by Stanley Azuakola
Cancer awareness would be the focus of the next edition of Charity Lounge International titled Charity Lounge 3.0 which has been scheduled for October 2012. Already, organisers of the event, Creative Five World, are getting the word out and making adequate preparations to ensure that the event is a success.
Apart from highlighting and raising awareness on cancer, Charity Lounge 3.0 would also be held in commemoration of Nigeria’s 52nd Independence Anniversary.
The last edition of Charity Lounge International themed An Afternoon of Heroes Induction held on Thursday, 12th of July at Terra Kulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. That edition was dedicated to Autism Awareness, as well as acknowledging change agents who have supported the cause of those living with autism.
Those honoured at the event included Stella Damasus, Gerald Azonobo, 2face Idibia, Funmi Iyanda, Julius Agwu, Bake for change, The Future Project,Lamboginny say no to crime, Save Laura Campaign and Kuth Foundation.
Nollywood actor, Joseph Benjamin and filmmaker, Dotun Taylor, were the comperes for the event, and they acquitted themselves well. Some dignitaries at the event include Jide Ologun, Chairman NIPR, Eni Balogun of Lise Beauty, Bolanle Austeen Peters of Terra Kulture, Juliet Esiri, Directors of the Lagos Cheshire Home, Korede Bello, and Lolo & Ogbolor of Wazobia FM.
Commenting on the event, the executive director, Creative Five World, Chaste Inegbedion said that: “We are excited that the turnout was impressive and the Awareness of the First Autism Film in Nigeria was a plus to our credibility to secure sponsorships for charity homes and to raise role models as advocates for more charitable projects, which is the essence of the Charity Lounge International and we are at all times proud of our heroes, both the individuals and initiatives we encompass.”
The event was proudly supported by Ovation International, Promasidor, Supermom Reality Show, Ali Baba, Darlington Abuda, Zapphaire Event, Beauty Overdose Magazine, TT Dalk, Okechukwu Ofili, Lara Tiamiyu, Terra Kulture, Mass Media Partners, DJ Sose, Abosede, Bayo Omoboriowo Photography, Laphy Photography, Patrick Speech and Language Centre as well as Public Spirited Individuals and the Media.
The countdown is now on for the October edition – Charity Lounge 3.0.