Raising awareness and much needed funds for the ongoing fight with AIDS and HIV, the Sentebale Audi Concert was an evening of outstanding entertainment, inspiration and hope.
2 July, 2019
For the first time, Audi was a proud partner of the event which saw some of the biggest names in show business join the 3000-strong crowd
Founded 13 years ago by the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Sentebale is a charity established to help vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi in the on-going fight against HIV and AIDS and the devastating effect it has on the lives of children in particular in these areas.
Since its formation, Sentebale has gone on to raise both awareness and funds through fundraisers and events like the Sentebale Audi Concert, which again proved a huge success and attracted tremendous support when it lit up Hampton Court Palace recently.
For the first time, Audi was a proud partner of the event which saw some of the biggest names in show business join the 3000-strong crowd for an evening of incredible entertainment for such a worthy cause.
A fleet of Audi e-trons delivered guests to the beautifully maintained Hampton Court Palace, including Tom Hardy, Rosamund Pike and James Norton. Although the weather was not perfect, it did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the 3000 guests who joined with HRH Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso to enjoy the talents of performers such as Rita Ora, George the Poet, INALA, B Positive and Morena Leraba all take to the stage.
“We’re delighted that Prince Seeiso and some of our advocacy champions will be joining some of the biggest global performers to help Sentebale deliver a sustainable, quality programme for children and young people affected by HIV, enabling them to lead healthy, happy and productive lives,” said Richard Miller, Chief Executive of Sentebale.
The evening also included INALA, the hit Zulu ballet created by Sisters Grimm and award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE, featuring current and former dancers from the Royal Ballet and Rambert, BBC Young dancer winner Nafisah Baba and music from the live West End shows featuring Soweto Gospel Choir.
It was a night of song, dance, discussion and uplifting stories that will continue to drive the Sentebale organisation as it continues to work with young people affected by the virus or coping with the loss of parents and loved ones as a result of it.
Over the past 10 years, Sentebale – which means ‘forget me not’ in Sesotho, the language of Lesotho – has continued to grow and has expand its operations assisting and supporting 10 to 19-year-olds who are struggling to come to terms with living with HIV.
Monies raised from this concert will enable Sentebale to continue helping many more young people in southern Africa giving them hope and opportunity for the future.
Monies raised from this concert will enable Sentebale to continue helping many more young people in southern Africa
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