The S A Guide-Dogs “Starry Night” Ball was held on 12 September 2015, at the spectacular Montecasino Ballroom, Fourways, and managed by Edith Venter (Edith Unlimited). This year, we raised more than R450 000, which will be used to train working dogs.
Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night painting came alive in the ball room through the creative genius behind décor sponsor Gideon’s Flowers and Functions , and guests were treated to a fabulous three-course gastronomic affair thanks to our generous host Montecasino.
Our patrons, the ever-popular South African singer, songwriter and actor, Danny K, and his wife, Lisa Koppel, charmed audiences throughout the night, while comedian Ndumiso Lindi had guests in stitches with his sharp humour. MC Ashley Hayden looked as stunning as ever in her turquoise ball gown. Her longstanding passion for our cause was evident throughout the proceedings. Guests put on their dancing shoes as Doug Ramage (DJ Mellow Yello) spun a variety of records throughout the night.
The sponsorship drive kicked off as the Miss Earth Finalists presented the six puppies – hearts were stolen and wallets opened. Many generous pledges were made on the night, while the silent auction – headed up by electronic auctioneer sponsors Lumi Insight – ensured that everyone could bid on their desired lots.
Thanks also go out to Blond Productions (sound and lighting), Dream Sets (sets), Bushbaby Communication (AV), Môreson Wines, who sponsored the evening’s selection of reds and whites, and to our other very generous sponsors, Estée Lauder, Panorama Media Corp, Bob Martin, African Water Solutions, Oxygen for Life / Cellfood, and The Braaiman, without whom this event would not have been possible.
A big thank you to everyone who dressed up to the nines and made this night such a special experience. Your support will help provide a better future to the differently abled community. We look forward to seeing you again at next year’s Ball!