Leisure Isle a treasure isle for 2 days running
Leisure Isle in Knysna once again became alive during its two-day annual festival. Over 100 stalls catered for all ages and a variety of interests and tastes, attracting plant lovers, food lovers, art and craft collectors, fashionistas and bookworms while little ones were entertained with games and face painting.
One of the stand holders was Die Werkswinkel, run by the Association for Persons with Disabilities (Knysna APD), who celebrated their 25th anniversary on 2 November. Raydene Lewis from the organisation said they managed to raise close to R1 000 on the opening day. “We are constantly trying to raise funds, so the amount will make a world of difference.”
Local chef and businessman Melvin Mene was seen preparing meals for his Tshisanyama stall and Craig van Leeve who was selling T-shirts both said they were well pleased with the turnout at the festival.
The organising committee selected the following charities and community projects as beneficiaries this year: Knysna Sedgefield Hospice, Vermont Old Age Home; Knysna Animal Welfare; The e’Pap Feeding Scheme; Loeriehof Old Age Home; Steenbok Nature Reserve; Hands & Hearts – Emdeni; and Knysna Sea Cadets. Your support will be appreciated by them.
Die Werkswinkel’s Shahida Sam, Raydene Lewis and Tessa Stevens.