The SING Campaign Summer 2009 Update
We are delighted to provide a short update covering some of the SING Campaign activity over the summer of 2009.
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An Evening with Annie Lennox in jo’berg
The Annie Lennox SING Campaign, Talk Radio 702, together with Sony Music and Montecasino, proudly presented one of the most exciting unplugged charity events of this year “An Evening with Annie Lennox, Unplugged, In Concert and Conversation” Wednesday, 8 July 2009. This was to raise awareness for HIV and Aids in South Africa with the Annie Lennox SING Campaign.
Annie Lennox in Cape Town
On a recent trip to South Africa for the SING Campaign, Annie Lennox visited two amazing organisations that are committed to helping Mothers and children infected and affected by HIV and AIDS. You can read more about these projects and see first hand a selection of images showing the great work that is being done below.
The Etafeni project is a multi-purpose centre for children affected by AIDS and their caregivers in Nyanga, Cape Town, South Africa, this is also supported by the Elton John Aids foundation.
With thanks to the combined efforts of Annie Lennox and SpendonMarathon there have been funds raised, which will go toward setting up a second center of this kind in Vygrond, another township in the Western Cape of SA. For more information visit www.etafenitrust.org
Mothers2mothers (m2m) is based in Khayelitsha, one of SA largest townships. m2m offers an effective, sustainable model of care that provides education and support for pregnant women and new mothers living with HIV/AIDS. For more information visit www.m2m.orhttp://www.m2m.org
Festival of Politics
Annie Lennox attended the Festival of Politics in Scotland to present The SING Campaign and speak about the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Laying of the hands
Annie Lennox unveiled a stone memorial in Edinburgh to honour the city’s links with Nelson Mandela and his fight against HIV/Aids. The stone will bear the works "It’s in our hands to win the fight against HIV" and feature handprints from Ms Lennox and a 15-year-old boy with HIV. The memorial will be sited at the City Chambers on the High Street.