The LIV Donor Appreciation Tea is such a highlight on the LIV annual calendar and this year was no different! On the 14th of June 2019 we invited all our donors, no matter in which capacity they have supported the village over the course of the last year, to come enjoy a cup of tea and a scone in our “home.”
Creating something beautiful for our donors, is always a nice challenge when we have very limited funds available. Therefore, the Donor Tea is normally a family affair where everyone pulls together and help. The Marketing Team, LIV4Change students and some of the mothers baked delicious sweet things and the morning of the tea everyone rallied together in the culinary kitchen to prepare delicious sandwiches and wraps for our special guests.
The décor was wild flowers picked in our very own Cottonlands and caused for quite an adventure over the hills and far, far away. The wonderful LIV4Change marketing interns had a massive role to play in this expedition…
The weather forecast looked gloomy but proved to be just a prediction and, typical to Durban and any LIV event, the sun came out just as the first guests started entering through the gates.
It is always an amazing privilege to welcome our donors to the village. Without the generosity of these individuals, churches and corporates we will never be able to do what we do. Our ECD children performed three songs for our guests – this put everyone in a very good mood (the cute factor is real…) and then some of our high school students showcased their talent by reading poems to the guests. The wonderfully talented LIV Choir performed a few songs and throughout the day our released stars, Justin Zulu and Muzi Gwayi, entertained the guests with background music.
We would like to leave you with the thank you letter one of our high school students wrote and read to our guests. This depicts the heart behind the LIV Donor Appreciation Tea so well as it comes from one of the children whose life has been directly impacted by your generous donations.
Please check out Justin Zulu’s single, Bad Things, and support our boy who is trying to make a name for himself in the music industry!