On Saturday, 14th November, more than twenty of our Daniel and Friends Fund families got together to celebrate another successful year of building a stronger, more intimate special needs community. The function, held again at the beautiful Eaglevlei Wine Farm/Restaurant, situated just off the R101 in Muldersvlei, Stellenbosch, enjoyed outstanding service from the staff and had every need catered to by Events Coordinator, Amanda Goosen.
Emotions ran high as proceedings began with a short memorial dedication in remembrance of the children who had earned their angel wings due to complications of the respective conditions they suffered with, but tears were soon replaced with smiles as newly-appointed representatives, committee members and the most recent addition to our DANIEL AND FRIENDS FUND family as ambassador, Jordyn McKenzie (reigning Miss Teen Hope Western Cape 2015) came forward to receive an official welcome and warm celebration.
Once the delicious buffet lunch and refreshments had been enjoyed, it was time for a certain Christmas suit-clad gentleman to make his entrance, spreading an infectious cheer amongst the children and managing to attract giggles from even the teenagers. Gifts safely tucked away and many a chocolate-stained mouth revealing just how decadent the gorgeous cake was, the morning ended with very many sittings at the entertaining photo booth provided again by Kiekiefoto.
Little Anja Hattingh mesmerised by an enchanting Mark Halligan-Jolly
Priviliged to have spent the day with such an inspirational group
Kate, Lianie, Jordyn and I
Wonderful to have shared with morning with a few members
of our Board :
Mr Nico Walters, Kate, Prof Pieter Fourie, Lianie, Dr Rose-Hannah Brown and I