Tea party, sweet fund-raising success for ill child

2016-04-28 06:00
PHOTOS: candyce krishna Sandra Govender (left) and Melissa Packree.

PHOTOS: candyce krishna Sandra Govender (left) and Melissa Packree.

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MORE than 500 people and donors­ came forward with cash sponsorship at a tea party­ in aid of Keshivan Govender (3), which was a tremendous success.

The fund-raiser was hosted by the Port Shepstone Andhra Sabha committee and chairperson Thiruschini Naidoo said they exceeded their target of R50 000.

Govender was diagnosed­ with Spastic cerebral palsy soon after birth and is in need of urgent medical treatment that will improve his sensory functions and quality of life.

“Members of the Keshivan Medical Fund Committee assisted with the event as well as various sponsors whom I thank. I also appreciate the support from the community and the entertainers,” Naidoo said.

She said the community pulled together and hosted tables at the tea party and although it was crowded, nobody complained.

“Some even stood through the entire event and didn’t mind because it was for a good cause.

“I think everyone just wanted to be involved and contribute in some way to assist Keshivan and his family.”

Charmaine, Keshivan’s mother, addressed attendees on her son’s condition, which gave everyone clarity.

Upcoming fund-raisers for the toddler:

Saturday 7 May – Schools’ volleyball tuck shop run by Keshivan Medical­ Fund at the schools’ volleyball KO tournament.

Saturday 7 May – Dinner and dance at Scottburgh town hall at 6pm. Cost is R200 per couple. Contact Niresh Govender on 072 031 9882 or Devan Chetty on 076 865 7825.

Saturday 21 May – Ding-a-lings Comedy Show, Got Admitted, at the Port Shepstone Civic Centre at 7pm. Contact Mickesh on 072 202 4242.

Monday, 28 May – Family fun day at Albersville Sports Grounds.

For more information, visit www.keshivanfund.co.za

At the fund-raiser …

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