Spring Queen blooms for seniors

2017-09-12 06:00
The Kenfac Meals on Wheels club supplies meals to about 200 seniors and 100 people with disabilities.

The Kenfac Meals on Wheels club supplies meals to about 200 seniors and 100 people with disabilities.

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The Kenfac Meals on Wheels club will host the annual fundraising Spring Queen competition at the Kensington Civic Centre on Saturday 7 October from noon to 18:00.

The club’s members are appealing for donations from residents and businesspeople of products that can be used as prizes for the winners.

The event will see a number of participants, including elderly residents from all around Kensington, Factreton and Maitland, who will participate in the beauty contest and entertain the attendees for the rest of the afternoon.

There will be five categories and a winner in each category.

Stalls will also be available for ­businesspeople.

According to the event organiser, Chantell Williams, this year’s fundraising effort is expected to boost the club’s finances. She says the club is experiencing challenges and hundreds of citizens depending on it for proper meals would suffer if the targeted amount is not reached.

The club serves meals to elders at a cost of between R2.50 and R5 per meal on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

It also encourages them to participate in sport activities and help them maintain their blood pressure by testing it every second week. They also get treated to an outing on a bus trip around Cape Town.

The R100 000 yearly budget of the club is reportedly insufficient to support all these activities.

“We are proud to say that we supply meals to about 200 seniors and 100 people with ­disabilities.

“Our mission is to ensure that our seniors continue to enjoy a quality and healthy lifestyle. We want to make sure that they get rewarded for raising the younger generation.

“We would like to appeal to the community and companies to support this worthy cause where we would like to generate the necessary funds to maintain this project and continue to serve our community and give them the quality of life they deserve,” says Williams.

One of the regular seniors at the club, John Boer (76), says he is grateful for what the club is doing in the community. He urges community members to support the fund­raising event.

“All the citizens who go to the club are members of families so it would be nice to have their families support.”

V To book a stall call Fatima Mohamed on 083 688 977 or Oraya Alexander on 081 512 4960.

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