Fun at potjie competition

2018-11-13 06:01
Make your best potjie and win.

Make your best potjie and win.

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Tokai Lion’s Club is hosting a potjie competition at the clubhouse in Orpen Road on Saturday 17 November.

They are calling on the public to support the initiative by entering teams of four and they are looking for 15 teams to battle it out.

The competition is open to everyone.

The aim of the event is to raise funds for two Christmas parties for needy residents through two different initiatives.

Jules Blake of the club says that through this competition, they will be raising funds to transport children from safe houses in Westlake to a huge Lions Christmas party at Intaka Island, as well as to serve Christmas lunch to 70 seniors at Mez Wallach in Lakeside in December.

The club also plans to host a band that will be entertaining the elderly people on the day.

Blake is appealing for support from the community and local businesses.

“These communities are also their communities, and this creates awareness of exactly what the needs are in the communities around them. And it (the potjie competition) is such a fun event, the teams really make an effort regarding team theme and
presentation.”

They aim to raise about R20 000.

Blake says there will be prizes to be won for best potjie, team spirit, best presentation and best theme. The prize for the best overall potjie is a voucher for dinner for four at one of the best restaurants in Cape Town, valued at just under R2000.

“All our prizes are donated, and a lot of them from local establishments, also creating awareness for them about the work we do and the needs in the community. We have three judges. We are very excited about our prospective judges, but until these are finalised I unfortunately cannot give the names.”

This is the club’s second potjie competition since 2016, and she says they realised it is one of their most successful fundraisers and they wanted to give it another try.

The club is made up of volunteers and runs various projects in different communities around Tokai, providing help and support where needed. It has recently worked with other local organisations, assisting with preparing and serving 1000 meals and sandwiches to the fire victims at Overcome, also making a donation of food and blankets to the value of R6500.

“All our projects need to be funded, so through a combination of donations and fundraising we are able to do an incredible amount of community work.”VFor more information, email tokai.lions.club@gmail.com.

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