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October 2016 Newsletter

Hi All,


By now you should have received your special invitation to the John Peattie House Nativity Play. This will be held on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at 9h30 for 10h00. Please let us know well in advance whether you will be providing a small inexpensive gift for your child/guardian or not. We will be having a “finger lunch” after the play. Feedem will be providing the snacks. For those of you who stayed after the AGM will know what you will be in for. Delicious snacks.

The AGM held on 16 October went well but unfortunately the number of people attending was way down from previous years. Thank you to Feedem for providing a wonderful “finger lunch”.

Herewith are the names of our Trustees and Executive & Management Committee.


Mr Randal Brereton, Mr Jannie Nel and Mrs Heather Roets.

Executive & Management Committee:

Mr Trevor Joyner, Mr Trevor Hart-Jones, Mr Rob Green, Mr Wam Robinson, Mr Edmund Hattingh, Mr John Snedden, Mrs Lynne Snedden, Mr Elwyn Schenk, Mr Lindelani Tembe, Sister Karin Summers & Mrs Anne Kromhout.

Should you wish to contact the committee for any reason, Mr Trevor Hart-Jones has asked me to put his telephone number in the newsletter – 0784567283.

Please remember the raffle that has been organised for John Peattie House. The draw for the many prizes will take place on the 11 December 2016 after our Nativity Play. There is a luxury weekend away in the Cape Winelands, handmade patchwork quilt (single), 12 year old malt whiskey and glasses, voucher (R300) from Dragonfire Beads, Tea & Cake for two at Granny Doris and a Christmas Hamper filled with treats. Tickets are R20 each or R400 per sheet. We still have many sheets that need to be filled up. If you are interested in helping us sell these tickets, please contact the office on 033 3456710. We need all the help we can get.


Pietermaritzburg experienced another massive hail storm on Friday 21st October. Luckily not as bad as the previous one and only minor damage caused.

Thanks to a donation from Mr Hudson, we were able to recover the couches in the big TV lounge.

A learner form St John’s came for 3 hours to do community work.

SWAT Exterminators came on their quarterly visit to spray the Home for cockroaches.


The monthly Birthday party was held for Thabisile (32), Douglas (57), Julile (29), Monica (43) and Karen Grace (31). Thank you to Parklane Superspar for the monthly birthday cake. Thabi and Karen Grace had a birthday party with all the Residents. Alison Myburgh and ladies held a party for Douglas and Monica’s family came to visit on her birthday. Chris and Ushen had belated parties with friends. Thank you to all the parents/guardians who contributed to these parties.

Six weekly haircuts were done. Alan Lentle popped in to see Wendy.

A group of Cordwalles boys came with Jackie Kruger and sung and played happy songs for the Residents. They absolutely loved this. There was much hand clapping and dancing.

Sister Milly gave koeksusters to the Residents and staff for her Birthday.

One Resident who was still on probation was asked to leave after having a very aggressive outburst injuring some staff members and a resident.

Dr Kirkby came for his weekly clinic. He saw and treated Residents for different ailments.


Sagri Archarri started as the new Resident Care Aide Supervisor on 1 October 2016. She has settled in very well.

Take Care

Anne & Karin

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