Sandra Janjies from Bontheuwel has been entertaining underpriverledged children with a Christmas party and gifts since 2012. This year, helped by donors, she gave a gift, fed and entertained more than 500 children. See page 3      Tracey Adams  African News Agency (ANA)
Sandra Janjies from Bontheuwel has been entertaining underpriverledged children with a Christmas party and gifts since 2012. This year, helped by donors, she gave a gift, fed and entertained more than 500 children. See page 3 Tracey Adams African News Agency (ANA)

WATCH: Hundreds of kids enjoy Christmas party thanks to Bonteheuwel woman

By Paula Andres Time of article published Dec 13, 2019

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Cape Town - More than 500 children were at the Bonteheuwel Multipurpose Centre where Sandra Jantjies organised her annual Christmas party for local children. The event started with snacks and a dance show prepared by a local dance teacher and ended up with a community lunch and handing presents to all the young attendants.

“We used to pack during the night, when my husband and my kids come back home to help. The load shedding had a big effect because at 8pm everybody had to go to bed, we couldn’t do anything,” said Sandra.

Despite that, after a night staying up working on the presents and food, Sandra and community volunteers who help her made sure the venue was ready for the hundreds of people who were inside and outside the centre.

More than 500 children were at the Bonteheuwel Multipurpose Centre where Sandra Jantjies organised her annual Christmas party for local children. Vide: Tracey Adams/African News Agency

Last year there were around 350 children attending the event, but this year’s participation went above the 500 mark.

“We always print extra invitations, because people come to knock at my door and phone me until the last day,” explained the organiser. “It’s just getting bigger and better every year, more than I expected.”

Children who received invitations were allowed to enter the venue while had to stay outside, but were still given snacks and gifts because of the large number of donations to the cause.

Sandra Janjies from Bonteheuwel has been entertaining underprivileged children with a Christmas party and a gift since 2012. This year, with the help of various donors, Jantjies gave a gift, fed and entertained more than 600 children at her Christmas party. Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)
Picture: Tracey Adams/African News Agency (ANA)
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