This past Saturday was a special day for the Women of Valiance (VOW) as they launched their Annual Ladies Luncheon. The event was a classy affair which was held at the beautiful Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey, Milton Keynes, in the United Kingdom.
The event was completely sold out and 190 women attended the launch. All the women who attended the event were dressed to kill with their beautiful and colourful frocks and as for the fascinators, one could could not stop admiring the creativity that went into creating those masterpieces.
VOW, founded by Beritha Muzondo will go down as one of the best well organised Zimbabwean events in the UK. Hosted by fashion journalist, Bren Mupa, the event was graced by women from all walks of life. The women who attended had the same agenda; to have fun, motivate and learn from each other and to raise money to support education in Zimbabwe, and they did just that.
According to the guests at the event, the room was filled with love and the women left the event inspired from the powerful and motivating speeches from the young Sakhile Khanye of Classique Q& A magazine, entrepreneur Hanani Dube of FroSister, Mary Majoni of MTM Accountants, Rumbidzai Bvunzawabaya of RBM Solicitors, Dr Rhoda Molife of Molah Media and Fungai Ndemera a Seven Figure Business Strategist and a closing speech from the founder and organiser of the event, Beritha.
The room was filled with competitiveness with an aim of raising money for education. An auction was held for products donated by sponsors and and in the raffle many women walked away with prices also donated by sponsors. Hazel who walked away with a brand new 40″ Sony TV from ATM Car Hire, was lost for words and all she could say was ” God is good”.
Fashion icon Tsitsi Fred won the bid for a beautiful clutch bag donated by A Woman With No Country formerly known as soon as Vanhu Vamwe. This work of art aroused interest to many ladies in the room and it’s auction went on for a while raising over £700 towards the cause. Table 12 went down as the most competitive table as they bought and most products.
The event was a success as it achieved the main aim. Women came together, they networked, raised several hundreds of pounds and they left motivated and inspired. School stationery was donated. The ladies left the event singing the theme of the event, which was ‘Stop saying, I wish, start saying I will”.
“Even though this was our first event, we exceeded our expectations and we are now challenged to do better next year. I have never been in a room filled with so much love and peace. I would like to thank everyone who attended and donated and all our sponsors. Also a big thank to everyone who supported this project from day one, especially my biggest supporters, my husband Stanley Muzondo and our beautiful daughter Aayeesha.
“The VOW event is a clear sign that as Zimbabweans, when we come together, we can do a lot more”, said Beritha.
“We received sponsorship from many businesses including some from Zimbabwe like Langa Cosmetics and one of our main sponsors HT Logistics.
“Takwana from Senditoo also stopped by, to show the ladies how to download the app and those who downloaded the app on the day were able to send $5 worth of free airtime and they also got a t-shirt. For every download VOW got a donation towards education, from Senditoo,” Beritha said.
Sponsors who helped the event
ATM Car Hire
Anaka Hair Couture
A woman with no country
Any event cakes
Veneka Fashion Accessories
Cakes by Ruva
Destiny Integrated Care
Stella Chinamo photography
Zim Vision Media