Graff charity raises R1.4 million at fundraising event
LONDON, December 2011 – The Delaire Graff Estate on November 24 hosted a charity art auction featuring the donated works of 15 leading South African artists to benefit FACET (For Africa’s Children Every Time), the charity set up by luxury jeweller Laurence Graff in 2008.
The evening was in support of FACET’s latest partnership with the Pebbles Project, a South African-based charity created to provide support to the vulnerable
children of the Winelands.
The funds raised on the night well exceeded expectations, with a grand total of R1.4 million being raised for a very good cause.
FACET aims to provide a crucial resource for the Pebbles Project through the development of a Graff Leadership Centre that will be built in the Stellenbosch
The Centre will support Pebbles in their mission to better the lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds with special educational needs, through
providing support and training to local children and establishing after-school provision for older children living in the Winelands.
It is reported that a staggering 12 percent of children in the area suffer from Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
The evening included a drinks reception, followed by a dinner featuring the work of Chef Christaan Campbell paired with Delaire’s award-winning wines, with entertainment provided throughout the night by one of South Africa’s most celebrated female groups, 3 Tons of Fun.
Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss officiated as Master of Ceremonies for the evening’s guests who included South Africa’s top philanthropists and art collectors.