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Fundraiser for Abaphumeleli: Place of Safety
by Tony Stewart on October 12th, 2011

By Tony Stewart
WFC Southern Africa Director

On the 8th of October 2011, the day dawned for World for Christ’s first ever fundraiser: a kite flying event for Abaphumeleli Place of Safety in Khayelitsha at Rendevouz, Zandvlei.

Once at Zandvlei, there was a hive of activity where jumping castles were being put up, sound systems blaring away, and the lovely smell of food to tickle the taste buds. But the most important ingredient for this whole event were the children from Abaphumeleli. When they arrived, they immediately started running around and loving the freedom after been cooped in a small home and began playing WWE-style wrestling in the jumping castle. Then, what we all had been waiting for, the wind , which Cape Town is known for, finally arrived and with great excitement and shouts of glee the kites were put together. In no time the sky was a sea of colour and different shapes and sizes. It is also amazing to see what a kite can do to an adult as they were having just as much fun as the kids.

People mingled around, chatted, ate, laughed, and played with the children. There was a lucky draw with great prizes won and everyone was having so much fun. The children then entertained us with an amazing dance which ended up having most of us dancing as well. The joy and smiles on the faces of the children was worth more than any money raised on the day.

And like all good things, the day unfortunately had to come to an end. The place was cleaned up and as the children were taken back home, they fell asleep in the vehicles from exhaustion. Even Evelyn, the amazing lady who looks after all these children, started to doze off. Truly a great fun day was had by all.

All proceeds that were made went directly to Abaphumeleli to provide new flooring for their kitchen and living room that was badly damaged. It is a great honour to be able to partner with these children and show them that God loves them and that He has a purpose for their lives and to give them a hope for their future.

This event would not have been a success had it not been for the hard work and dedication put in by Ronel Prinsloo, our Marketing and Event Coordinator, who worked tirelessly to ensure that all went well. It was an amazing event and thanks to all who sponsored, supported and prayed for the event. It was really and truly appreciated.

Here’s looking forward to the next exciting myCapeTown event as we continue to make a difference in our community!

Posted in myCapeTown Events    Tagged with myCapeTown, Cape Town, South Africa, Abaphumeleli


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