The Monte Carlo Royale gaming and fun evening at St Francis Links on October 23rd, raised a whopping R50 000.00 for St Francis Hospice Kouga Region.

Sister Ingrid Williams, manager of St Francis Hospice Kouga Region was delighted with the news. “That is very exciting and well done to all concerned in putting together a really fantastic evening. Hospice is so very grateful to everyone who supported the event.”

Rotary for Hospice

Sister Ingrid Williams (centre), manager of St Francis Hospice Kouga Region enjoying the fun at Monte Carlo Royale evening with her husband Mike (left) and Sister Lisa Niven (right) of St Francis Home Care.

More than 120 revellers, dressed to the nines, enjoyed the fun and excitement of roulette, poker and black jack tables, manned by professional croupiers from gaming company Gaming Events, and showed off their dance moves to music by the popular Absent Irish.
Many folks received wonderful spot prizes all generously donated for the evening.

Revellers also had the opportunity to help boost funds by taking part in a silent auction for some fabulous artworks donated by local artists.

The event was organised jointly by the Rotary Club of St Francis and the Ukupha ladies group. “The organisers would like to thank everyone who so generously supported our event by sponsoring tables and donating prizes and artworks. Special thanks must also go to St Francis Links for the venue with compliments to their staff for outstanding catering and service!” said St Francis Rotarian Lyn Aitken. “The generosity and support from our community demonstrates how thankful we all are for the service which St Francis Hospice provides.”

Article and Photo from Lynette Aitken