A festive feast fit for seniors club

2019-05-21 06:00
Club members enjoying the Mother’s Day brunch.PHOTO: Siphesihle Notwabaza

Club members enjoying the Mother’s Day brunch.PHOTO: Siphesihle Notwabaza

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It was a celebratory affair when members of the Sunflower Seniors Club in Lentegeur gathered at a church hall for a special Mother’s Day brunch on Thursday 9 May.

The event was held to acknowledge mothers and fathers, and was organised in order for them to have a good time and to share some wonderful moments with each other, over a light meal.

Lea Hendricks and Jeanette Coetzee, two of the executive members of the club, say that the event was a success because members contributed financially, and for that, the executive is grateful and impressed with how it turned out.

The seniors were first served with a starter and then a light dinner.

“I am feeling very excited about what is happening (today). This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, serve my seniors and community. My mother passed away and they have become, in a way, my mothers,” Hendricks shares.

She said each member contributed R30 towards catering for the event.

According to Coetzee, working well as a team is what has been sustaining the club and the success of the event is testament to that.

“I am very happy and proud of the team and seniors. They come to pray and laugh together and that has been a pillar for us,” she adds.

Charles Wessels (65) and Cynthia Jacobs (63) are among the members, and said they had a great time with their friends.

“I am very blessed to have been here and being a member of the club. When I retired I never thought I would enjoy trips, and that has just been the case with the club,” Wessels shares.

He says being part of the club has helped him grow spiritually and mentally.

“We are always happy and we respect each other here. I am blessed to be here and celebrate this day which reminds me of my late mother,” shares Jacobs.

She says she is a people’s person by nature and being part of the club has just elevated that to another level.

She thanks the executive members of the club for always being there for them and also making sure that whatever they organise comes to life.

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