Pam Golding Properties “Blankie” Drive

78 blankies for kids at Disney Creche in Sea Vista

Article published on Facebook by Jane Arderne!

“Yesterday we handed out 78 blankies to Disney Creche in Sea Vista. Pam Golding Properties and I would like to thank our dear friends who gave so much time, creativity and love to this project “67 BLANKIES FOR MADIBA’!

We have hundreds more squares and more wool to keep this project going so anyone who has a passion for knitting and time, please help us to keep going! The need never goes away for warmth and comfort.

The ladies who have gone beyond the call of a “few squares”, and who have knitted hundreds, we owe our massive gratitude to, are Jean Hempel and her East London friends for their many, many gorgeous finished blankets; Ilse Helene Beer in Humansdorp for her beautiful creative squares and to Jancke Beer for helping co-ordinate this project with the assistance of Magory Lippert; Granny Jess Van Niekerk and the ladies of Constantia Village in Cape Town for their hundreds of squares; local crochet whizz Vanessa Jonsson for helping me to put the blankets together; Sheila Douglas, mum of Dot Stuart-White, for their blankets and squares;

And the following friends from SFB, JHB, CT – Jane Osborne, Janet Voerman, Joan Anderson, Carmen Stevens, Lynne Medley, Cathryn Hempel, (for her squares and inspiring me to follow the Talhado blanket drive), Fiona Watts; Kate Bendeman and her granny; Clairwen Praetorius and her mum, Lynne Campbell; Leandie Terblanche; Lindsay Groom, Anne Kleu and Liz Holmes for their lovely finished blankies; Grace Kennedy for her supply of yarn;

Carmen Purdy for her squares and finished blanket and her helper Anna for hers; Vicky Peinke, Annie Eales (for keeping the Cape Town grannies with a good supply of yarn, and for her squares);

Jeanine Arderne and Matt Arderne (for his few rows and learning to knit) and Richard Arderne for a few holes in my knitting!

Thank you to everyone and if your name, for some reason isn’t on the list, we thank you too.”

Dune Ridge Wine Festival

Don’t miss the first Dune Ridge Wine Festival this Saturday

This Saturday, the 25th November, will see the first Dune Ridge Wine Festival being held – a wonderful day out for friends and family that promises to be the event of the season.

Tickets for the event, being held in aid of St Francis Animal Rescue, and hosted by Dune Ridge Country House, will cost R180 entrance for adults, which includes a wine tasting, and R40 for under 18s and children, which includes popcorn and juice.

To avoid disappointment, buying tickets in advance is advisable, and this can be done at Toffee and Kouga Print in the village, as well as at Dune Ridge and directly from Kym Argo. There will also be tickets on sale at the door.

Organisers Kym Argo and Sarah Swanepoel have brought some exciting wine estates on board, including Antonij Rupert, Gabrielskloof, Blaauwklippen and Rhebokskloof. For gin lovers, Tripple Three and Fitch & Leeds Gin Bar, will offer tastings during the afternoon.

Dune Ridge will also have a selection of delicious picnic platters available, a cheese option and a gourmet option, for R80 and R100 respectively. Popcorn and juice will also be available for sale on the day.

Kym and Sarah say this event is the ideal way to kick off the festive season, and get in the holiday mood. “A glass of wine, a craft G&T, a runny brie, some live music, and relaxing with family and friends on the lawn – what’s not to love?”

Saturday’s event will be the first in series of festivals and events, Kym and Sarah have exciting plans in place for a magnificent winter event.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to a cause close to many residents’ hearts – St Francis Animal Rescue. “This will ensure that our four-legged friends have a happy Christmas and New Year too,” they add.

Susan Rae Fox, who head’s up St Francis Animal Rescue, says: “St Francis Animal Rescue has been very active in terms of fund-raising this year and we are so thankful for the generous support we’ve received from all  animal lovers who help us improve the quality of lives of dogs and cats living in the community of Sea Vista.”

She says that all funds raised from the festival, as with all donations the organisation receives, will be used to drive its ‘Open Your Eyes & Sterilise’ campaign, which aims to spay and neuter Sea Vista pets to reduce puppy and kitten populations, and prevent the cruelty and neglect that often stems from overbreeding.

“This year, thanks to the kindness of friends and followers, we’ve been able to sterilise 179 Sea Vista cats and dogs, working together with dedicated local vets – Dr Nerine Botha from Aloe Vet and Dr Annelise Barker from Humansdorp Vets.  As awareness of our programme grows, so do the numbers of animal we are able to sterilise.”

“We couldn’t do any of this without the help of St Francis residents – and we are grateful to everyone for believing in us and what we do,” concludes Susan.

Article by Kirsten Doyle

Summer Wellness Expo

Summer Wellness Expo to be held at St Francis Links

Following on the success of last year’s well-attended Expo, St Francis Animal Rescue is hosting another ‘Summer Wellness’ Expo at The Links Golf Club on Saturday November 4th, from 10h00 am until 17h00.

If you’re a practitioner in the beauty and health and wellness industry, this is an ideal opportunity to promote your brand to a captive audience of up to 300 visitors. Stands are selling fast at R350 each, so if you’re keen to participate, book yours soonest.

We’ve tapped into some interesting new developments in health, fitness and well-being and specialist treatments on show this year include: Iridology, Kinesiology, Lipo-Sculpting, Organic Heart Health, Body Stress Release, Hypnotherapy-  as well as reflexology, deep tissue massage and physiotherapy.

Five upmarket beauty salons will offer a diverse range of exciting new treatments and beauty products along with facials makeovers and mini-manicures.  Fitness is covered through yoga, karate, dance and pilates demos – and personal trainers will be on hand to offer one-on-one advice to those seeking a more active lifestyle.

You’re going to love our gorgeous floral displays, jewellery and summer leisure clothing – all designed to boost your sense of happiness and confidence.

Choose from a host of delicious, healthy meal options from the Clubhouse Chef and his team and, just this once, pass on coffee in favour of freshly prepared nutritious smoothies and fruit juices.

Don’t miss this Expo – immerse yourself in health, fitness and beauty, interact with practitioners and question cutting edge technologies to find out what wellness routines and modalities work best for you.

All proceeds from this Expo go towards funding St Francis Animal Rescue’s ‘Open Your Eyes & Sterilize’ campaign created to sterilize the cats and dogs of our own Sea Vista township and prevent the birth of unwanted kittens and puppies and the neglect and cruelty that stems from this.

So far this year, St Francis Animal Rescue has sterilized well over 250 cats and dogs – and the numbers keep climbing. In addition, we provide food for hungry pets, vaccinate new-born pups and kittens, and offer wound care and medical treatment for animals in need. Our kennel distribution program is ongoing and, at each weekly outreach, we provide blankets, food bowls, collars and leashes whenever we can.

Please help us to help them.

Winning stand at 2016 Wellness Expo

 

CSF Ladies Tea Club

The CSF Ladies Tea Club thank Mike Kimmings

Kouga’s St Francis HospiceThe CSF Ladies Tea Club wish to thank Mike Kimmings for his support in hosting their July Cup of Soup 2017 charity event.

Here Kimmings hands over a donation to Ingrid Williams from Kouga Hospice.  The donation is from Brain Finch, the performing musician, of that evening. He donated his door takings to the cause. The total amount from donations, soup sales and door takings at Rock Lily was R14 704.

We are grateful for the support of the community for this annual project in spite of these tough economic times.  Williams says that Kouga’s St Francis Hospice provides holistic care and support to terminally ill patients in the Kouga area and surrounds.  Many of these people and their loved ones do not only have to cope with their disease, but also live in abject poverty.  Hospice-care is available to all who need it and without donations they will not be able to render the service they do in this rural part of the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Brian Finch at Rock Lly Cape St Francis

 

Auction And Gaming Evening

The Monte Carlo Royale Auction And Gaming Evening.

St Francis College brings you the Monte Carlo Royale Auction and Gaming evening on Friday 23 June 2017. Book the date, because this exciting event, being held at the St Francis Links Club House, is sure to be great evening of rocking music, awesome food and a whole load of gaming fun.

Gaming Events, a company from Johannesburg, will be facilitating the Roulette, Black Jack and Poker tables. Tickets cost R250 per person, and ticket price includes complimentary champagne, dinner, entrance into a lucky draw as well as ‘$500 funny money’ to get the gaming evening started. Credit card facilities will be available for purchases of chips thereafter.

Arrival at the event is from 19:00, and allows for an opportunity to browse our silent art auction, as well as other general auction items.

Gaming tables will open at 20:00, and as dinner will be served canapé style, there is no need to book an entire table.

The dress code for the evening is smart, but don’t forget your dancing shoes, because there will be a dance floor and DJ set up in Jack’s Bar.

For more information contact Heather White 082 292 5909 or the St Francis College on 042 294 1395

Tickets available online at R250 per person from St Francis College or online at   qkt.io/MonteCarlo

Monte Carlo Royale Auction And Gaming Evening at St Francis Links

Funds for Hospice

Food & Wine benefits Hospice

One of the highlights of the St Francis Christmas calendar is the annual St Francis Food and Wine Festival hosted by St Francis Links. Last year’s event was no exception with over 300 enthusiastic tasters  and buyers attending the festival, a partnership with the Links, NLR Wines and Tops Village Square. The event featured 18 suppliers and wine estates and even a craft beer producer from the Western Cape.

The event held this past December raised some R44000 and the money was recently donated to St Francis Hospice (Kouga). Seen in the photo below with Ingrid Williams who accepted it on their behalf, is Jeff Clause (St Francis Links) and Richard Moolman (Tops Village Square).

Food & Wine Festival at St Francis Links for Hospice