Out And About: Friday 5 December 2014

“Please remember others in need” were the words spoken when as a group we dropped off gifts and a R1000 Checkers voucher at Al Noor orphanage.

Al Noor Out And About: Friday 5 December 2014

Al Noor (image courtesy of Go4Word)

On Tuesday I was out and about with Checkers thanks to an invitation from Go4Word, attending this years’ #AllYouLove4Less Christmas dash. We started our morning with a coffee tasting and Greek biscuits and then headed out to participate in a trolley dash to choose Christmas presents for 39 children who live at Nazareth House. We were given a list with their ages, and a budget of R4000 from Checkers to spend. We split our team into the number of children in each age group and I have to thank each and every one of my team members for the great effort they made in choosing the best gifts! Jeani, Kath, Cath, Nina, Bernice and Dylan you guys rock and even though we were not the winning team (I was pushed out of the way so that the other team could claim this victory) we won the hearts of these children, and that is what counts. After our trolley dash we headed to lunch which included wines from Checkers Odd Bins selection. Once we had eaten our full, we went to the orphanage to present the children with gifts. This was a humbling experience and makes me determined to carry on with my theme of grace and gratitude for the year to come. If this was not enough of a gift, we were sent home with a goody bag including a bottle of MCC, Christmas crackers and salt and pepper grinders.

All You Love 4 Less Out And About: Friday 5 December 2014

All You Love 4 Less

Disclosure: I was invited to attend this function and my invitation was not based on me writing a blog post. This is in line with my blogging policy.

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About Tandy

I am passionate about regional, sustainable and seasonal produce. I live in Gordons Bay in a cottage with my husband, our three dogs, a tortoise and a fish. We are busy building a house which is an adventure all in itself. Each year we visit a new place to experience the food of the area.

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Out And About: Friday 5 December 2014 — 22 Comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more Tandy. I always remember those in need by either volunteering my time of items during this holiday season. Such a wonderful enlightening post.

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  2. What an awesome activity to be invited to partake in. I always feel guilty buying presents for my kids, thinking I should only get them one thing or two and be buying for others. We have groups like Angel Tree that we get involved with. And love the spirit of giving at Christmas. Looks fun! Love the colored buildings in the photo, just what I imagine South African building to look like, all colorful and full of life =)
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    • I like the idea of getting the kids to do a clean out before Christmas and donate what they no longer use / need so that their gifts have more meaning.

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  3. Sounds like a such wonderful day Tandy. Being the hand to actually give is a wonderfully humbling experience.

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  4. What a lovely event to attend and you guys are so generous! Grace and gratitude is a great theme to aspire to as well!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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