Sometimes you get rewarded for a little effort in the most unexpected way. But you have to see it in that light, or it means nothing.
Last week we did our 67 Minutes for Madiba doing a coastal cleanup on Thysbaai (while the St Francis Birders cleaned a section west of Thysbaai and the St Francis Kromme Trust tackled, together with 95% of the community, the west of Cape St Francis).
It is really hard work, but we were rewarded – for the first time in my life, I have stumbled upon a Nautilus shell. I have to be honest – I saw this “plastic lid” and was a bit fedup to walk the extra distance to pick it up – and then it wasn’t plastic! What an amazing experience, to see and touch the very brittle pure white shell. Not to forget the huge seal sun tanning behind a rock that gave Eric the fright of his life, or the otter spoor we found a little further.
What more can we ask from life?
The opening of the inaugural Nautical Capital Festival held at Port St Francis on Saturday 26 April was a huge success. It is estimated that some 4 000 visitors enjoyed the many activities, stalls, sporting events and demonstrations. The Grand Finale of the Festival Week will be the Concert in the Park on Saturday 3 May. Read more
St Francis parkrun held its 22nd event on Saturday 7 December, sharing the field with SA parkrun Director and Comrades veteran Bruce Fordyce. As always, Bruce entertained the crowd and ran the 5km with St Francis parkrunners – setting a new Personal Best for himself after 88 parkruns! Read more
Please help us raise the money needed for our very special friend, Taryn Roper Kneen, to get the treatment and assistance she needs to beat her Stage 4 breast cancer.
Some of you might know her, others may have met her at my wedding (Cape Town peeps!), and others may have heard me talk about her. She lives in Cape St Francis and is going through her chemo treatments, still needs a masectomy and reconstruction, then radiation….she is super positive and so so brave, but financially they are seriously struggling. She has such amazing friends all around the world and together we are trying to raise the funds for her.
See the attached poster for more information and (such a divine!) photo of Taryn – there are awesome prizes to be won and the draws take place end of August and end of September.
If you would like to buy a ticket please email me (I am the St Francis contact person but can also take donations from my CT friends!) or sms/whatsapp me on 076 5108383.
Please do forward this onto anyone you think could help (I’m afraid I don’t really have everyone’s email addresses esp in St Francis).
Thanks a mil!!!