Si­lent aucti­on boos­ts Hos­pi­ce cof­fers

Graaff-Reinet Advertiser - - Voorblad -

Cam­de­boo Hos­pi­ce re­cent­ly held a most en­joy­a­ble Ca­ba­ret, Art and Si­lent Aucti­on at the Graaff-rei­net Golf Club.

The Golf Club Com­mit­tee very ge­ne­rous­ly al­lo­wed Hos­pi­ce the use of their lo­ve­ly ve­nue at no cost, on con­di­ti­on that tho­se at­ten­ding ma­de full use of their bar fa­ci­li­ties – a most con­ge­ni­al agreement for all con­cer­ned.

Af­ter wel­co­ming the ap­prox­i­ma­te­ly 130 gue­sts, Hos­pi­ce C­hair­man B­ri­an Hough ga­ve a brief out­li­ne of the pal­li­a­ti­ve ca­re ser­vi­ces pro­vi­ded by Cam­de­boo Hos­pi­ce in four lo­cal towns, as well as the re­cent­ly in­tro­du­ced HIV Coun­sel­ling and Te­s­ting Pro­gram which is pro­vi­ded in ten towns in the Dr Bey­ers Nau­de Mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ty. Pier­re S­try­dom then took on the ro­le of Mas­ter of Ce­re­mo­nies for the rest of the e­ve­ning.

K­ris­tin Steyn, de­spi­te suf­fe­ring from flu and a thro­at in­fecti­on, tra­vel­led from Port E­li­za­beth to en­ter­tain the gue­sts with her beau­ti­ful voi­ce. Hos­pi­ce would li­ke to thank Dip­pies Mo­tors in Graaff-rei­net for spon­so­ring her tra­vel ex­pen­ses, and Ju­dy and Zorb Ca­ryr of 4 Roth­man S­treet B&B for spon­so­ring K­ris­tin’s o­ver­nig­ht ac­com­mo­da­ti­on.

Lo­cal ar­tis­ts, in­clu­ding Ja­net King­will, Mar­ge Ar­nott, Sa­rie Reynolds, Wen­dy-lee S­try­dom, Mar­gue­ri­te Be­ne­ke, and Rob Sout­hey, as well as a group of Ja­net’s f­riends from Port E­li­za­beth, do­na­ted beau­ti­ful pie­ces of art­work. Fra­med prints and pho­to­grap­hs we­re al­so do­na­ted to be aucti­o­ned for Cam­de­boo Hos­pi­ce’s be­ne­fit.

Gard­ner Nie­kerk has cer­tain­ly not lost his aucti­o­neer­ing skills sin­ce his of­fi­ci­al re­ti­re­ment and, a­bly as­sis­ted by his wi­fe Ha­zel, ma­na­ged to sell all but four of the i­tems on of­fer. The Si­lent Aucti­on of­fe­red an e­clectic va­ri­e­ty of i­tems in­clu­ding a Bur­ber­ry co­at, je­wel­le­ry, an au­to­grap­hed copy of Gor­don W­rig­ht’s la­test re­ci­pe book, a le­at­her hand­bag, bras­swa­re, sil­ver­wa­re and glas­swa­re, cham­pa­gne and bil­tong; e­very i­tem was sold, in­clu­ding the bund­les of se­cond-hand books.

A w­heel­bar­row, kind­ly do­na­ted by Graaff-rei­net Har­dwa­re, was pi­led high with bott­les do­na­ted by lo­cal re­si­dents. E­ach bott­le con­tai­ned so­mething dif­fe­rent such as wi­ne, ho­ney, guest hou­se vou­chers, and me­at vou­chers. The w­heel­bar­row was al­so aucti­o­ned and fe­t­ched the won­der­ful a­mount of R3400.

The Hos­pi­ce Bo­ard and Ma­na­ge­ment wish to ta­ke this op­por­tu­ni­ty to thank all the spon­sors, the do­nors, and the gue­sts for ma­king the functi­on a won­der­ful­ly success­ful and en­joy­a­ble e­vent.

Lo­cal ar­tis­ts do­na­ted beau­ti­ful pie­ces of art­work. INSET: K­ris­tin Steyn, de­spi­te suf­fe­ring from flu and a thro­at in­fecti­on, tra­vel­led from Port E­li­za­beth to en­ter­tain the gue­sts with her beau­ti­ful voi­ce.

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