, supporters and partners.

If you wish to attend the Amy Foundation Gala Dinner please contact Michelle Bagley on 021 4471690 or email michelle@amyfoundation.co.za

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