Haven of Hope Equine Aid Centre, situated on the Kaapzicht Wine Farm, is a non-profit organisation which provides FREE horseriding therapy to children with special needs. The exercise of not only setting up such a facility, but maintaining both it and the horses is, as one can imagine, a costly affair so functioning purely on donations can leave little budget for 'extras'...which in this case runs along the lines of toilets, adequate stabling for the animals, etc.
A ministry close to our hearts, the Daniel and Friends Fund elected to host a fundraising event in the hope of being able to make a contribution towards the necessary upgrades needed at Haven of Hope. Keeping within the theme of Mother's Day, it was decided to hold a Great Gatsby themed Ladies Tea which, with giving the ladies an opportunity to dress-up and show off their hosting and decorative skills on top of a fun-filled morning complete with inspirational speakers, prizes and a trendy "photo booth', proved to be a huge hit.
Rose-Hanna Brown, a Counselling Psychologist, shared with us a few choice "secrets" with which to maintain a healthy and fruitful parent/child relationship.
Lauren Finnerty, a Personal Trainer at Lunge with Lauren gave us a quirky and upbeat presentation on the importance of a good fitness program, as well as much-needed insight into some myths regarding exercise.
This'd be me sharing how I managed to find myself delving into the world of Sh'Zen's natural skincare range after thirteen years in the completely unrelated commercial/retail property field.
The Daniel and Friends Fund mommies who were able to attend the function did so in creative splendour, as can be seen by their lovely outfits!
And last but not least, the beautiful La Provence Wine Farm in Stellenbosch, which caters for a host of different functions from weddings to corporate functions to company year-ends, was made available to us by the generous Joubert Family.
Should you wish to make a donation to Haven of Hope, one can do so as per the following :
Name : Haven of Hope Equine Aid Centre
Bank : ABSA - Brackenfell Branch (Generic code 632005)
Acc No. : 9295527721 (Savings Account)
NPO NO. 135-100