I wanted to quickly share with you some exciting news…
I’m hoping some of you watched BBC World News and caught my interview last night! I went on the “Focus on Africa” segment and was interviewed by my fellow Ghanaian, the very talented Komla Dumor. I had the opportunity to talk about my charity, businesses and my life as a footballer’s wife. It was an amazing experience and I loved every minute of being in the studio. It was fascinating to see how the production team put together a show like that – it was so fast paced and there is so much for the presenter to manage, but Komla made it look effortless! He is the perfect anchor for the show. The interview seemed to fly by, but I got a chance to talk about my charity and to show people a glimpse of the real me.
I’m so delighted to announce that next month I am hosting a charity Gala dinner in Milan with all my friends, family and business associates from the world of sport, film and entertainment to raise funds for the Menaye Charity Organisation. I’m so thankful for all the support from my husband’s team AC Milan who have permitted me to collaborate with the Milan Foundation.
The Gala is being held at the Versace Theatre in Milan and I hope it’s going to be a great night of entertainment to raise money for a fantastic cause. We have Italy’s most famous TV presenter Gerry Scotti hosting the evening, with performances from surprise international music artists and special guests.
As well as having lots of fun, the most important thing is that we will be raising funds through sponsorships, a charity auction and donations on the night for the Menaye Charity Organisation. The money raised will be going towards some of the great projects I have planned for the Menaye School of Hope, including providing school buses, expanding the school, updating the furniture in the classrooms, providing food for the kids and broadening what we can offer at the school in terms of extra-curricular activities such as sport and arts.
This event started as a dream so long ago and has taken many months of planning and organising. I’m so excited it’s now a reality, and feel truly blessed at the support we are receiving. Every time I visit my school I get so inspired when I see the impact it is having on the children’s lives. I have always been taught that education is the most important gift you can give, because no one can ever take it away from you, and I know that we are giving these children the opportunity to go on and achieve great things. I am extremely excited about everyone coming together to support a great cause and to help raise awareness.
Watch this space for more news and details about the event over the next couple of weeks!
Love Menaye xxx