Don and Carol Gaynham, Probus President Bob Davies, Des and Dawn Lindberg and Janet Davies.
A cash injection for the Naledi Theatre Awards was the result of legendary entertainers Des and Dawn Lindberg’s very special guest appearance at the Thornhill Manor Probus Club’s monthly meeting on October 16.
The couple were pleased to be able to share many of their experiences over the past 50-or-so years with the 110 people present – most of whom were their contemporaries. They did this in a novel and highly entertaining fashion, including amusing anecdotes interspersed with songs written especially for the occasion, as well as some older ones that brought nostalgia dripping down the cheeks of many of those present.
It was a rousing, fun-filled evening described by many as the best entertainment ever in the Manor.
The Thornhill Probus Club presented the Lindbergs with a donation towards the Naledi Theatre Awards and a further cash donation was raised by passing a collection box around the audience.
The Naledi Theatre Awards were founded by Des and Dawn 11 years ago and are recognised as the Premier Awards event on the Gauteng theatre calendar. Its mission is to recognise and reward excellence in the performing arts, to raise the profile of live theatre and to create awareness of the abundant talent alive and well on our SA stages.