I have so many amazing memories of the day (that I will cherish)!
- Robyn Watters (volunteer)

Event details

03 March 2018

08:00 - 16:00

Ratanga Junction

iKhaya le Themba, Hout Bay

Ratanga Junction

On Saturday, 3 March we hosted 33 boys and girls from Ikhaya LeThemba in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay. We were extremely fortunate to be able to host this Fun Day, all thanks to the the wonderful team at Ratanga Junction supported by O'Brien Recruitment.

When the Golden Arrow bus arrived (driven by our favourite driver, Peter) the excitement was noticeable and the children danced and sang throughout the journey to Ratanga. They were accompanied by 17 volunteers, who were equally excited and brought a lot of love and energy to the day! On arrival, the children were paired up with their volunteers, wrist bands were on and off they went for a full three-hour adventure marathon within Ratanga Junction!

By the time lunch time arrived, both volunteers and children had worked up quite the appetite and we were very excited to be hosted by Veronique and her team at Utah Spur once again. As always, we were all made to feel like 'Big Chiefs' and the food certainly hit the spot!

We were joined by two new volunteers, Earl and Tshepo, who were absolute volunteering naturals! Our long-standing volunteers who joined us on the day were amazing as always and we always feel very proud to have such a loving and caring Sisanda family. Our volunteer of the day was Ellarine from O'Brien Recruitment, who wore the biggest smile throughout the day and engaged so well with both the volunteers and children.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this day so special and an even bigger THANK YOU to our sponsors for their continued support:

O'Brien Recruitment for arranging the tickets to Ratanga junction - what an absolute treat!

HCI Foundation for providing the means to get us to where we need to be.

The Spur Foundation for nurturing our bodies and providing us with a delicious meal.

Truworths for making our bright and beautiful t-shirts and further enabling us to do the work we do.

The National Lottery Committee for assisting us with additional food and water for the day. The NLC relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The intention of NLC funding is to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa's development.

Pictures from the day