Seniors treated to relaxation

2020-01-14 06:00
Escorting seniors into the hall is chair of Belgravia Islamic Society, Omar Majiet, sisters Janet (79) and Doreen (77) Coulson and secretary of BIS, Zainoeniessah Diedericks.

Escorting seniors into the hall is chair of Belgravia Islamic Society, Omar Majiet, sisters Janet (79) and Doreen (77) Coulson and secretary of BIS, Zainoeniessah Diedericks.

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More than 40 vendors showcased their wares at the third annual Market Day of the Belgravia Islamic Society (BIS) in Belgravia High School at the end of last year.

The BIS also hosted 60 senior citizens for an afternoon of relaxation, and they were entertained by Yusuf Fischer from the Voice of the Cape (VOC) radio station.

“The money raised at the Market Day will be used for the day to day running of the Masjied Nurus-Salaam and to pay the salaries to the Madrassah (Muslim school) teachers. The Golden Hour programme of VOC was broadcast live from the event,” says Zainoenissah Diedericks, secretary of BIS.

The senior citizens received a light lunch and some treats, like a toiletry pack, a fruit-luxury basket and a towel set. Most of the seniors were older than 75 years and the oldest person was Jawahir Floris, aged 99.

BIS was established 46 years ago and is situated on the corner of 7th Avenue and Salaam Street in Belgravia.

BIS incorporates the Masjied and the Belgravia Islamic Society Madrassa.

“We teach approximately 100 children between the ages of five and 19 years in Islamic Studies. I am sure most of the seniors enjoyed the few hours of being pampered and entertained. Fun was had by all, the seniors, the vendors, the supporters and the volunteers,” she says.

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