Annie Lennox celebrates mothers2mothers reaching over 1 million mothers with an intimate performance
LONDON, October 3rd 2013— Acclaimed singer, songwriter, campaigner and activist, Annie Lennox, will perform at an exclusive event on Thursday, 3rd October. Benefits from the evening will support the charity’s vital work in sub-Saharan Africa, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
The intimate event will be held at One Marylebone, London at 7pm in partnership with GUCCI as the Headline Sponsor. Ms. Lennox, whose peerless music career and tireless charity work has been widely praised and recognised with prestigious awards and honours will headline the evening,which is being hosted by the internationally acclaimed actor Richard E. Grant, and successful author, broadcaster and businesswomanMuriel Gray.
Speaking about his involvement Richard E. Grant said, “The ground-breaking Mentor Mother programme devised by mothers2mothers is a simple, but very effective way preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. I’m delighted to be a part of this very special evening and to support mothers2mothers as they strive to expand this vital work and reach more mothers.”
As the evening’s title sponsor Gucci’s Frida Giannini added, “As part of our ongoing commitment to organisations that help to empower girls and women in the areas of health, education and justice, Gucci is proud to support mothers2mothers.”
Money raised on the evening will be used to expand mothers2mothers groundbreaking Mentor Mother programme across sub-Saharan Africa: saving lives by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV; empowering mothers living with HIV; and supporting livelihoods.
mothers2mothers (m2m) is eliminating transmission of HIV from mothers to babies and improving the health of women, their partners and families with its proven Mentor Mother model. Since its inception, m2m has reached more than one million mothers in nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Founded in South Africa in 2001, m2m is a partner in the United Nations’ Global Plan towards the Elimination of New HIV Infections among Children by 2015 and Keeping their Mothers Alive. Learn more at m2m.org or follow @m2mtweets.
Founded in Florence in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury fashion brands. Alongside the values of quality, creativity and Italian artisanal craftsmanship, for which the brand is renowned, Gucci also believes in the importance of a responsible attitude towards people, the environment and the communities in which it operates. Corporate citizenship is a fundamental part of the mission and operating philosophy of the company. For more information about Gucci, please visit their website.
CHIME FOR CHANGE, founded by Gucci in February 2013, is a campaign to raise funds and awareness for girls’ and women’s empowerment with a focus on Education, Health and Justice. The mission of CHIME FOR CHANGE is to convene, unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world. For more information, please visit www.chimeforchange.org
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