A night to remember
Stepping Stone Hospice’s third annual ‘Come Whine With Me’ event drew over 140 ladies to Glenvista Country Club on the evening of Tuesday, 8 August 2017.
Guest speaker and author, Elanie Kruger, touched the hearts of everyone with her incredible story of survival after being held captive as a sex slave. Her book From Playground to Prostitute is currently in re-print, with talks underway to make a movie of her life story. She spoke candidly about the work she does now to clamp down on human trafficking, sharing some very sobering and eye-opening statistics for the ladies to take note of – especially when it comes to keeping track of children’s online activity.
Debra Wait from Nicholson Smith Distillers got the wine tasting underway with a selection of delicious red, white and rosé varieties, while Trevor and Marelize Howard from Jubilant Gift Boutique in Alberante wowed the ladies with their beautiful exhibition of exclusive gifts and products.
Hospice CEO, Tersia Burger, thanked the ladies for their generous support and spoke of Stepping Stone Hospice’s ‘next chapter’ – a future Hospice Village, complete with adolescent wing to provide specialized care for children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. She also presented the organization’s current ‘Last Wishes’ fundraising campaign, which highlights some of the behind-the-scenes work that Stepping Stone does to help fulfill, where possible, the final wishes of patients.
The evening ended with a lucky-prize draw, which included a midweek break for four in Dullstroom, kindly sponsored by Trevor and Marelize Howard and won by an elated Elani Fox.
The evening was the perfect precursor to National Women’s Day in celebrating the power of women and the difference they can make by uplifting, encouraging and supporting one another.
Caption: Women of strength and courage – ‘Come Whine with Me’ guest speaker Elanie Kruger (seated) with Stepping Stone CEO, Tersia Burger.View Gallery