Host a Dinner of Hope this World AIDS Day

I don't normally put press releases on my site, but I feel that this is for a good cause. The 1st of December is World Aids day and as a South African, I feel it is something very important. There are so many people that need our help, and if those who have the means can do something about it, then why not. You can make a difference just by having a party with your friends. It can be anything really, what really matters is that it is for a great cause. Take a look at the press release below.

Johannesburg November 2013 – This year, join celebrity chef Tiron Eloff and Edith Venter in commemorating World AIDS Day through the simple enjoyment of sharing a meal with friends, colleagues and loved ones. This World AIDS Day, make a difference to children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in South Africa by hosting a dinner or cocktail party over the weekend of the 1stDecember. One night of delicious food and great company can make a big difference to the many of thousands of affected children supported by Starfish.

The World AIDS Day Dinner of Hope drive encourages all South Africans to make a small difference through the simple enjoyment of spending quality time with good friends and food. Host the dinner at home, book a restaurant, spice up your book club or get out into the open and have a picnic. Help make a difference and encourage your guests to make a contribution to Starfish, one that suits their pockets as no pledge is too small.

Masterchef SA finalist Tiron Eloff and celebrity Edith Venter have pledged their support and will be hosting their own Dinner of Hope for Starfish on World AIDS Day. Starfish encourages all South Africans to follow their lead and gather in the name of hope this year.“I believe food is something that brings us together. Although our tastes and circumstances may differ, it is a common thread. Working with Starfish Greathearts Foundation’s Dinner of Hope campaign brings two of my passions together; food and helping those less fortunate. Hope only exists if others give it and I am fortunate enough to help - I’m hosting a Dinner of Hope to make a difference,” says Tiron Eloff.

Hosting a Dinner of Hope is as easy as registering your support on their fundraising page at for easy payment and hassle free collection. Upon registration, all hosts will receive a host pack courtesy of Starfish which will guide you through the seamless process of making a difference. “Our belief is that every little bit helps and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to make a difference. Prospective hosts can log onto our website or our facebook page to find out more. ,” says Lorin Edgar of Starfish.

Starfish supports over 22,000 young children affected by HIV/AIDS across South Africa through its global network of offices in South Africa, the USA, Canada and the UK. Starfish's vision is that every child affected by HIV and poverty across southern Africa receives life, hope and opportunity. Starfish works towards this goal by building the capacity of local communities to provide quality care to children.

“To continue to change lives and make an impact, we need the help of all South Africans. We are truly excited to have celebrities such as Tiron and Edith on board, and we encourage everyone to take their lead and host their own Dinner of Hope this year,” concluded Edgar.

To get more info on how to take make a difference this World AIDS Day, email or message Starfish to receive your host pack and find out more info on our payment app.

Or tweet us on @starfishcharity and include #DinnerOfHope

For more information or details go to or contact

Lorin Edgar on (082) 7713136

Get social at Follow @starfishcharity.

Get involved, I think it is our duty as South Africans to do what we can for those in need.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there,

    Thanks for the post! We are running the campaign again this year to commemorate World AIDs Day and it would be great if you could support again in the awareness of the drive.

    Lorin Edgar
    Starfish Greathearts Foundation