On Wednesday 29 May, our friend and supporter, Bibie, hosted a wonderful fundraising event in support of Ikamva Labantu to highlight the challenges faced by many senior citizens in Cape Town’s townships.
The staff from Ikamva Labantu and eight senior citizens from Khayelitsha were thrilled to have been invited to join the event and delighted to talk about all of our current programmes and initiatives. The event opened with a wonderful and rousing welcome from the PATA (Parents and Teachers Association) choir at the International American school, which was followed by an emotive speech from Bibie, who spoke about the great joy that she has experienced from supporting Ikamva Labantu and meeting members of the senior clubs. She recounted how she could arrive at a senior club feeling full of stress and leave full of smiles.
The talks were followed by a delicious brunch, lively conversation and the sale of beadwork made by the senior citizens of Khayelitsha, and jewellery supplied by Bibie. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the guests at the event and are delighted to have made so many new friends who we look forward to welcoming into the Ikamva Labantu family.
Thank you Bibie for hosting this fundraiser and for your invaluable support of our work.
A fundraiser can be a great way to get friends together for a good cause. If you are interested in hosting your own fundraising event for Ikamva Labantu, please get in touch with our fundraising team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
See photos from the event below.