Zama receives “gift of life”

2018-05-24 06:00
Sandy (kneeling) and Lew Geffen from Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International RealtyMark Jennings, Station Manager, Fine Music Radio (bottom right)Lawrence Benatar - Benatar Consulting (far right) and the Zama Dancers.

Sandy (kneeling) and Lew Geffen from Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International RealtyMark Jennings, Station Manager, Fine Music Radio (bottom right)Lawrence Benatar - Benatar Consulting (far right) and the Zama Dancers.

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Fine Music Radio had asked their listeners to help raise R30.000 for an alternative water system for Zama Dance School in Gugulethu.

After just three days, the radio station, popularly known as FMR.101.3, received a call from Sandy Geffen from Lew Geffen Sotheby’s International Realtors, who donated the R30.000 in memory of her son.

“In essence, it is for me a dream come true that I am able to give a “gift of life of water” to Zama. I am blessed to be able to give to such a wonderful cause and my heart is grateful, especially in the name of my son Barak Geffen. Thank you to FMR for providing this generous opportunity.” In spite of FMR telling listeners they had reached the target, the donations still poured in, to the tune of R52.300. The remaining funds will be used to purchase water when needed. On Saturday, 19th May, there was a celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Zama Dance School. Thanks to Director Andrew Warth, Dance Teacher Leanne Voysey and the wonderful Zama dancers for hosting the event. Special thanks to Zama graduate Thimna Sitokisi, who is currently a full time student at the Cape Academy of Performing Arts in Westlake for his performance of La Mouche which was choreographed by Daniel Rajna. Thanks to Lawrence Benatar for the water system installation and to photographer Lynda Jennings. FMR Station Manager Mark Jennings said: “It was a wonderful morning, filled with beautiful dance, wonderful people and of course a state-of-the-art water system”. In addition, Andrew Warth said: “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of FMR listeners and an extra big thanks to Sandy Geffen.” Cape Town may be experiencing a drought, but it has not dried up the hearts of FMR listeners.

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