It is with great pleasure that I break through all the strategic goals of UNAIDS to add a small little blog about the Ball of HOPE 2011.
It was marvelous: the Brookly Holy Cross Senior Choir and the Dance Group kept the audience focused through the whole entertainment programme and when do you see standing ovations after the second song… Well done!!! Minister Winde and Consul General of Switzerland, Irene Flueckiger gave brief speeches but with contents to reflect on and Adolf Thelen and Band played in the usual professional and excellent manner. Raffle Tickets, the tribute to late Brian Sharkey,the Catholic Men’s Society Milnerton/Brooklyn with their ongoing support – all facets of life where present, not to forget all HOPE Cape Town employees in beautiful dresses, donated by Monika and Bernd Rosenkranz.
All in all an evening where I really only had to set the tone with my welcome speech, but otherwise to enjoy, communicate, liaise, network – thanks specially to my cooperation partner Anja Tambusso Ferraz who, together with Petra Reichwein, did most of the preparations as I was overseas.
It was indeed an evening of HOPE for those less fortune and those fortune had a ball of a lifetime. So everybody should be happy. The organisers are and say thank you to all our faithful supporters.