A Gauteng-based charity supporting and uplifting people and communities in need received a financial boost through an LGBTI fundraising initiative in Johannesburg.
Representatives from PandaCrew attended the latest Conversations Johannesburg event at Crowne Plaza Johannesburg in Rosebank to take receipt of a cheque for R25 303.00. Conversations Johannesburg, launched in November 2014, is a monthly networking event for gay and lesbian professionals living and working in and around the City of Gold. To date, there have been twenty-one highly successful events hosted in upmarket hotels and bars stretching from Bryanston to Braamfontein. Conversations launched in Cape Town in October 2013.
As well as facilitating face-to-face conversations between gay and lesbian professionals, be it for business or social networking purposes, Conversations is also socially responsible by raising money for and awareness of local charities. The money raised for PandaCrew partly came from the door charge paid by the attendees at the events from July 2015 to June 2016. The R25 303 also includes generous donation of R5 500 from the Cosmetic and Dental Emporium.
PandaCrew, launched in late 2014, aims to make a positive difference in people’s lives by helping out in whatever way they can wherever they see a need for some form of assistance.