Singer Joss Stone appointed as ambassador
At the Sentebale Summer Party on 7th May, we were delighted to announce Joss Stone’s appointment as a Sentebale ambassador, joining Nacho Figueras, our first ambassador, world-class polo player and Ralph Lauren model.
Joss Stone commented; “Sentebale makes peoples lives better…it’s all full of goodness and for me to be a part of it and see it growing and the seeds be planted…it’s cool.”
Cathy Ferrier, CEO commented; “It’s wonderful to have Joss on board as an ambassador. She is able to connect with the children through music and singing and is passionate about helping us make a difference to these children’s lives.”
In October 2013, Joss performed for Sentebale at our Forget Me Not Ball in Dubai. Having heard about our work in Lesotho, Joss was keen to see for herself where the money is being spent and the difference we are making to vulnerable children’s lives.
Video below is of Joss’s trip to Lesotho, shown at the Sentebale Summer Party on 7th May 2014.
On 2nd April, stage one of Joss Stone’s Total World Tour kicked off in South Africa. Following a performance in Johannesburg, Joss travelled to Lesotho where she was met by Prince Seeiso and taken to meet and sing for the children at St. Bernadette’s Centre for the blind, a programme visited by Prince Harry on his trip to Lesotho in 2012.
On 7th April, Joss travelled north of Maseru to Phelisanong Children’s Centre that cares for vulnerable children – many whom are orphans, with disabilities and HIV-positive. Following a tour of the centre and spending time with the children, Joss and her band performed an acoustic concert to over 100 children with the Maluti Mountains forming the backdrop. With music being a shared passion, Joss was a big hit with the children.
The visit came to an end on the plot of land at Thaba-Bosiu, considered the ‘birthplace of the nation’ and the site for the new Mamohato Children’s Centre.