Forums cannot raise funds

Arthur Pillay, interim chairman of Mitchell’s Plain Older Persons’ Forum

The letter “Seniors’ trip” (Plainsman, February 5) refers.

Mitchell’s Plain Older Persons’ Forum, a member body of the Western Cape Older Persons’ Forum, attended a meeting in Somerset West on Thursday February 6 where we were told individual forums are not allowed to fund-raise.

Funding needs to be justified and requested from the mother body. It is for this reason that I have to retract last week’s letter.

Oasis (Older Adults Serving In Service) will be going on a trip to Goudini from Sunday March 29 until Thursday April 2 next year. Tickets cost R3 000 per person, for four to five people sharing a chalet. It includes transport accommodation and meals will be supplied by Goudini. For more information about the trip call Mr Pillay on 071 415 2511.