Cirque Joins Forces With Sentebale To Support Young People

Cirque du Soleil, the world’s largest entertainment company, has long been committed to using their unique skills to positively impact people, communities and the planet.

Now, with their touring show TOTEM, they are joining forces with Sentebale, the charity co- founded by The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso, to positively transform the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable children. On the 16th of January, for the premiere of the show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the two organisations will team-up to produce a spectacular night of entertainment with the aim of raising both awareness and funds for the charity’s life-changing work addressing the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.

The evening will mark the second event in a series of ‘Sentebale Nights’, building on the success of the charity’s first production; a partnership with Cameron Mackintosh Productions in August with the hit musical HAMILTON, which was attended by both The Duke and Duchess of Sussex amongst other VIP guests and longstanding Sentebale supporters.

Founded in 2006, Sentebale helps the most vulnerable children in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi – the victims of extreme poverty and the HIV/AIDS epidemic – get the support, tools and education they need to lead long, healthy and productive lives.

Johnny Hornby, Chairman of Sentebale, said: “At Sentebale, a large part of our educational work with children and adolescents has focussed around engaging them through play, entertainment and music. We’re very grateful to everyone at Cirque du Soleil, for giving us the opportunity to shine a light on the work that Sentebale does to help children and young adults affected by HIV to live happy, healthy and productive lives.”

{ SOURCE: Broadway World }