After the Cup comes a Cuppa: Party in the Bot Gardens avenue for CANSA funds

2010-07-12 00:00

DESPERATE football fans wondering what to do with all the free time they have now that the World Cup is over can look forward to a cup of a different kind.

The perfect antidote for post-World Cup blues is the BotSoc/Cansa Tea Party in the Avenue on the first Sunday after the final match, July 18. Held in the 102-year- old plane tree avenue in the Botanical Gardens, it is also the perfect way to celebrate Mandela Day, when people are encouraged to give 67 minutes to a community project to honour Madiba’s birthday.

The annual party is a joint venture of the local Botanical Society (BotSoc) branch and the Cancer Association of SA (CANSA).

The organi­sers will provide tables that seat six to eight people, chairs, white table cloths and boiling water to make beverages.

Dr Christina Curry, chairperson of the local branch of BotSoc challenged groups to come up with imaginative table themes and dress accordingly. She also encouraged Maritzburg businesses to participate by hosting tables for their staff or clients as a team building or promotional initiative.

“Fun prizes will be awar­ded to groups or individuals who make special efforts with fancy cakes, indigenous floral decorations, interesting hats and the like,” she said.

The event will start at 10.30 am for 11 am and tickets cost R40 per person. They are available from the Botanical Gardens office, the Strelitzia Room restaurant in the Gardens, the CANSA offices in Killarney Terrace or from Botanical Society committee members.

Contact Dr Christina Curry at 082 062 2939 or e-mail

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