Scores of people gathered at Westridge Gardens on Sunday to enjoy a Christmas event hosted by local Everton Football Club supporters, better known as the Cape Town Toffees Supporters’ Club. Inside they were greeted by music, an army of Disney characters, fun rides and the Young Guiding Stars Christmas band.
The club teamed up with NGO, Audacious Women to bring some festive cheer to 20 young orphans, ranging from two months to 12 years, who all form part of a Safe House Project in Mitchell’s Plain.
Hannah’s Place of Safety in Westridge, managed by Janine and Deon Fabe, has been adopted by the two organisations as their charity of choice for the foreseeable future.
The highlight on the day was the arrival of Father Christmas who came bearing gifts.
Toffees chairman, Rodney Brown, said he is very happy with the efforts and contributions by their team and their families.
“We all have a civic duty to get involved by just adding a little value to the next person’s life. There are no excuses. I’m pleased our team could contribute in our own way, whether big or small.”