An Evening with Deborah and Gary Kirsten

On Saturday 20 August 2016 Siphila Sonke hosted ‘an Evening on the Couch with Deborah and Gary Kirsten’. Deborah, who is an accomplished speaker and author of “ Chai Tea and Ginger Beer”, and Gary, who needs no introduction – especially to his cricket fans – spoke about their family, marriage and the juggle of this with their extensive travels and Gary’s career. Their anecdotes were filled with humour and interesting facts and made for an enjoyable Saturday evening out!

Their talk was complimented by delicious food and drinks – hot ghluwine was served as complimentary drink on arrival and was followed by a supper of hearty homemade soups, Peregrine Farm Stall breads and cheese platters and ended with tasty homebaked macrons and cupcakes! Thank you to all our chefs!

Thanks to all those that attended and made this such a successful ‘guest speaker fundraiser evening’ for Siphila Sonke. Thank you to Deborah and Gary for coming to Elgin on behalf of Siphila Sonke, and thank you to Catherine and Selborne Boome for having them to stay for the night. Many thanks to Alistair Smith for being MC for the evening (yet again!). Thanks to all our volunteers who helped before, during and after the event! Our thanks too to all those that sponsored wine and food for the evening; it is always gratefully appreciated as this helps us to keep the costs down and funds raised to a maximum! Last but not least, a very big thank you to Liz Wood and Mike Butt for offering Siphila Sonke use of their wonderful venue and staff at Rockhaven!