New Guelderland community team-building beach clean-up

2017-01-11 06:01
Food was plentiful with patrons queuing for more.

Food was plentiful with patrons queuing for more.

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Ukuphakamisa, a NPO sponsored by DCLM, New Guelderland Landowners and Residents Committee and the public, hosted a beach festival at Harry Bodasing beach for those less fortunate in December.

More than 1 200 meals were provided and children were given treats.

Jumping castles and novelty sports were a hit for the day with 50 prizes awarded to various sporting activity winners.

In addition, five R150 prizes were given for the beach clean-up, which resulted in the collection of 150 bags of litter from the beach.

Santa Claus presented 550 gifts to the children while the community danced to music provided by a professional deejay.

Transport was provided to the people­ from Stewart, Changoors, Hyde Park, Express area and Nonoti.

Trustee of Ukuphakmisa Aresh Singh said: “We had a fun-filled day without any incidents, injuries or mishaps. Our community bonded and had a fabulous time.

“We would like to thank all our sponsors, DCLM, DCELS, Africa Sugar (Rajesh), Masons Trucking, Padayachee Bros, A&S Party Shop, Hooblals Hiring Services, Mr Ebrahim Desai, Dukuza Service Station, WorldVentures team Stanger, Naidoos Funeral Service, Stanger Super Spar, Ideals Butchery, Keval Bodasing, Sunil and Shobana Ramraj, Ajay Singh, Avishkar Bodasing, Printha and Mahesh, Anesh and Premilla Algooram, Ricky and Andrisha Naidoo, Adhil Munilal,Umash Silochan, Sadhna Heerasing, Rajen and Shanrita Matadin, Shams Tree Felling, Vacuflo, Truro Bakery, Satish Mahabeer, Nireshini and Mahendra Maharaj, Preeti, Afrika Earth Moving, Planters service station, Mrs Preeti Bodsing, Azcon as well as all the anonymous sponsors.

“We would also like to thank the community who had sacrificed their time to help make this event a success.

“Please accept our apology if we have missed your name.

“God bless, and we wish you a prosperous 2017.”

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