Eatery raises funds for girl with cerebral palsy

2018-04-19 06:00
Gabriella Dry (seated) with her mother Nicole. PHOTO: supplied

Gabriella Dry (seated) with her mother Nicole. PHOTO: supplied

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OVER R20 000 was raised towards treatment for South Coast adored youngster, Gabriella Dry at a special comedy show held at the Mozambik restaurant on Wednesday.

Dry suffers from spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy as well as epilepsy which inhibits her from talking, walking or crawling. The comedy show was held to help raise funds for her trip to India for stem cell treatment.

Mozambik owner Johan Muller said he decided to lend a helping hand in order to show the love and compassion given to him by God.

“Ella is a special young lady and has needs which we as a community can assist with.

“I know there is lots more we as a community can do for so many people, but we have to start somewhere and having met Nicole, Kevin and their lovely family at Mozambik, God has placed it in my heart to start by assisting Ella”, Muller said.

The event was two-folded, starting off with the Laugh Out Loud stand-up comedy show hosted by On Fire Comedy. Comedians keeping the crowd in stitches were Neville Pillay, Kelvin Stoffels, Jem Atkins, Mo Vawda, Tony Caz supported by popular band, The Gentry.

The second part of the show was the auction by attendants where all proceeds raised were handed over to Gabriella and her family. A total of R9 200 was raised during the first show and the second part managed to raise almost R19 000.

“I would like to thank the entertainers and all the sponsors and most of all, the patrons who made the event an awesome evening. Without them we could not have made it what it was.

“It was an honour having all of you on board and I do hope that this is just a beginning of what is yet to come,” said Muller.

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