New York, NY – August 1, 2013 – Ellerman House in Cape Town has announced they will be offering a weekend of unique cultural experiences with a focus on giving back. From October 3-6, 2013 the hotel will host an auction of outstanding South African art, with all proceeds benefitting the ArtAngels fund to support South African educational programs. During this time, 50% of guest room rates will also go to the ArtAngels fund. This exclusive opportunity gives guests of Ellerman House a chance to directly assist in supporting education initiatives while experiencing the best of what the country has to offer.
ArtAngels is an annual charity event benefitting the Click Foundation, an educational program created in response to the education crisis in South Africa. The proceeds of the charity event are used to buy computers and expand the reach of Reading Eggs, a program implemented by the Click Foundation in 2012. Reading Eggs is an online English Literacy program that uses reading games, activities, songs, animations and rewards to create a fun and motivational learning experience. To date, the Click Foundation has partnered with 23 organizations in four provinces, reaching approximately 2,000 children through Reading Eggs.
The weekend will kick off on the Thursday evening with the ArtAngels auction of South African art and party and will be followed by a selection of guided art tours, talks with leading South African artists, wine experiences and more. The package also includes a choice of two tailor-made tours designed specifically by the concierge and management team at Ellerman House. Each tour will provide once in a lifetime moments exclusively available for Ellerman House guests and include a Cape Town Art Tour or a Signature Wine Tour in the famousCape Winelands.
For more information on ArtAngels and the beneficiaries please contact Lindsy Marais at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ellerman House
Ellerman House is an iconic hotel located in Cape Town, South Africa. Ellerman House features one of South Africa’s most impressive private art collections and an award-winning wine list. The hotel consists of 13 bedrooms and a three-bedroom contemporary villa uniquely designed to showcase panoramic ocean views and manicured gardens. Ellerman House is a pristine example of Cape Edwardian architecture blended with understated elegance and modern luxury.www.ellerman.co.za
About Ellerman House Art Angels
Ellerman House ArtAngels was established in 2011 and is an annual charity auction and party for the benefit of the Click Foundation and their implementation partners. The Click Foundation is an educational program in South Africa with the aim to test non-conventional technology & education programs. Founded by the Harris Family, the owners of Ellerman House, the Click Foundation has been established to look at how technology can impact education and to test different educational solutions. Their objective is Innovative Education through Technology, focusing on online educational support.www.clickfoundation.co.za, www.artangelsinitiative.com