MONACO, May 16, 2010 / — On the eve of the 68th Grand Prix Monaco, Saturday May 15th, the ‘Signora del Vento’ was docked in the Monte Carlo Harbor hosting the Mandela Day Black Moon Benefit Gala organized by Lancia and under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Continuing its embrace of social causes and initiatives, for 2010, Lancia is supporting the Mandela Day/46664 foundation with the Mandela Day Black Moon Benefit Gala marking the beginning of this close relationship.
On May 15th, in Monte Carlo, on board the ‘Signora del Vento’, sailing under the Lancia flag, the first Black Moon Benefit Gala was held. Planned to be a series of three benefit events organized together by Lancia and Mandela day, the next two Black Moon Benefit Galas will be held on July 18th a special concert in Madrid to celebrate Nelsen Mandela’s birthday and finally during the Venice Film Festival September 1-10th at the Lancia Cafe.
For Saturday’s occasion, a special Lancia Delta Hard Black automobile was signed by all the special guests attending these unique events and the highest donation raised during the events will receive the signed automobile. This will be announced at the Venice Film Festival.
Among the first to sign the automobile on Saturday, May 15th was H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock the ambassadress of the ‘Mandela Day Black Moon Benefit Gala’
“You all know my ties to South Africa and my admiration for Nelson Mandela. The suffering he went through made him a truly un common person and his courage has changed the course of history.
I am proud to support the Mandela Day\46664 foundation tonight and also the following two events in Madrid and Venice this year. I would like these evenings to be marked by solidarity and generosity,” said Ms. Wittstock.
Other signers include Adrien Brody, Julian Lennon, Gerard Butler, Guilio Base, Arturo Artom and Mathieu Flamini, among others.