Adult centre to host potjiekos fundraiser

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GOOD CAUSE: Residents of McClelland Adult Centre, some pictured, will be the beneficiaries of the Cambridge Lions Club’s potjiekos competition to be held later this month

THE Lions Club of Cambridge selected McClelland Adult Centre for the Intellectually Impaired to be the beneficiary of a Potjiekos Competition fundraiser next Saturday.

McClelland Adult Centre, a registered non-profit organisation established in 1952 by retired schoolteachers, Major T H McClelland and his wife, is a residential and protected workshop facility that caters for the needs of the intellectually impaired community.

“We hope to generate much-needed funds for our centre with the potjiekos competition. We are trying to find 20 potjie-entrants which will equate to R1000. We currently have 13 entries so we hope to secure more potjies before the 25th.

“Entrants are also expected to donate the contents of their potjies to our centre which we will sell to the public at R20 per dish. We are hoping to have a good attendance on the day so that there will be enough people to buy the contents of the 20 pots. Any leftover food will naturally be distributed to the residents in our three hostels on the premises,” said McClelland Adult Centre manager, Lizette de Lange-Peach.

The potjiekos competition is open to all at an entry fee of R60 per pot per company or person entering. The competition will be held at the centre and the event promises to be a day filled with lots of fun and entertainment. The centre decided to use the opportunity to simultaneously have an open-day were they will be selling handwork and baked goods to the visitors.

“This event is however not just a fundraiser but also serves as an awareness campaign for our centre, so many people do not know about our centre and of the wonderful work we do here. “We would like people to support the handwork made by our residents from our craft shop and some of the delicious biscuits they make in our baking kitchen,” de Lange-Peach added.

Any donation or sponsorship will be welcome and anyone who wishes to participate can contact 043-741-1193 or 083-280-1793.

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