Dear Friends of Golden Sunbeams

We are fast approaching a long-awaited and beloved tradition by children: our annual Christmas party in the garden of Mondeor Restaurant in Somerset West!

This year, 50 boys and girls from our Helderberg Golden Sunbeam kindergarten are meeting around 20 children from our Kingdom Kids kindergarten. As a reminder: last year the “Helderbergers” celebrated with the children from our Bridge Park Edu-Care kindergarten.

We would like to invite you to spend this day together with the children, the kindergarten teachers, our guests and us:

 On Thursday 08 December 2022
 From 10.00 a.m. for the children / from 12.00 p.m. for our adult guests
 At Mondeor Restaurant, 22 Mondeor Road, Somerset West, (at the N2)    ­

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­ Around 10.00 the boys and girls arrive by bus from Macassar and Sir Lowry’s Pass to happily invade the garden of the Mondeor restaurant. The child-friendly area offers everything that is fun: climbing frames, swings, slides, seesaws and, above all, a circular pool for paddling and swimming! Eating and drinking are almost a minor matter here – unless it’s time for ice cream! Then the little ones, who can hardly be tamed, stand very calmly and patiently in a very, very long queue…

For our adult guests there is an à la carte Lunch at 12.00pm when the adults will have time for in-depth exchanges of ideas.

At around 2:30 p.m., the children are driven back to their townships by bus. But not before accepting the Christmas surprise bags, which have also become a tradition.

Unfortunately, our time and resources do not allow us to celebrate Christmas with all our kindergartens in this way. And because that is the case, we support them in very different ways, adapted to their needs:

Sikuthale Pre-School in Asanda Village is currently one of our largest kindergartens with around 100 children. Here we are planning – like last year – our own Christmas party on site, with Santa Claus and lots of presents.

But our Christmas support can also take a different form, such as at Covenant Kids in Strand: Here we assist around 35 children who are now leaving kindergarten because they will start school next year. We cover the costs of the stationery, because at the beginning of the school year the children need pens, writing utensils, exercise books, etc.
and the parents can barely afford the cost of purchasing these items.

All other kindergartens receive a sum of money from us so that they can organise a Christmas party for their boys and girls – independently and individually.

As always, food and drinks are sponsored by Golden Sunbeams e.V. We would really appreciate donations in support of our diverse activities.

Donation account:

Golden Sunbeams e.V.
Standard Bank
Account holder: Bernd Holtkamp
Account number: 10112371777
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­ The children, kindergarten teachers and ourselves would be delighted if you could celebrate with us on December 8th at the Mondeor Restaurant. Please let us know by December 1st, 2022 whether you will attend.

Until then, we send you our warmest regards from hot summery Cape Town

Britta and Bernd