Hands flew and smiles flowed at a special tea hosted for residents of the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) on Saturday, 12 October.
MODA is incorporated into Rand Aid’s Thembalami Care Centre in Lombardy East, where elderly people living with deafness have their own wing.
The centre’s activity lounge was filled to capacity when around 30 women from St Chad’s Anglican Women’s Fellowship in Edenvale hosted the special fundraising tea. Raffle tickets were sold and all money raised from the event was donated to MODA.
Ds Jaco van Wyk, who holds services for the Effata-for-the-Deaf congregation and who is also Chairman of MODA’s Residents Committee, gave a talk on the background of the association and the Tanglefoot Line Dancers, led by Linda Lewis, provided the entertainment.
“There was so much to eat that many MODA residents decided to skip supper that night. It was a great afternoon. Even Thembalami residents who popped in to see what was going on, were invited to join in the fun,” says Thembalami’s Elize Raath.
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