Leading South African artists including Norman Catherine, Sam Nhlengethwa and Beezy Bailey join Jonny Wilkinson, Arsenal FC and Aston Martin to design one-off chairs for CHIVA AFRICA Aids Charity Auction at Bonhams in London.
Stunning hand-painted and upholstered one-off chairs by 30 stars, designers, artists and celebrities, will be auctioned online at www.chiva-africa.org/sittingpretty culminating in a live auction at Bonhams in London on March 15th 2016. Funds raised will support the work of CHIVA Africa – a leading AIDS charity focused on improving the lives of children and teenagers living with HIV in South Africa.
The auction will begin online from 26th Feb at www.chiva-africa.org/sittingpretty and conclude at Bonham’s on 15th March. Absentee and remote bidding will be available throughout the live auction on 15th March.
South African Artists/designers in support are:
Beezy Bailey / Jessica Dorrington Collaboration
British Artists/designers supporting this initiative are:
Emma Vicountess Weymouth: of Longleat
Victoria Baker Harber and Mark Francis Vandelli of Made in Chelsea fame
Nicky Clarke and Kelly Simpkin
Dr. Ranj Singh
One of the artists, Norman Catherine, comments: “I am happy to lend my support and my artistic skills to this amazing charity. They do such worthwhile work among children and young people in South Africa who are given a fighting chance of a good life, thanks to them. I do hope you will join in bidding for these wonderful and unique chairs to enable a generation living with HIV to fulfill their potential.”
About CHIVA Africa: In South Africa, hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents are living with HIV. CHIVA Africa sends teams of highly skilled volunteer doctors, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists and dietitians from South Africa and the UK to provide targeted, on-site mentoring, teaching, assessment and quality improvement support to health facilities across South Africa. By sharing their knowledge and experience they greatly increase the impact of local frontline staff help them to achieve their ultimate goal – a long and healthy life for all children and adolescents.
Stephen Harvey, CHIVA Africa’s CEO says: “We work with the South African health facilities, providing on-site mentoring and teaching to improve the skills and knowledge of the local healthcare workers on the frontline of South Africa’s HIV epidemic, supporting their efforts to achieve a long and healthy life for all children and adolescents with HIV.”
For more information, please contact:
Heather Cunningham: SA Artists & Event Team, CHIVA Africa
Mobile: +44 (0) 7833 757643