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

A Teddy Valentine

Teddy’s for Disney Crèche Kids

Two St Francis Bay business owners joined forces to bring a little love and joy to the children at the Balobi Disney Centre Crèche in Sea Vista on Valentine’s Day.  Well known Anne d’Aussy, owner of Bard’Au Beauty and Wellness in the Spar Centre and Richard Arderne of Pam Golding Properties celebrated a Teddy Bear Valentine’s with the kids.

The teddy bears were donated by The Julien d’Aussy (Anne’s  late father) Foundation and is an initiative of Pam Golding (see previous Pam Golding ‘Give a Teddy’ initiative).

The Julien d’Aussy Foundation supports  vulnerable children in SA with the aim of assisting with education and feeding programs for those less fortunate than ourselves.

Teddy's for Disney Creche, Sea Vista

Teddy's for Disney Creche, Sea Vista

Valentine Teddy's

Ukupha (meaning “to give”)

Ukupha (meaning “to give”)

Ukupha St Francis

Santa Francis started as an “idea ” when Ukupha (meaning “to give”) decided that we wanted to give back to our children as well as raising funds for a charity in need. It has become an annual event and we have just completed our third year! We raise funds for
SONRISE (www. stfrancisunitedchurch.co.za) and we are looking at funding three Talhado Montessori  Pre-school kid’s school fees for the year . We also invite 20 Sea Vista Primary school kids to join Santa Francis via Rotary ( Lynn Aitken) They are rewarded on an academic performance basis and are given their ticket during their school awards evening.

Ukupha began 8 years ago, when a group of friends wanted to give back to the St Francis Bay Community. We organise charity events throughout the year to raise funds for various Kouga based charities, including Hospice , Talhado , SPCA, Sonrise , Victory4all Children’s home etc

St Francis Pharmacy is the main sponsor for the event . This year we had sponsors from St Francis Brewery, Viking Bakery, Blue Bottle Liquors, Kouga Print and the Homestead Equestrian Estate. Members of our amazing community also gave of their time to ensure this event was, yet again, a great success.

Santa Francis is a Christmas celebration held at the Homestead Equestrian Estate on the Oyster Bay Road. On arrival, kids and parents are escorted by trailer rides into the estate and delivered to the barn, which is set up with hay bales, a stage, and lots of Christmas decorations. The kids got to enjoy pony rides (Tracy Kennedy), face painting (Mel Mienie) and a jumping castle while they wait for the show to begin and the eminent arrival of Father Christmas!

Characters involved in the show called ” The elf who lost the Christmas spirit ”  were Tinkerbell (Chene Mienie) , Elf (Warren Manser) , Clown (Courtney Juries), Ninja Turtle (Tyron Stewart) , Jack Sparrow (Jarrod Mienie) and a Santa (Pete Mitchley) . All music and extra effects  were compiled by DJ Robert Stark .

The main highlight is Santa arriving on a motorbike (Brandon Kennedy) with a big bag of presents for all our children (all pre- arranged).

The reward… Happy children with big smiles on their faces. And we get to give back to those in our community who need a little extra love and assistance.

Santa Francis has become a yearly event and we are hoping to continue and give back to the community for as long as possible.
The Ukupha group would like to thank the community and sponsors for their ongoing support. For more information regarding Ukupha, or to see what we’re up to, or if you’d like to join us, please visit our facebook page https://facebook.com/Ukupha/ or call any of the ladies below.

Ukupha : Louise Niven, Ezna Kennedy, Heather White, Jacky Hay, Kyle Legg, Georgie Tovell, Kelly van Eyssen, Cath Mitchley, Daniella Reynolds, Bobbie Hart, Jennifer Manser.

Ukupha St Francis

Animal Rescue Shelter project gets kickstart

Great party at Cape St Francis Resort for animal rescue shelter

Cape St Francis Resort rocked to the great old sounds of the 60’s and 70\s omn Saturday night when the Grosvenor Road Band along with Port Elizabeth based Joe van der Linder, wound back the clock and entertained an audience of Rock ‘n Rollers, young and old, to some great music from the era. Although most chose not to dress for the occasion a few did and without doubt Vanessa Johnson really looked the part and deservedly won a voucher from TOFFEE for her efforts although Bev Mortimer certainly deserves a mention for her getup. The best dressed man prize went to James Parker who won the use of a self-drive boat for a day kindly sponsored by Little Venice.

The evening was made possible through the generosity of Fiona and Fasie Malherbe of Cape St Francis Resort who so kindly sponsored the event for St Francis Animal Rescue to kick off a fund to create a foundation funding for a much needed Animal Rescue shelter and clinic in St Francis. One of the big differences to the evening’s event that was unlike so many other fundraising events was that there were no auctions or raffles to further empty the revellers pockets for Fasie and Fiona and Cape St Francis Resort paid for all the food, bottles of wine, red and white, on the tables, the décor, the cost of the band and a lot more allowing every penny made from the door to go to St Francis Animal Rescue.

Riekie Minnie, F&B manager at the resort, along with her staff went the extra mile with décor setup and a lovely touch that brought back memories of one’s younger days was the Chappies bubblegum decorating the tables along with the bottles of wine. Well done Cape St Francis Resort and “The Space” really is a great venue for anyone looking to hold a similar function. Dinner for the evening was fun fare with hamburgers and ice cream in true sixties style.

Before the band rocked the guests onto the dance floor the inimitable Jo Brown introduced the purpose of the evening giving a background to the work being done by the St Francis Animal Rescue team of volunteers. Jo really does have an amazing talent as an MC and will always raise more than a few chuckles with her Manchester turn of humour.

Unfortunately this scribe had not been well for a few days so left the party before it got into full swing and so sadly missed what was apparently a highlight of the evening when the band performed a trilogy of music by recently deceased Leonard Cohen. Certainly one of my favourites, let’s hope they again include this trilogy in other gigs that they play at in future for by all accounts it was brilliant.

St Francis Animal Rescue stalwart Susan Rae Fox had this to say. “Thank you so much Fasie and Fiona, the Cape St Francis Resort and of course to everyone that supported the event and to those that continually support us in our effort to improve the life of the animals that so need help.”

More information of the work done by St Francis Animal Rescue can be viewed on their Facebook page


“For those that still need to pay for their tickets (R195.00) or wish to make a donation, thank you for your support and apologies for not being able to offer credit card facilities:”

St Francis Animal Rescue bank details are:-
St Francis Animal Rescue
Standard Bank – Humansdorp
Branch: 050015
Business Savings Account
Account Number: 186532814

Below is a slide show video of the work done by St Francis Animal rescue and the plans for the animal rescue shelter.