(First Saturday in October)
Our annual fete is something of a Heatherdale institution, having been run for the last 50 years. A wide range of stalls offer food, furniture, clothing, and just about anything else you can think of, and are run by volunteers from the Methodist Church, local schools, and other companies and organisations.
Besides being our biggest fundraising event of the year (in 2010, we were able to raise around R95 000), the fete is also a great opportunity to network with people and build partnerships.
Expect plenty of wonderful bargains and displays and lots of fun and games for the whole family.
To donate items, or volunteer your services: phone 021-696-5116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or our Secretary Vilma Williams email@example.com
Annual Fundraising Dinner
Every year, we hold a fundraising dinner (it could also be a breakfast, lunch, or even “high tea”), where we invite special guest speakers, and also report on the year’s activities and what the plans are for the following year. People get to hear how Heatherdale functions – about our special approach to childcare and about some of the amazing success stories coming out of the Home. People are invited to book individual seats or sponsor tables. There are usually around 150 people who attend.
Our annual street collection happens at various times of the year and in various areas across the Peninsular (as determined by the local Municipality). Our last Street Collect, held on Saturday 12 March in the southern part of the Peninsular (Wynberg to Simon’s Town/Fish Hoek), brought in R9050.00. We are grateful to the various shopping malls, who gave us access to their property and therefore their clients, who gave very generously. Growth-Point (Property Managers), Pick ’n Pay (Tokai), Fruit & Veg and Spar (both Tokai), Sun Valley· Mall and Long Beach Mall all “came to the party” and gave us access to their clientele.· Our next two collections are happening on 1 July and 12 November, 2011. Updates of suburbs covered will be provided later. A number of the Methodist Churches also supported us by having a special collection that boosted our income.