THE Africaid Trust-Whizzkids United Health Academy will host its first World Aids Gala Day on November 30 to raise funds for young people who live with HIV and Aids. The proceeds from the donations will go towards the children’s Christmas gifts and food parcels in order for them to have a good Christmas lunch or dinner like any other child.The gala will be held at the Whizzkids United premises at Lot 89, Selby Msimang Road, Edendale Hospital in Pietermaritzburg.Whizzkids is a non-profit organisation (NPO) that is dedicated to helping young people to live healthier through the services they provide, such as HIV testing and counselling. “The gala is an exciting event that brings together people in our community who genuinely want to make a difference, by raising funds for our young beneficiaries that live with HIV and Aids,” said one of the organisers, Ndumiso Gwala. Senior Counsellor Hlengiwe added: “There has never been a more important time to support our young people and through this event we want these young people to feel loved and appreciated, instead of focusing on high profile people.”Whizzkids United takes this opportunity to honour and pay tribute by organising a unique World Aids Day event of a high calibre that will include various activities, such as live performances, including poetry by Naledi from Imbenge Yamasiko, music by Thokozani Mbuyase from Mazibuye Root of Africa as well as Nelisiwe Dlamini, who in 2015 was the first female winner of I want to Sing Gospel.Our guest speakers will include Dr Zweli Mkhize’s wife, Dr May Mkhize, who is a board member of the South African Women Entrepreneurs’ Network, as well as the Targeted Aids Intervention, and is a trustee of the Batho Trust. She is currently self-employed as a farmer of sugar cane and livestock. She holds degrees in Medicine and Surgery. Another guest will be Mbali Gwacela, who is a lecturer, PhD candidate as well as food security specialist and food systems analyst; as well as a movie star, Khwezi from iZulu Lami. The event will be supported by uMgungundlovu FM. In making this possible for our beneficiaries, we would like to ask for a contribution of R200 per person attending the event. To become a sponsor, kindly contact Gwala at 081 310 0188 and for more information contact our public relations officer, Thobani Mbatha, at 073 854 3656. — Supplied.