We hosted our 6th Annual Women’s Day Celebration on the 9th of August. Our theme was “Women of strength”. The event was supported by 75 of our host parents, volunteers, staff and foster parents.
The guest speaker, Mrs Sandra Fortuin, insightfully talked about how unconditionally our volunteers and host parents love our children. She remarked how special this love is and that they surely will be blessed.
The ladies were wonderfully entertained by 3 talented artists from Pipeline records. Additional entertainment was provided by artists Lauren & friends, Vicky Sias and our staff member Claire Beukes recited a poem encouraging women. Maritza Conradie also shared her challenges in life – challenges that were difficult to face but in the long run have made her stronger than before.
The artists and speakers brought such delightful enjoyment to this special day and everybody left with their spirits lifted. All involved were thanked for their role in the lives of the children at Christine Revell Children’s home.
Each patron left with a goodie bag with items donated by our sponsors:
- Athlone pharmacy
- Old Mutual
- Indigo cosmetics
- Ranger Outback Promotions / Posh promotions
- Cambridge University Press
- Media 24
- Sprint packaging
We were also blessed with a special lunch / snacks thanks to financial donations from Anthea Williams, Welgelegen URC ladies and the ANC Youth League Ward 60. The sound system was sponsored by AV Direct.
It was a memorable Women’s Day 2011 and we thank all those involved in making the day special for all of us and the children.