On Saturday, the 14 November in collaboration with Eniwe Children’s Fund, we hosted 26 amazing children from Margaret's House and a small foster home in Vrygond. It was an action packed day and once all the volunteers arrived, our first stop was at Margaret's House, where we were able to meet the boys who would be joining us for the day. Charmaine, a staff member at the home, gave us a history of the organisation and everyone had an opportunity to get to know each other. After each child received their bright and beautiful Sisanda t-shirt, we were off to pick up very sweet and energetic children from a foster home in the Vrygond community.
During the drive, there was lots of excitement on the bus as to what the day’s activities would be and of course, we didn’t disappoint! We started our morning off at the Muizenberg Beach where the children had an opportunity to play in the sand, build castles and swim in the sea! A London-based company, called Harvest, generously donated beautiful beach towels and swimming costumes to each child, so that they could swim in style! That alone was an exciting part of the day. But, even cool dudes and dudettes have to eat at some point! We had a delicious lunch at Rodeo Spur in Claremont, which got us energized for our next activity – RUSH! And what a rush it was! There were trampolines and foam pits and more trampolines and dodge ball and enough excitement to reach the sky – even the volunteers got their heart rates going and loved the experience.
Thank you to everyone involved for making this day a memorable one and a special thanks to our sponsors for their continued support: HCI Foundation, National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), Spur Foundation and Truworths.
Photo credits: Tarryn Opperman and Kara le Roux from The Cape Town School of Photography (CTSP).
Pictures from the day