Grab your glow sticks for carols charity fund-raiser

Glow sticks are used instead of candles at the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope’s Carols by Glowstix fund-raiser.

You can get your glow on for a good cause at the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope’s Carols by Glowstix fund-raiser.

The event will take place tomorrow, Thursday December 21, at 7pm, at Gordon’s Camp in Glen Road, Glencairn, and proceeds will go to Rotary projects.

One beneficiary is Valley Development Project’s social work programme, which supports children in Masiphumelele and Ocean View, according to Rotary Cape of Good Hope secretary Bev Frieslich.

Glow sticks are used instead of the more traditional candles because open flames are not permitted in Rotary camps.

Proceeds from last year’s event were donated to an organisation that supports abused women and children.

Ms Frieslich said that this year Pastor Shaddie Valayadum, the CEO of The Haven Night Shelter, and his wife, Liza, would sponsor singers Shaun Tait and Chante Beer as well as the sound engineers and the lighting for the event.

Gate 1 on Glen Road opens at 6pm, and the show will start at 7pm.

“People are encouraged to bring picnic baskets, chairs, blankets, and torches. There will also be boerie rolls and cold drinks on sale, as well as bundles of glow sticks and a festive Christmas hamper raffle up for grabs,” Ms Frieslich said.

The entry fee is R50 a person and children enter free. No dogs will be allowed.

Any toys in good condition can be brought on the night and donated to needy children.