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Pay It Forward Charity Event huge success


The Pay It Forward Charity Event on Saturday, 6 September 2014 at the Marimba Restaurant at the Cape Town International Convention Centre was an uplifting success. The motivational talks from accomplished speakers from different industries achieved the aim of the event, which was to inspire the pupils in attendance.

Guest speaker - Sibongile Mafu

The talks were opened by The Bookery’s Project Development Officer, Jonny Wilkinson. The buzzing guest speaker Madge ‘The Sunflower’ du Preez set flight with an interactive talk. It was amplified by other guest speakers including D.A.D. founder Eddie Andrews, Pigeon Pie founder Marwaan Sasman, entrepreneur & Good Hope FM show host Loyiso ‘DJ Loyd’ Mdebuka, SANTL co-founder Malebo Ngoetjane, KFM sports anchor & Sunday Times columnist Sibongile Mafu and Inside Man Media founder Brian Mawdsley. The stellar performances by performance art group One Heart and the soothing voice of the soulful songbird Daphne Tuesday were perfect additions to the infectious atmosphere.

The success of the event can be attributed to the relentless fundraising efforts of the group of Public Relations and Event Management students from the Cape Peninsula University with the backing, guidance and support of The Bookery’s Nobesuthu Faku and Penny Dare.

The funds raised exceeded R10 000 through various fundraising efforts. Twenty poetry books by Madge ‘The Sunflower’ du Preez and six books by Andile Mngxitama were donated to The Bookery and the Peak View High School pupils in attendance.


(Left to right) The Bookery's Nobesuthu Faku, Jonny Wilkinson and Penny Dare.


Custom made t-shirts sponsored by urban wear clothing brand Mos Wear.


CPUT PR and Events Management student volunteers with Nobesuthu Faku.


Guest speaker - Loyiso 'DJ Loyd' Mdebuka


Guest speaker - Eddie Andrews


Guest speaker - Marwaan Sasman

20 Donated poetry books titled 'Gemeng' by guest speaker Madge 'The Sunflower' du Preez.


Guests having breakfast


Peak View High School pupils

Performance art group One Heart


Cape Town soul singer Daphne Tuesday

Guest speaker - Brian Mawdsley


Donated copies of 'Biko Lives!' by Andile Mngxitama



Pay It Forward Charity Event on 6 September

 

On Saturday, 6 September 2014 The Bookery, in partnership with Public Relations and Events Management student volunteers from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is hosting the Pay It Forward Charity Event at Marimba Restaurant at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The charity event is the culmination of The Bookery Fundraising adult book sale that has been taking place at our office since 15 August 2014.

The breakfast charity event boasts speakers like Inside Man founder Brian Mawdsley, Sunday Times and KFM sports anchor Sibongile Mafu, Entrepeneur & Good Hope FM Radio show host Loyiso “DJ Loyd” Mdebuka and Marwaan Sasman of Pigeon Pie. There will be performances by performance art group One Heart and Cape Town based RnB soul singer Daphne Tuesday.

The charity breakfast event is set to start at 8:30 and will conclude with a networking session at 12:00. All is included in the ticket price of R120. “The Bookery is about the education and empowerment of South African youth. This event is an extension of this,” says Nobesuthu Faku, The Bookery Office Coordinator.

Tickets are on sale at the door for R120. RSVP by emailing karyukaiconsultancy@gmail.com or calling Event Coordinator Sharon Moatshe on 076 208 9700.

 

Cape Town RnB and soul singer, Daphne Tuesday