What do Gill Marcus, Big Shoes and ten Joburg women have in common?
One of the things we love about living in Joburg is how the city’s people pull together when there’s something to be done. The ten friends of Third Thursday do just that – every year, they organize a fund raising event for a Joburg charity that really needs some help. And this year, they’ve roped Governor of the Reserve Bank Gill Marcus in to help them raise funds for the children supported by The Big Shoes Foundation.
How is this remarkable collection of women raising money this year? They’re hosting a dinner at the Indaba Hotel, where Ms Marcus will be speaking about the big shoes she’s had to fill in her long and illustrious career in politics and business. A three-course dinner is included in the price, along with the chance to win all sorts of lovely goodies. The Third Thursday ladies have themselves a bit of a reputation for giving, and they always work hard to source sponsored gifts to make their guests feel special.
There will be some amazing items up for auction on the night, including a getaway to the fabulous Lion Sands resort worth more than R20 000, an Eliza Kentridge original, signed limited edition Zapiro cartoons, and original photographs by students at the Market Theatre Photo Workshop. There will also be prizes for the lady and the gent wearing the most funky shoes.
Date: Wednesday, 13th October 2010
Venue: Indaba Hotel, Fourways
Cost: R500 per person
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