Back at Reddam Field, our stand proved a popular focal point for people arriving for the party. Board member Fehraad De Nicker brought in the crowds by running a fun, interactive game whereby people paid R20+ to pop a balloon attached to the nether regions of our gorgeous volunteers, Gage Abell and Jordan Chandler, win a spot prize (ranging from wine and V&A Waterfront vouchers to tequila shots) and learn a fact about the shelter. We raised about R2,500 through this! Guy Hamilton, our resident psychologist, and his partner Jurgen also did a great job interacting with partygoers, raising more awareness about what we do and collecting more money.
A massive thank you to the prize sponsors: Ben Wei, Redemption_Burgers, Blokes Hair, Checkers and our Board members for their individual donations.
Another huge thank you must also go to Cape Town Pride and OUTReach Africa for donating R30,000 to us!
All in all, it was a great day for the Pride Shelter. As always, our fondest thanks go to Matron Jan for helping with the preparations and to Derick de Kock, who went beyond the call of duty to help make the event a success. He also collected the largest individual amount with his collection tin ...over R800!
See you at Cape Town Pride 2018!