11-06-2010 01:20 PM CET - Arts & Culture

CONTESA Hong Kong to Host Fund Raising Gala “I Dream of Africa”

Press release from: CONTESA
4th November 2010: CONTESA a UK registered charity that supports Aids orphans in Zambia, is excited and proud to be hosting a prestigious fund raising launch gala “I Dream of Africa” on Saturday 6th November 2010 at the Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong.

The purpose of the Gala is to raise funds and reinforce CONTESA’s mission and vision of building basic shelter to accommodate Aids orphans in Zambia and provide them with at least one basic meal a day by working alongside institutions and volunteers to provide support and education.

This prestigious event will be attended by; Her Excellency Ambassador Madam Joyce Musenge -Zambia Ambassador to China, His Excellency Mr. Anderson Chibwa -Zambia Ambassador to Malaysia and Mrs. Chibwa, Miss Zambia UK Miss Andella Matthews of Perrifield Promotions, Hon. Patron Mr John Grove and Mrs Grove and founder of CONTESA Mrs Esnat Avon.

Carolyn Hopkins, the Chairwoman of CONTESA Hong Kong, explained why this event is so important to the charity, “The purpose of this event is to highlight and create awareness of the suffering of these vulnerable children in Zambia and we are truly honoured to have such public figures attending the event.” She added “We expect to raise sufficient funds which will all be donated and used 100% for the feeding programmes, educational, outreach and building development projects. The gala promises to be an unforgettable and enchanting evening of African Mystique, a truly memorable experience.”

The event has been planned and organised by Silvio Berge and Francis Chiu of Berge Studio Limited. For further information on this truly spectacular event please visit the CONTESA website http://www.contesacharity.co.uk

CONTESA is a UK registered charity (1109311) set up in 2005 by Esnat Avon and her husband Roger. Esnat, was born and raised in Zambia but now lives in the UK. She now devotes much of her time to raising funds for CONTESA and creating awareness of the plight of orphans and disadvantaged children in one of the sub-Saharan countries most devastated by the AIDS epidemic, Zambia. She manages the charity on a daily basis from her home in St. Leonards. One of CONTESA’s pledges is that every penny donated goes directly to the support of the children.

Odini House
17 Boundary Lane
St. Leonards
BH24 2SE

Telephone: 01202 870474
Website: http://www.contesacharity.co.uk
Email: For the UK esnat@contesacharity.co.uk or for Hong Kong carolyn@contesacharity.co.uk
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CONTESACHARITY

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