Matric dance fairy tales come true

2016-06-01 06:00
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MANY girls live for their matric dance, that one night when they can live their dreams of being a princess, a night when Cinderella finally gets her way.

We all love the story, but in reality many girls in our community never get to live their fantasy.
The current economic situation means some parents simply cannot afford it and that's where My Fairy Godmother comes in.

My Fairy Godmother (ZA) Toti came into being after a conversation between two girls, who were discussing the upcoming dance, was overheard.
One of the teens said she wouldn't be able to go to her matric dance because of financial constraints.

Caroline Gaffney Bowker and Amanda Le Roux put their heads together and decided to start My Fairy Godmother (ZA) Toti to help these teens realise their Cinderella dreams, and it's not just for girls, young princes can also apply.

No sooner was the Facebook page up and running when offers for assistance started pouring in.
“There are so many people in Toti always willing to help, but who are not always sure how. This is your chance, there are so many ways in which you can contribute.
“We need donations of dresses, people to do make-up, nail and hair, seamstresses willing to help with adjustments, shoes, clutch bags and jewellery, among other things. We also need hangers and garment bags," said Gaffney Bowker.

She said they plan to extend My Fairy Godmother project and do it every year.
“Jeanne Barnard of The Wardrobe Exchange has offered to collect dresses for the project and she is at Venus Gym in Southgate Mall. People can drop items off there for collection by myself or Amanda,” said Gaffney Bowker.

“Thus far quite a few awesome ladies have come on board with photography, nails, hair and makeup, but the need is big and more hands are needed,” she said.

Kuswag Skool is first, having their matric dance on 22 July, followed by Amanzimtoti High on the last Friday in July and Kingsway on 30 September.

For more information, visit My Fairy Godmother (ZA) Toti Facebook page or in-box Gaffney Bowker or Le Roux.

There are so many people in Toti always willing to help, but who are not always sure how. This is your chance, there are so many ways in which you can contribute.
We need donations of dresses, people to do make-up, nail and hair, seamstresses willing to help with adjustments, shoes, clutch bags and jewellery, among other things

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