Prince Harry attends Stories of Hope Exhibition
Sentebale’s founding patron, Prince Harry attended the Sentebale – Stories of Hope exhibition held last night at Getty Images Gallery.
The exhibition is now on display and open to the public until 10 August with free admission. Sentebale supporters, old and new, visited the photography exhibition by Getty Images’ award-winning Royal photographer, Chris Jackson, showcasing the work of the charity in helping the vulnerable children of Lesotho. The exhibition, curated by Getty Images Gallery, Sentebale and Chris Jackson displays both the hardship faced by vulnerable children of Lesotho and the awe-inspiring difference Sentebale is making to their lives.
Prince Harry was given a tour of the exhibition by Chris Jackson where they discussed the stories behind the individual shots, before delivering an emotive speech around the impact the loss of one, or both, parents has on a child.
Other highlights of the evening included the unveiling of a limited edition collection of scarves by Lily and Lionel. The scarves are inspired by designs found on Lesotho’s national costume – the Basotho blanket. The Kobo scarf (Kobo means blanket in Sesotho) is available in two colours: Kobo Earth and Kobo Water. Retailing at £180 each, 75 per cent of the sale price is being donated to Sentebale. This is enough to send 28 HIV-positive children to a network club in their local district allowing them to connect with other HIV-positive children and receive the necessary emotional and psychological supported needed to stay adherent to their antiretroviral treatment. These scarves are now available online at www.lilyandlionel.co.uk.
Additionally, guests were invited to purchase prints from the exhibition, starting at £220, with 50 per cent of the sale price (excluding VAT) going to Sentebale. These are available by contacting the Getty Images Gallery on (020) 7291 5380.
Commenting on the exhibition, Getty Images co-founder and CEO, Jonathan Klein said: “At Getty Images, we believe in the power of images to effect change. I am personally deeply engaged in the global effort to defeat the HIV/AIDS pandemic and, as someone from Southern Africa, I am heartened by Sentebale’s commitment to improve the lives of children in Lesotho who are affected by HIV/AIDS. Getty Images is pleased, honoured and proud to help increase awareness and support for the organisation’s work.”
Cathy Ferrier, Sentebale CEO said: “We are proud and hugely grateful to have the opportunity to work with Getty Images Gallery and talented photographer, Chris Jackson. We hope many people will visit the Sentebale – Stories of Hope exhibition over the next few weeks to see for themselves the big difference Sentebale is making to the children of Lesotho.”
The Getty Images Gallery is situated in central London, just a few hundred metres from Oxford Circus. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-5.30pm and Saturday 12pm-5.30pm.