OMG! what a really cool week I have just had!!
On Wednesday morning I flew into London and had a lot of business meetings to catch up on with all the projects I have coming up, but the afternoon was what really made it special. I had better give you the backgrounds info first though! Sulley and I have been sponsoring an after school football club for 8-10year olds in London working with an amazing charity; The Kids Company. They do fantastic work providing practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children and their Tree House initiative is a really special project which picks the kids up from school in a minibus, takes them to do fun sports activities and then takes them back to the Tree House centre for dinner. We are so honoured to be part of such a fantastic life changing scheme and on Wednesday afternoon I got the chance to go along to the football club and meet all the kids taking part. They were adorable and so funny and full of life, asking me hilarious “grown-up” questions throughout the session! Sulley was so disappointed he couldn’t make the trip because of his injury, but he gave me kids AC Milan kit to give to the little boys and sent a video message to them showing his support.
On Thursday night I attended the Ubuntu charity gala, which was raising money to support education for kids in South Africa – a cause very close to my heart with my own charity focusing on the same goal. It was an amazing event with some really great personalities including Beverly Knight who performed a few of her hits. Sulley and I contributed to the event with his signed AC Milan jersey which helped to raise £9,000–I was very proud of that!
My weekend was dedicated to finding dresses for the Cannes film festival and I must admit it was extremely tiring! Luckily for me, my friend Banke who is the owner of a Luxury Goods Concierge Company- Enmarcha came to my rescue to assist. We found 2 show stopper outfits (which I will reveal the designer later on) for the red carpet premiere of “On The Road” and The Chopard After Party. So let’s just say am all set!
I promise to keep you posted and let you all know how my trip to Cannes goes!
Love Menaye xxx