On Tuesday, 28 August, the Beauty Grootboom Foundation hosted a well-organised luncheon to celebrate the widows in Mkhondo who lost their partners due to HIV/Aids.
The luncheon event was hosted at the Town Hall and started at 15:00. The programme director, Bheki Mthsali, welcomed the guests and asked Pastor Sifiso Phakathi to open with Scripture and Prayer.
The welcoming was conducted by Mr M. Kunene, Mkhondo Local Municipality’s Manager and Mrs Sonia Dedekind was the guest speaker of the day. The Executive Mayor of Mkhondo, Honourable Cllr. V.M. Motha also addressed the guests and delivered an inspirational message to all the widows who attended.
Mrs Dedekind, together with Beauty Grootboom, handed out food parcels and blankets to the guests after which everyone enjoyed a deliciously prepared meal. The guests enjoyed entertaining conversations amongst each other whilst listening to music. Beauty Grootboom delivered her speech and thanked everyone for their continuous support with her projects throughout the year.
She also encouraged the audience to never lose hope, but to always have faith. What a lovely way to bring an end to Women’s Month 2018!