Miss Greensleeves fundraiser a suc­cess

Go! & Express - - Scene On The Go! - THANDEKA NTLONTI

CHAR­ITY goes a long way, es­pe­cially when the lives of lit­tle chil­dren are touched. Greensleeves Chil­dren’s Trust, to­gether with Mod­els Agency, held a fundraiser at Hud­son Park Pri­mary at the week­end.

The Miss Greensleeves Spring Tea fundraiser raised R4 200 which will as­sist the trust in buy­ing sand­wiches and fruit for a week.

Me­lanie Bruyns of Mod­els Agency has been work­ing with Greensleeves for four years and com­mends them on their good work.

“I have seen the Greensleeves chil­dren grow up with con­fi­dence.

“This event was open to any­body to par­tic­i­pate, whether they be­long to an agency or not. The func­tion was a suc­cess, as any fundraiser that can cre­ate a form of in­come for Greensleeves, al­ways is. The func­tion can only grow and de­velop each year,” she said.

Greensleeves cur­rently houses and feeds 43 chil­dren and with no gov­ern­ment sup­port, they de­pend on the com­mu­nity to lend a help­ing held.

“We want to raise aware­ness as we are strug­gling to fund ev­ery­thing. We would like peo­ple to come on board and as­sist the trust,” Greensleeves founder Dianne Lehy said.

“It costs us R110 000 a month to run the home and rais­ing that amount is get­ting harder and harder.”

Mod­els Agency en­cour­aged Lehy to con­tinue her ef­forts marked by love, pas­sion and en­thu­si­asm.

“She is mak­ing a huge dif­fer­ence in th­ese chil­dren’s lives. The chil­dren of Greensleeves can be proud to have such a car­ing, com­pas­sion­ate and kind per­son who guides, helps and teaches them how to sur­vive in the world,” said Bruyns.

Pic­ture: THANDEKA NTLONTI

RAMPING IT UP FOR A CAUSE: Mod­els Agency mod­els who took part in the Miss Greensleeves fundraiser had great fun do­ing so for char­ity. The mod­els are pic­tured here with the win­ners, seated from left, Lu­bizo Vuso (11-15 years), Heather Ed­wor­thy (16-24 years) and Dayna Marais (7-10 years)

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