HospiceWits Night with the Stars brings fashion, celebs and top SA designers straight to your lounge

HospiceWits’ annual Night with the Stars event has become one of the country’s premier fashion fundraising events over the past six years, inviting South Africa’s top celebrities, media personalities and designers to a runway dedicated to goodwill, and raising funds HospiceWits critically needs to continue doing its important work.

While the who’s who in South African fashion and entertainment won’t be able to grace the catwalk this year, HospiceWits Night with the Stars 2020 brings them straight to the public’s living rooms with the online Lounge Edition, set to take place on Instagram on 28 July from 18:00 to 22:00.

The coronavirus outbreak has affected HospiceWits quite dramatically, particularly in its ability to raise funds through Events.
The NWTS2020 Lounge Edition looks to build on the traditions of years past with the help of a star-studded list of local celebs and top SA designers, who have again kindly agreed to lend their voice and influence in order to help HospiceWits garner donations.

Local divas Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Judith Sephuma are among more than 80 public figures that have confirmed their participation, as is South African fashion royalty Gert-Johan Coetzee and former Miss SA, Cindy Nell-Roberts. HospiceWits is also thrilled to announce that international songstress Judy Cheeks, as well as Marcia Barret of the iconic group Boney M. will also be lending a hand in the fundraising efforts.

Presented by Umzingeli Productions and About Entertainment, the HospiceWits Night with the Stars Lounge Edition will highlight the work of the organisation, whilst increasing awareness surrounding the needs of people living with life-limiting illnesses. Additionally, the event will let the spotlight fall on the local entertainment industry, which has also been dealt immense blows by Covid-19.

How to tune in

You can follow the HospiceWits Night with the Stars Lounge Edition by logging into Instagram on 28 July between 18:00 and 22:00, and following the participating stars. Expect a look back at all the lustre and glamour of previous Night with the Stars events, as celebrities and fashion icons come together to make an impassioned plea for funds. If you aren’t able to follow the stars online on the day, you can make a donation to HospiceWits here at any time.

All proceeds will go to this non-profit organisation, and will ensure that HospiceWits has all the equipment, manpower and PPE to weather this storm, while continuing to provide vital home-based and in-patient end-of-life care and support to terminal patients and their families.

As HospiceWits is entirely reliant among the support of the public and corporate sponsors, please be assured every rand you donate will make a real difference.