Prince Harry will attend a charity dinner in Dubai on october 7 to raise money to build a children’s centre in Lesotho, it was announced on Wednesday.
The UK royal will be a guest at a fundraising ‘Forget Me Not’ dinner at the JW Marriott Marquis for his charity Sentebale and the work it does in Africa.
The dinner will raise money to help build Sentebale’s Mamohato Children’s Centre of Excellence in Lesotho, where children can take part in the Mamohato programme that addresses their emotional and psychological needs.
The new building also marks the beginning of Sentebale’s plans to expand in Lesotho and across southern Africa.
Sentebale is partnering with the Al Jalila Foundation, a not-for-profit healthcare organisation, established by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai, to raise money for the project, the charity said in a statement.
Raja Al Gurg, member of board of trustees and chairperson of board of directors of Al Jalila Foundation, said: “As a global healthcare foundation dedicated to transforming lives, we consider it a privilege to be able to support the children of Lesotho to lead healthy and productive lives. We are extremely proud to support Sentebale in its mission and look forward to a long term partnership.”
Cathy Ferrier, CEO at Sentebale added: “We are delighted to be holding the Sentebale Forget-Me-Not Dinner in Dubai. It comes near the end of a busy year of fundraising, which will help us reach our goal of building the Mamohato Children’s Centre.
“We have generated support from all over the world and hope our guests in Dubai will feel that they too want to be a part of changing the lives of thousands of HIV-positive children across Lesotho.”