Colin Cowie does it for the children

Children of Southern Africa
All photos by Luca Zordan

Children of South Africa

All eyes are focused on South Africa for the world cup, but you and your future partner are up to your neck in wedding planning right? Do you want to be apart of something uniquely special but your funds for this trip tied up? Well, the industries own event planner superstar Colin Cowle, has a possible answer for you.

On June 16, Colin will be the master of ceremony at the book launch party for award winning photographer Luca Zordan. No, not a wedding or event planning book but something just as beautiful. “The Children of Africa: Southern Africa Edition“, is a stunning coffee table book, showing children of every walk of life and the diversity, magic and beauty of this country. All funds will help benefit programs by Ma Afrika Tikkun.

“I have tremendous respect for my friends Alethia Gold, fashion stylist and Luca Zordan for their beautiful books and philanthropy and the charitable work that MaAfrika Tikkun does for children in South Africa.” Colin Cowie said “I am looking forward to our event on the 16th June – we have amazing, glamorous and wordly auction items, that together with the sales of the book I know we will make a difference for a lot of children. Please come and support us.”

MaAfrika Tikkun, is a non-profit organization that offers holistic caring for and uplifting vulnerable children and youth living in poverty in informal settlements and townships of South Africa, many of whom are affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Funds raised from this event will help upgrade sports and soccer facilities for thousands of these children living in six townships. Nelson Mandela their patron chair has remarked, “Ma Afrika Tikkun demonstrates what can be done with resources, commitment and passion.”

While I’m all about great gifts for your guests, why not make a ‘life-lasting’ impact by donating to this organization. Think of it as you’re starting a new life with your partner and helping to create a better life for a future generation. Ok, if you want it in simple dollars and cents, if you donated even $50 (less than you would spend for 5 guests ‘gifts’), that would provide help for a child for a month. I know you can do that right?

This event is by invitation. There are generous items being auctioned off with bidding beginning at $4,000: An autographed copy of “Nelson Mandela Treasures”; Six Night “Bush, Beach and Winelands” South African Trip; one-of-a kind cocktail gown by designer Naeem Khan and seats to his show during Fashion Week, One-week cruise aboard The World: www.aboardtheworld.com for 6 nights in PH suite and many others. All profits from the sale of the book and the evening will be donated to MaAfrika Tikkun.

For more information about this wonderful invitation only event please contact: dianaanderson48@yahoo.com. A special plea from Colin,’If you can’t attend this very special event, then please click on www.maafrikatikkun.org.za and go to USA flag button to make a donation, or send a check. Thank you’.

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