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Monday 5th September 2011, New York.
We did a half time runner from Phantom of the Opera and started searching for a rooftop bar, where I planned to ask Nandi to take part in Wearelucky. We headed for The Standard Hotel and walked straight into some kind of swinger's club. All sorts of stuff was going on in the pool. We stuck around for a glass of Champagne as I tried to work out whether we'd gatecrashed a private party but it soon became clear that it was a free-for-all and we were way over-dressed.
We left and bought our way onto a roped-off table on the roof of the Gansevoort, where Nandi – with very little fuss – agreed to take part in Wearelucky.
Questions & Answers
1. What were your first thoughts when propositioned with Wearelucky?
I thought it was a great idea. I live in South Africa and there are so many people that need help. This amount of money can make a big difference to someone's life.
2. What have you decided to do with the money?
There's a lady I know – she cleans my apartment – I want to help put her grandson though high school. She is such an amazing women and works very hard to support her daughter and grandson, but her financial situation is very tight.
3. How did it make you feel?
It makes me feel amazing. She started crying with joy and blessed me for about 10 minutes. It was such an emotional experience.