Fete raises funds for home

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AVID READERS: Bulela, left, and Khazimla Windvoel proudly show the books they bought at last weekend’s Madeira Home fete Picture: KATHY HELM

THE Madeira Home fete has been and gone for this year and, as always, the aim of the Friends of Madeira in hosting this event is to raise funds for all the things that are constantly needed at the home.
It is also the aim to create a pleasant and entertaining morning for the residents, who enjoy a free cup of tea and plate of eats per kind favour of the women of the Presbyterian Church.
The church convened the tea garden for those who were able to wander around the stalls and the money raised will be used in the revamp of the frail care and nurses’ station, both of which are long overdue.
The entertainment was delightful with Pauline Roberts and some of her pupils playing the piano in the lounge for residents, who did not want to venture out into the cold.
Karlien Buss and her amazing choir were without doubt the highlight of the morning’s entertainment – with many a moist eye evident in the audience.
There was a live band, which was great interim entertainment and a circus “workshop” was held for the children by Gerrit Dekker and his assistant from Circus Leemak, but it was sadly poorly attended as there seemed to be various sporting commitments at the schools.
The fete was not as well attended as the organisers hoped, but they are extremely grateful to those who did come and give their support or provided goods for sale at the various stalls, resulting in a pleasant morning for all involved.

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