Shaking Nigel Boerefees
What a huge success and absolutely fun day with the entire family!!!! With over 600 entries for the charity walk, 25 stalls and the support from the Nigel community, I feel blessed to say that the Boerefees was a huge success.
The main focuss of the Shaking Nigel Boerefees, was to raise funds for our local children’s home Villa Liberi. Earth Owl hosts a community project each year in an effort to give back to our local community, through a poll, we asked Nigel who they would like to support and allocated our efforts towards the cause.
Thank you Villa Liberi and your entire team for allowing us to make a difference. With R 72 000 funds raised for your organization per year, I trust you will only be able to grow from greatness to greatness. Thank you for all the love, support, time and effort you put in for the children, because that is the difference they need to grow into beautiful successful adults and have meaningful futures.
Starting off with the potjiekos Competition, I just need to say it was such a close call. The attention to detail each contestant put into their themes were mind blowing, not to mention the flavours of each potjie. Congratulations to Bos Bru, who won the R 12600 getaway prize to Tzaneen, you guys are going to LOVE the experience. Thank you to Pizza Pasta, Team Bonfire, Bunny’s on the Beach, The VLU, Etienne Tucker, Jan-Jan and Team for participating in the competition!!!
Our local talent Jean Diedrick made a huge vocal impression by performing blues, rock, country and folk throughout the day. He is truly a talent that deserves so much in his career and I remain thankful for knowing such a brilliant talent as him. May you grow into the musical artist you deserve to be for South African music.
The children had fun in the sun with our bubble bath waterside, jumping castle and bokdrol spoeg competition. Thank you to Bianca and Nadene who made it possible by taking care of the young ones whilst the parents could take some time to relax.
John Vorster High school was one of the main supporters of the day by ensuring and securing most of the 3km walk entries for the fundraiser. I cannot express my gratitude enough for what John Vorster means to the community. The school has a standard of its own, and that is excellence or nothing. Thank you miss Esna Terblanche for the focuss you have put into these children to ensure they have grown up to be responsible young adults!!! John Vorster lives up to their name, Volhard en Oorwin!
Moving towards the 3k charity walk! Thank you to Kingdom Warriors biker group, who made time available to shake Nigel out of its seams by leading all the participants in our 3km fun walk. Thank you for all the prayers done for our town, may we grow from glory to glory.
I especially want to thank Johan and the whole of the NCOP team for ensuring the safety of the participants. Not only did the NCOP guide the route and secured safety, they provide continuous suport in our Nigel community by keeping our town and it’s people safe. You guys are heroes in my eyes and I have so much respect for what you guys do and your loyal commitment to this town. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all during our event, may your buckets overflow with blessings and abundance!!!!!!!
As the sun started to set, we opened the dancefloor with our line dancers from Generation Dance School. Their dance talent was out of this world and kept everyone well entertained. They even opened the dancefloor for everyone else by covering the dancefloor with traditional mielie Meal. I’ve never seen children and adults dance so much with so much joy than on the Shaking Nigel Boerefees.
Last but not least, I would like to thank all our sponsors, without your support, this event would not have been possible.
Thank you to our main sponsor Titan Global Wheel, for bringing your arch and setup, it made the entire day just feel more festive, your team had so much sports with us, with such lekker spirits!
The potjiekos Competition would not have been such a popular hit if it wasn’t for our sponsor The Waterwheel Retreat, who made it possible to sponsor a 3 night getaway for 12 friends to the most beautiful resort in Tzaneen. Thank you Ian for making this possible!
Thank you to Amicos, your involvement to our community has always been such an anchor. Thank you for your support during the walk and also ensuring that this day was made possible. All love and respect to your team of warriors. Thank you so much for what you mean to our town and it’s people. You remain family!
Thank you to the Kostmart Group. Thank you for your loyal support and willingness to always help. Thank you for being a community player and contributing to the upliftment of Nigel and it’s people!
RBB, thank you for your love and support, even before the event, you ensured that the day was made possible and continually supporting our efforts in making Nigel a beautiful fun and safe town to stay in! Thank you for your love!
Finally I would like to thank Chamberlink, Gym 2000, Tyre Rack and our private sponsor for your contribution to this event. You all are such community players and rock solid businesses that mean so much to the growth and economy of Nigel. Thank you for your willingness to help us make a difference in the hearts of little ones. Without companies like you, there is no love and support within a town!
On a personal level, I would like to thank my Earth Owl Team. Santana Pestana, Bea Lubbe, Ansie van Staden, Tialane Barnard, Nadene and Bianca for all your blood, sweat and tears in helping to put this vision together. Thank you for being the team I can rely on and who never backs down on a challenge! Excellence or Nothing, you guys truly pulled it off and I am super proud of you! Until the next one….
Earth Owl Greetings with love and respect to all who participated in our event, each donation and each foot that attended the Shaking Nigel Boerefees.
Until the next one
Earth Owl, Growing The Future