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The Red Cross Society WC annual High Tea and Auction on 5 July

By Red Cross Society WC

Support this trusted community care organisation that is ‘always needed and always there’


Limited tickets have recently gone on sale for the Red Cross Society WC annual fundraising High Tea and Auction at the Vineyard Hotel on 5 July, from 3pm to 6 pm. Invest in a ticket today and support one of the Cape’s most effective organisations while enjoying an afternoon of delicious wine and food, and exciting entertainment. There are incredible raffle prizes on offer as well as a chance to snap up some beautiful original artwork at the auction. Join the Red Cross on their journey of hope and buy a ticket today.


The South African Red Cross Society’s mission is to render services to prevent and alleviate human suffering and to foster human dignity by addressing the basic needs of the people. Tracey Botha, Fundraising and PR Manager of the Red Cross says, “Our vision is to provide a humanitarian service that is effective, high profile and dynamic. As an organisation that effectively embraces the multi-faceted needs of the community, the Red Cross is always available no matter what. That is why we can confidently say: ‘always needed and always there!’” she says. The Red Cross is partnering on various community-based projects to educate and prevent issues like drug abuse, HIV/Aids and STI’s in young people, and help vulnerable youth in poor and underprivileged communities. 


Local celebrity Katlego Maboe will MC and perform

Botha says, “We are honoured to invite our loyal supporters to this year’s sought-after event. Come and relax to the sounds of our skilled violinist in this beautiful, peaceful setting. Local TV celebrity, Katlego Maboe, will be the MC and we’re excited to announce that he will be singing a rendition of Angels’. Well-known for presenting the Expresso Morning Show, Tropika Island and Deal or No Deal, Maboe has won multiple South African film and television awards. Botha says, “This reflects his commitment to excellence and quite simply being the best in his field. We are honoured to have him host and perform at this event of a lifetime.”


World-renowned motivational speaker on mental toughness

Also on the programme, is one of the world’s best international motivational speakers, Dr Steve Harris, who will deliver a fascinating talk on mental toughness. Botha says, “Listen as this former world champion sportsman and award-winning entrepreneur aptly translates a powerful combination of his real-world experience, business success and academic insight into a message we can all appreciate. You will come away with coping mechanisms to take on whatever hardships the world is throwing at you.


Original artworks and cutting-edge training opportunities for corporates on auction

“The auction offers guests a chance to buy some incredible original artworks from Oval Art Décor Gallery by artists Nathania Boch, Vicky Sanders and Matthew Bell. Corporates will be able to bid for the Rolls Royce of training from the Thinking Company on lateral thinking. This will help employees break from conventional thought and explore innovative solutions to challenges. The other workshop up for grabs is ‘The de Bono 6 Thinking Hats’ workshop, which guarantees to revolutionise attendee’s way of thinking and pave the way for enhanced decision-making. Total value of the workshop for 15 employees each is over R300k!


Raffle with incredible prizes

Then there is also our raffle with a host of amazing prizes, 1 Pick n Pay luxury hamper, family photoshoots, a luxury sunset catamaran cruise and much more,” she says.


“Another exciting raffle prize is a special, State of the Art caricature drawing of two people by Sean Verster, a world-renowned caricature artist. Sean will also be at the event to draw guests for free. All these prizes are available at the High Tea just for being there – no charge!


There is also the Grand raffle running where a Harley Davidson 72 Sportster can be won, tickets are R150 and are available online at Computicket or at the Money Market kiosks at Checkers or Shoprite stores. 


Limited tickets so get yours now

Tickets go on sale in mid-May for R530 per person and R5000 for a table of 10, for corporates. Buy your tickets now to avoid disappointment on Computicket or at the counter at Checkers and Shoprite stores. All proceeds go to the Red Cross Society WC.


“The agenda is packed with value, excitement and a very real chance to learn. The excellent entertainment, beautiful setting, delicious food makes this a bargain of note, and it’s all for a worthy cause,” says Botha.


Some of the community projects the Red Cross is currently partnering in:


  • HIV/AIDS, STI’s and TB education and prevention programmes aimed at adolescents. New infections among youth and young adolescents is the primary health concern for young people, surpassing even adolescent fertility. Studies indicate that although young people are aware of the epidemic, many at-risk populations are unaware of how to protect themselves, particularly against the misconceptions about HIV/AIDS, like having sex with a virgin can cure the disease. These dangerous perceptions and risky behaviours suggest lack of access to education, economic opportunities and health promotion services, which the programme aims to address.

  • Upskilling children in First Aid training. First Aid training has always been focused on adults, but children are often first responders in emergency situations, especially in communities where younger children are vulnerable, without sufficient adult supervision. Elastoplast has teamed up with the SA Red Cross Red Cross to teach children aged 10 to 13 years in solid first aid training. A programme that has the potential to save many lives.

  • Reducing the likelihood of offenders, reoffending through education, support and prevention programmes to vulnerable youth with #OperationHope Alliance. A recent study showed that about 9 out of 10 ex-offenders reoffend in South Africa, that’s 90% of the prison population of roughly 260,000, one of the highest and most unsustainable in the world. The Red Cross and partners will work with vulnerable youth to reduce the lure of gangsterism and drugs which lands them in jail in the first place, often for petty crimes. This time in jail often turns these young boys into hardened criminals.


To donate to the Red Cross please visit or use the QR code attached.


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