85 Villiers Drive, Clarendon, Pietermaritzburg, 3201 jph@gracenet.co.za 033 345 6710

September 2016 Newsletter

Hi All,


The Home participated in Casual Day on 2nd September. All 500 stickers that we ordered were sold. Next year we hope to double the order. Thank you to all those parents/guardians & friends of JPH who bought and helped sell the stickers.

We would like to remind you that the Annual General Meeting is being held on SUNDAY, 16th OCTOBER 2016 at 09h30 for 10h00. Feedem will be catering for the “Finger Lunch” after the meeting. Please remember to let us know whether you will be attending the meeting and if you will be staying afterwards for the “Finger Lunch”. Mrs Hurlston and Mrs Wragg will be selling raffle tickets at the AGM. There are some wonderful prizes up for grabs. The draw will be done in December at the Nativity Play. Mr Schenk appealed for any parent/guardian could donate an item to put into a luxury hamper.

Please remember that we are a beneficiary of the “MySchool” Fundraising project. This is an easy way to help fundraise for the Home. Visit their website on www.myschool.co.za and fill in the application form if you are still not registered with them.

Mr Schenk has organised 30 tickets for the Barnyard Theatre production of “Hollywood Walk of Fame” on 28th October 2016 in Durban. Please support this fundraising initiative. Tickets are R150.00 each. This is a good opportunity for that end of year “office party” or a good evening with family and friends. Please contact Lilian ASAP at 033 3456710 to book those tickets before they are sold out. Attached please see the advert for this production.


I have also attached the John Peattie House Pledge Form that can be used by you to promote the “Sponsor a Resident” fund raising initiative to help those Residents in need. For more information on how this works, you can call Lilian or myself.

Thank you to Phil & Trixie Scoufes and Augusta Country Estate Golf Club for donating a JoJo tank and 7 Wheelchairs.


No major maintenance problems cropped up this last month. Just the usual blocked and leaking pipes and things broken by some of the Residents.


The monthly Birthday party was held for Alex M-Burton (33), Kristi (33), Luke (34), Piet (55), Christopher (55), Zanny (40) and Ushen (28). The monthly Birthday cake was kindly donated by Parklane Superspar. Pat Harry and ladies from St John’s United Church also attended the party and bought a present for Zanny and contributed to the party goodies. Alex M-B had cake for tea with all the Residents on her Birthday and Kristi celebrated her Birthday by having cake and cool drinks with all the Residents as well. Alex H. and her friends enjoyed banana bread for tea.

A braai was held for some of the Residents next to Sunrise veranda. This was thoroughly enjoyed by the Residents. Thank you to the Hurlston’s for their contribution to the braai.

Alison Myburgh and ladies held their monthly Chapel Service. The six weekly haircuts were done.

The Oribi Workshop Residents have also been going on a Friday as there is so much work there at the moment.

Jolene went to Ireland for a month to visit her brother.

Dr Kirkby did his weekly clinics and saw and treated Residents with different ailments.


Wendy Landsberg voluntary resigned on the 2 September. Karin and Anne have held interviews for the vacancy of Resident Care Aide Supervisor. After short listing two possible candidates, we asked that each lady spend the day at the Home interacting with the Residents and staff. The new Supervisor will start on 1 October and will train with Meryl before being put on her shift. Daphne came back after 2 weeks leave. Shaks helped out for one weekend while Daphne was away.

We hope to see many of you at the AGM this year.


Take Care

Anne & Karin



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