18Oct, 2019

Tafta set to spoil guests at Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner

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Pictured above from left to right – back row: Primrose Wellness Centre elders Carol Augustus, Lorraine Pretorius and Merryl Naidoo with Tafta CEO Femada Shamam. Front: Darren Maule, Chateau Gateaux’s Anna Kelly and Tsogo Sun Elangeni and Maharani General Manager Wayne Smith.


Hosted by ECR personality, celebrity and comedian Darren Maule, our annual Gala Dinner on 25 October 2019 at The Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel will include the opportunity to win:

  • Fabulous weekend getaways from Platinum destinations and the Fairmont Zimbali resort
  • A Dolphins cricket team autographed bat sponsored by Hollywood Bets
  • Tsogo Sun hotels dinners at the Grill Jicana
  • A Beverly Hills Hotel High Tea.

Also in the line-up is a Cape Carnival dance item by Tafta’s own elders and music by DJ Rishie. On the menu is a three course buffet dinner which will include a delectable dessert by Chateau Gateaux. All guests will leave with an exclusive goody bag.

Proceeds from this year’s fundraising dinner will go towards the Tafta Home Based Care programme, a free service that sees Tafta carers go into communities to provide basic care services to elders in need. Care provided includes bathing and dressing the elder, medicine administration and basic household help. Demand for the service is growing at a rapid pace and through this event, we hope to raise enough money to both sustain and increase its reach to other needy communities.

Mrs Ritakumarie Singh of Clairwood, says she’s beyond grateful for the aid she receives from her carer Gugu Miya. “I am forever indebited to Gugu, I see her as a member of our family and I truly thank Tafta for offering this service to us,” she said.

Miya, who’s been a carer to members of Singh’s family for over a decade, says she loves the work she does and the opportunity it gives her to serve the sick and vulnerable.

Tafta CEO Femada Shamam urged members of the public to support the event.

“We rely heavily on fundraising efforts to sustain the programme,” she said. “Please help us care for these elders by supporting our Gala Dinner.”

Tickets cost R650 per person or R6 500 per table. To book your table or enquire about using this unique opportunity to network your business through prize sponsorships, please contact Neliswa Makhaza on idpr@tafta.org.za or phone 031 332 3721.