On Saturday, 27 October 2018, the Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo, presented by black® (in association with Whirlpool), hosted its fourth consecutive fundraising event at the prestigious Inanda Club in Sandton.

The “Pink Fire” themed event, co-ordinated by Edith Venter Promotions in support of Reach for Recovery’s Ditto Project, brought together like-minded individuals who support social causes as well as South Africa’s A-listers and influencers to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.

The event was a day of glamour and goodwill where guests were spoilt for choice with incredible entertainment, gourmet food, high-fashion, pampering, luxury shopping, and sportsmanship, all set against the backdrop of an energetic polo match.

A refreshing glass of Gorgeous bubbles welcomed guests, followed by a decadent high tea served with all the trimmings, boasting flavours that catered to all palates.

Guests could relax and enjoy a pampering session at the salon with hair, make-up and nails sponsored by international brands Clarins and SOHO or enjoy retail therapy via the upmarket pop-up stores.

A spectacular fashion show, co-ordinated by Diane Paris, took place between special performances from talented South African artists, Unathi Nkayi and Kwesta.

“Breast cancer is a very serious diagnosis predominately amongst women, and as a female, I support an initiative that empowers women as well as raise awareness for breast cancer. Thanks to Reach for Recovery and Playing for Pink for giving South African women a second chance,” enthused singer and TV presenter, Unathi Nkayi.

Team SA  black® (Emily Crowe, Jo Spilsbury, Jocelyn Spilsbury and Tom de Bruin) challenged Team Africa  Whirlpool (Neku Atowadi, Louisa Evans, Pammela Greenshields and Gareth Evans) in the polo match. The winning team Whirlpool, scoring five goals to four after a seventh, extra-time chukka, was awarded the trophy by Miss South Africa 2018, Tamaryn Green.

“We are extremely happy to have been part of such an impactful event that celebrates women and raises awareness on breast cancer. We will continue to partner with Playing for Pink and provide support to thousands of women who have survived cancer or have sons, husbands and brothers who are diagnosed. This is our way of manifesting a new tomorrow and as a first step we encourage everyone to get tested regularly”, said Surie Ramasary Chief Executive black®.

Edith Venter, CEO of Edith Venter Promotions concluded, “We would like to thank everyone who supported this special cause and made generous contributions. The proceeds will be donated to Reach for Recovery for its Ditto Project. This day would not have been possible without the incredible support of our sponsors black®, Whirlpool, Clarins and Soho.”

For more information about The Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational Polo 2018 visit the social media platforms below:

Facebook: @PlayingforPinkSA

Instagram: @playing4pinksa

About black®

black® is an innovative 360 degree-entertainment offering that is flexible, affordable and brings everything together in one place. Offering live television, movies and series on-demand, gaming, bookings and a host of other services. black® aims to bring content inclusion and relevant content to the South African consumer. With up to 5000 movies, series, music and documentaries; and more than 60 live TV channels, including the top five European football club TV channels, (MANU TV, BARCA TV, LIVERPOOL TV, CHELSEA TV and REAL MADRID TV) customers will have access to both top international content, as well as, relevant local entertainment.

black® is being brought to consumers as a new separate division within Cell C which is focused on delivering entertainment and content. However, black® is available to any consumer on any network in SA from as little as R5 a day.

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