Kites and colour fill the skies

2018-10-30 06:00
Linda Sanders from Australia helps Abigail and Dean Loubser with their kite. PHOTOS: Samantha lee

Linda Sanders from Australia helps Abigail and Dean Loubser with their kite. PHOTOS: Samantha lee

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Bubbles and colourful kites filled the air as part of celebrations in the lead-up to the 24th annual Cape Town International Kite Festival which took place in Muizenberg at the weekend.

In support of Cape Mental Health, the Kite Festival draws thousands annually, with kiters from around the globe flying in to fly their personal kites.

Several initiatives were held around the Cape in the week ahead of the festival and on Thursday, hundreds of youngsters from Mitchell’s Plain took to Promenade Mall to not only see other people’s kites, but also fly their own kites, distributed by mall management­.

Staff were assisted by Cape Mental Health volunteers and kiters from places such as the USA and Australia.

Mushfiqah Salie, who brought her children to the event, says they visit the festival every year.

“Since the children were young, we have taken them to the festival. Every year it is great to see the big and small kites from all over the world.”

Isaac Phillips also brought his son to see the kites.

“I brought my son after reading about it in the paper. I thought we were coming to look at the kites.

“It was a nice surprise that we also got to fly our own one.”

The mall has supported the initiative annually in commemoration of Mental Health Awareness Month observed in October by hosting the free family kite event in their parking lot.

Brenda Bibby, general manager of the Liberty Promenade Mall, says in a statement that the event was in celebration of the biggest kite festival in Africa.

“Flying kites is good for mind and body. With mental illnesses on the rise, we want to encourage local people to participate in activities that improve wellbeing.

“We also want to show our support to Cape Mental Health and the good work they do in our area with adults and children affected by mental disabilities­,” she says.

The event took place from 14:30 to 16:00.

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