Elderly residents celebrated for handmade creations

2017-11-08 06:01
From left are Esmeralda Essex (public relations officer, Shoprite EC), Marlene Langson (second place, blankets category), Kubashini Coopersamy (judge), Sophia Kemoetie (third place, blankets category), Lynn Strydom (first place, blankets category) and Brenda Simon (Age-in-Action).

From left are Esmeralda Essex (public relations officer, Shoprite EC), Marlene Langson (second place, blankets category), Kubashini Coopersamy (judge), Sophia Kemoetie (third place, blankets category), Lynn Strydom (first place, blankets category) and Brenda Simon (Age-in-Action).

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THE elderly residents of the Eastern Cape were celebrated for their contribution to the Pretty Things for Little Things campaign with a recent tea and prize-giving at the Malabar Community Centre.

The Pretty Things for Little Things campaign, which is sponsored by Shoprite, in conjunction with Age-in-Action, annually invites all Shoprite customers, especially the elderly, to put their creative talents to work and make much-needed items for children in disadvantaged communities.

There are four categories in the campaign, namely soft toys, blankets, clothing and other, which includes articles made from materials such as wood, tin or wire.

The winners of the soft toys category are Santa Strachan from East London in first place, Jenny Moss, also from East London, in second and Joyce de Swart of Port Elizabeth in third.

The blankets category saw Port Elizabeth resident Lynn Strydom take first place, with Marlene Langson and Sophia Kemoetie, also from PE, in second and third place respectively.

East London’s Lola Schmidt took first place in the clothing category, followed by local residents Janet Hill in second and Nora Lamani in third.

Three more local residents took top spots in the “other” category, namely Jimmy Carter in first place, Janet Hill in second and Thys Potgieter in third.

The following participants from Port Elizabeth also received special mention:

  • Most items received from an organisation/club: Sameach Club
  • Most items received from an individual: Iris Marx
  • Oldest female who entered the competition in the Eastern Cape: Joyce de Swart (94)
  • Oldest male who entered the competition in the Eastern Cape: Thys Potgieter (81)

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