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Supporting ECD Through an “Evening of Music”

As a non-profit organisation, we are always looking for new ways to fundraise and support the thousands of children and hundreds of practitioners who rely on our services. 

On Saturday, 25th of February, KET held a fundraiser at Simola Hotel. “Evening of Music” was a magical night of Broadway, Opera and Ontario music by Christiaan Snyman, Albie van Schalkwyk and Quarter2Four String Quartet.

We are grateful to each and every attendee who supported this event, proving how big the hearts are in our little corner of the Garden Route. Two people even drove all the way from Port Elizabeth to attend!

The event took place in Simola Hotel's Piano Lounge

In the spirit of celebrating KET’s 30th year of operation, one couple pledged to sponsor 15 children’s education through the Adopt a Child’s Education Programme – on condition that the audience match their 15. We were amazed when our guests exceeded this number, resulting in 20 children’s education being sponsored on the night and a further 15 from the original couple who pledged.

Furthermore, our “Wishing Tree,” which had various options for sponsorship, was extremely well supported – with sponsors donating to our feeding scheme, sponsoring toys for our occupational therapists to use with children who have special needs and funding two Fonix literacy and Numba numeracy kits for classrooms.

The Wishing Tree, where attendees could learn more about our programmes and explore ways to support ECD

During the interval, attendees gathered in the hotel’s restaurant to enjoy dinner before continuing with the show. We were very fortunate that local businesses supported the evening by donating lucky draw prizes, which were drawn and awarded after the interval.

We’d like to that the following organisations for making this event possible – Simola Hotel; Simola Spa and Gym; The Eastford Neighbourhood Charity Initiative; Anthonij Rupert Wyne; Featherbed Co; Food Lover’s Market; SOCA; The Safari Club Knysna; Milk & Honey; Hello Gorgeous; COSMEDic; and Wild Iris. We would also like to thank the artists who displayed their work and donated pieces for the silent auction – Faith du Plessis; Claire Miller and Lesley-Ann Hoets. 

Children from The Learning Tree Model Preschool opened the evening with a few songs. The quartet gave them a short lesson on string instruments before the show