Christel House South Africa in Wetton will be hosting a planting event to raise funds on Thursday 18 July from 09:00 to 11:00.The event will be held as part of the 67 minutes for Mandela celebrations. A total of 300 trees will be planted at the school.Louanne Mostert, a marketing officer at the school, says while planting trees will beautify the school and provide shade, most importantly it will be a demonstration of the importance of growth among their learners. She says trees symbolise growth, immense and enduring strength and reaching for the sky.“We support and provide an opportunity for our students to reach their fullest potential and become contributing members of society. The same type of nurturing applies to a seedling, growing into a full, lush tree. We’re in the business of making our students bloom,” Mostert says.The school offers a holistic child development model, which covers all areas from education, healthcare and nutrition to sport, social service support, character development parent support and career planning. Funding raised from the event will go towards its Feed A Future campaign which helps run various projects at the school. The school has 750 beneficiaries comprising learners from Grade R to a tertiary level, all from less privileged communities.The event will be able to accommodate about 250 people and tickets are available for R120. Participants will be paired up with a learner from the school and will receive a thank you card designed by the learners at the end of the event.“We invite small to medium groups from the Cape Town communities and businesses to join us for this special event,” says Mostert.V Tickets are available at Quicket. If you cannot attend the event but want to make a donation visit www.sa.christelhouse.org/donate.