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Women’s Day 2018

I matter, you matter, and we all matter – in our denim and diamonds

Christine Revell Children’s home – Women’s Day 2018 honoured the women who volunteer their services at the home – We honoured approx 80 quests on Saturday, 11th August 2018. The Tsogo Sun Cullinan sponsored the breakfast for these women and we are extremely grateful for their commitment. The women from all walks of life, Trustees, management committee members, staff, volunteers and host parents, foster parents and sponsors were invited for this special brunch. The women were dressed for success, in their denim and diamonds and all of them looked stunning.

Financial donations received from Geduld family, Nawal du Toit, Light saver (Pty) Ltd, Maestro’s (Pty) Ltd, Shimmy’s, Loud and Clear, Megara Events and Willoughby was used to purchase some of the give away/ spot prizes, Clicks vouchers, Fruitree drinks and branded keyrings with our theme of  “I matter” which later became – “I matter, You matter, we matter”.

The theme was carried through in testimony by Marelyn Schultz that all of us matters. Marelyn shared that sometimes, we think that we cannot go on anymore, we have to remember that we matter, no matter what others say or do. Our MC, Latasha Storm furthermore carried the theme through her songs honouring the women for their services at CRCH with the children – emphasizing that “they matter” because they make the children feel special. The children “matter” to them and therefore as volunteers and host parents and staff, they spend their time to love and care for our children. Latasha Storm, a Pastor from Delft managed to get the women to believe in themselves and know in their hearts that they matter.

Other Artists who graced us with their talents in song were Vincent Voegt and Aneeshia October.

Besides the Women’s Day committee members, – Anneline, Arlene, Lea, Carmelita, Rayleen, Claudia, Bomkazi, Rosaline, Charmaine P and Alicia who donated in their personal capacities, we also had the following who assisted us in sourcing financial donations and/or gifts for our women’s day goody bags/ prizes: Karryn Cartoulis, Carol Clayton, Deidre Johannes, Candice Rudman, Tracey Heneke/ Chantel Bonzaaier.

Special thanks to all the sponsors of either gifts / items towards the goody bags:

Bargain Books, Truworths H/O, Hyundi Watkins Valuer, Bantry Bay Pharmacy, Athlone Pharmacy, Betterbond Home loans, STBB, Megara Events, Origin Coffee Roasters, Stone heart, Rhoda family, Pretorius family, Hilary’s Mind Body and soul, Satyam Ayurveda, The Sign Hive and RW design.

With the help of all the sponsors, we were able to bless these ladies with some spot prizes and also managed to give each of them a goody bag.

We managed to draw the raffle donated by Protea Hotel in Saldanah – Breakfast for 4 people and the winner was Mrs Merle Stober – no. 25. Congratulations to Mrs Stober.

Last but not least, thanks you to Peter Langeveldt who donated the frame with our Denim and Diamonds dress code, Gavin Jansen for donating the sound and playing the special songs of “shine bright like a diamond- Riyanna” and “Powerful by Alicia Keys” and Stephen Petersen – our photographer. Special thanks to the Tsogo Sun Cullinan Hotel staff who made us feel special and the Chefs who prepared the brunch for our women.

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Children’s rooms beautified

Tia, Tammy and her mom took on the challenge to beautify the bedrooms of the children as part of a school project. Special thanks to Tia and her family for making the children feel special.

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Special time for babies

Special time for babies, supported by members from the community. Babies are really thriving. Thank you ladies.

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Heideveld School Outreach

Heideveld school outreach. The learners from the neighboring school collected food items and donated it to our home. Special thanks to all the learners and teachers who supported this initiative. It is much appreciated. A few of the matriculates dropped off the donation today. 

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10 Years Service Award

Zameka Duka and Gloria Makalima both received their 10 years service award in July and August respectively.

 

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Magic of Madiba

“What counts in Life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others. That will determine the significance of the Life we lead. “ Nelson Mandela – add quote from Madiba and a picture of him with the pictures I will send on some interaction pictures of that day.

To many, the Madiba Magic was captured in his warm smile whenever he encountered people from all walks of life. Everyone grinned as they recall the much-loved memory of Madiba in a brightly-coloured shirt, doing the ‘Madiba Shuffle’.

There are a number of things that made Madiba Magic real, from his ability to treat everyone he met with kindness to the pivotal role he played in setting South Africa free from Apartheid. A great man, he was, and anyone who ever met him will testify with respect that his presence inspired them, as the moments they shared with him remain forever magical.

His legacy lives on and transforms South Africans into “Do good Minions” every year around the 18th July 2018. This week we were blessed with donations of products/ groceries from Sappi & National Security, lunch prepared by the Tsogo Sun Cullinan / Soup for supper from the Westin hotel, group of painters from ‘The Order of St Lazarus and all the groups that came in to physically help care for the children – Red Cross nurses on Monday, Standard Bank on Tuesday and Sappi arranging a fun morning with the children dramatizing a story book on Wednesday.

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