ICAP Charity Day supports Sentebale’s expansion
On Wednesday 7th December 2016, Sentebale’s Founding Patron, Prince Harry will attend ICAP’s 24th annual Charity Day.
The annual fundraising event sees ICAP donate all revenues and commissions on one day a year to a select group of charities around the world to provide them with a sizeable contribution to fund much-needed projects and initiatives. Among the charity beneficiaries, ICAP will make a donation to Sentebale.
Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso founded Sentebale in 2006, to provide care, support and education to Lesotho’s most vulnerable children, many who are victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The charity’s flagship programme is delivering psychosocial support to adolescents living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana, and adolescent-friendly services to ensure more young people know and maintain their HIV status and can lead healthy productive lives.
ICAP is a loyal supporter of Sentebale, funding the ICAP Get Well Centre at the Mamohato Children’s Centre – the first purpose-built camp of its kind in southern Africa – and now the home to Sentebale’s operations in Lesotho, which opened in November last year. The centre is a facility that underpins all of the charity’s work and has been critical in enabling Sentebale to support many more children living with HIV. In the last year alone, Sentebale doubled the number of HIV-positive children and adolescents who received psychosocial support at the five-day residential camp. Additionally, the charity hosted a range of workshops and conferences, including the Youth AIDS Conference in August where young people affected by HIV and AIDS were given the opportunity to be heard and have open dialogue with decision makers on how best they can be helped in the HIV/AIDS response.
At this year’s ICAP Charity Day, Prince Harry will be taken on a tour of the ICAP offices where he will meet ICAP brokers dealing across a range of asset classes. Under the guidance of the brokers, His Royal Highness will speak to a number of ICAP clients to ‘close’ deals over the telephone. Along the way, Prince Harry will also meet Sentebale representatives and ambassadors taking part in a number of Charity Day activities.
ICAP’s donation to Sentebale will support the charity’s monthly network clubs in Botswana giving children and adolescents living with HIV the knowledge and tools they need to live physically and emotionally healthy lives.
Sentebale with partners is holding the first weeks of camp in Botswana beginning on the 27th November, aiming to reach 150 children and adolescents.