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December 2016 Newsletter

Greetings All

Season greetings to you and your family. We hope that you had a Blessed Christmas and may you have a wonderful 2017.

On behalf of the staff, we would like to thank all those parents who contributed to our 13th cheque. We really appreciate this generous gesture.

The Christmas Play was well attended. We hope that you enjoyed this festive occasion? A big thank you to Alison Myburgh for all her hard work that she put into making the play a success. Thank you to “Mother Christmas” (Cynthia) and her helper (Lilian). This is always a highlight for the Residents. If anybody has any photos of the Nativity Play could you please email these to the Home – jph@gracenet.co.za. Our photographer unfortunately lost the photographs he took due to a technical error. Feedem provided the “Finger Lunch” which was delicious.

The Raffle was drawn and congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize – Weekend away in the Cape Winelands – Lindy Pohl

2nd Prize – Handmade Patchwork single Quilt – Elwyn Schenk

3rd Prize – 12 Year Old Single Malt Whiskey – Jannie Nel

4th Prize – Voucher to the value of R300.00 from Dragonfire Beads – Beth Nichells

5th Prize – Voucher to the value of R200.00 from Granny Doris – Lesley Walton

6th Prize – Christmas Hamper – Janet Roberts.

Thank you to everybody who helped sell the tickets and especially Harriet Wragg for all the work she put into this raffle. A total of R8270.00 was raised.

We are sad to inform you that Anthony Loxton’s mother, Helen, passed away on 10 December.


The electrician eventually did the wiring for the generator to be installed and Gary built the hut. This installation is thanks to the 31 Club.

The one geyser in Stardust burst and a plumber had to be called out to replace it.

Elwyn re decorated Debbie and Athena’s bedroom with new curtains, duvet covers & cushions. A new built in cupboard was also installed.


The monthly Birthday party was held for Shaunn (51), Sean (32) and Cheryl (44). Thank you to Parklane Superspar for donating the cake.

Some Residents have enjoyed swimming when it has been hot, and a few Residents went to the Zoo and also had a picnic.

Twenty three Residents were away for Christmas. “Father Christmas” handed out presents after breakfast. Residents had mince pies for morning tea (thank you to the Hattinghs) and a wonderful lunch and supper. They had cake for afternoon tea which was kindly donated by the Scoufes.

Dr Kirkby came on his weekly visits and treated Residents for different ailments.


Sr Milly was on leave for 3 days over the Christmas weekend – Karin relieved her.

Mari was away sick for 10 days and Sagri was off sick for 3 days – Karin relieved for her.

Season’s greetings

Anne & Karin


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