Our fundraiser dinner at the end of my fundraising campaign for Operation Smile was a huge success. Congratulations to Riana and Nettie de Villiers for the excellent organization of the function.
Although the function started at 17:00 the first guests already arrived at 13:00. And that was when the big celebrations started which ended only after breakfast this morning.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who attended from as far as the Western Cape. There are no words, with which I can express my gratitude towards you.
We were entertained by the wonderful music of singer Jacques de Villiers, a young and upcoming singer of whom we will hear a lot in the future. Lita Buckley surprised all the KLR riders and guests with a stunning performance of the song “Story of my Life”.
The fundraising campaign for Operation Smile was a huge success. Within the next few days we can give the final amount that was raised for Operation Smile. I believe we will get close to the target, which we set us before the start of the long ride.
How much was raised with the first copy of Kate that was sold to the highest bidder?
R 3 000
No, R 8 400!!!!!!!!
Three photographs taken in Russia and bottles of good South African wine were auctioned off and raised another few thousand Rand.
Thanks to Ben Claassens for the above photographs.
Still it was not the end of the surprises. There was another offer, all the way from faraway Cairo, Egypt, for a second copy of Kate!
Not R 500.
Not R 4000,00.
But R 8 220.00!!!!
Kate alone brought in R 16 620,00 (approx. Euro 1.580,00).
We were blessed with all these donations that will put a permanent smile on the faces of many more children!
It is a good feeling to belong to a society that cares.
“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead.