Once again, the good people of Durban responded in their hundreds to make sure our elders had a Christmas to remember. Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored a festive meal for men and women living in Tafta residences, or attending one of our wellness centres or clubs.
The festive season was very different this year … with social distancing, hand sanitiser and masks reminding us all of the ever present threat of Covid-19. Following the spike in cases in mid December, some of the lunches had to be cancelled and we delivered ‘takeaways’ instead to our residents. Regardless of whichever form the lunch took, it was greatly appreciated … especially by pensioners who can’t afford extra treats and festive fare on their limited income.
Staff went all out to ‘deck our halls’ with beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, baubles, ornaments, tinsel and flowers, to create such a merry, festive atmosphere, while the Robinhood Foundation ensured there was a beautifully wrapped gift for every one who attended.
When we asked some of the guests what they liked best about the lunch, many said, “Everything!”
“Our Tafta Park lunch had to be a takeaway due to Covid restrictions, but was thoroughly enjoyed at our cottage. Thanks to everyone who donated and the staff who worked long hours to put it altogether, much appreciated.” (Marion Kippin)
“The Christmas lunch was delicious. Thanks to all who who donated towards it – much appreciated.” (Sigrid White). “Thank you Tafta; it was a scrumptious lunch. Also a big thank you to the sponsors and the Robin Hood foundation for the beautiful gifts.” (Gana Govender)
People like you made it happen. Because without your generous donations, it wouldn’t have been possible to serve thousands of festive meals to Durban’s elders.
Thank you for having a heart for elderly people, and for giving generously to make sure they were included in the joy of Christmas.
If you would like to help keep the spirit of loving and sharing alive all year long, please consider making a regular donation to Tafta, by clicking the button below and choosing the monthly giving option.