The official handover of a new 23-seater Mercedes bus to Camphill School (the chosen charity of the 2019 Lighthouse to Lighthouse Ladies Charity Walk) took place at the school on Monday morning. During this momentous occasion, Camphill School’s principal, Jeanne-Marie Botha, expressed their sincere gratitude to the L2L ladies and praised them for the phenomenal work they do for the community.
Among the special guests present were Elnora Gillion (Overstrand Municipality Deputy Executive Mayor), Robert and Nicolette Johnson (Patron of L2L), Estelle and Bern van Niekerk from Spar (L2L sponsor), representatives from Mercedes and members of the L2L Committee. The Camphill learners were very excited to see their new bus and delighted the guests by performing a few songs for them. The bus will be used to transport students to and from the school.
Camphill School was established in 1952 as an independent, special needs school located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The school has offered generations of children with intellectual and other disabilities the opportunity for high-quality education and care. It is one of only two small, special needs schools in the largely-rural Overberg region and it caters for both day and residential learners aged from 5 to 19 years. Using a curative educational approach, the school not only offers pupils individualised education in small classes, but they also have access to a wide range of therapies, an educational psychologist and a social worker.
Jeanne-Marie wished all eight charities shortlisted for the 2020 L2L Ladies Walk, the best of luck with their presentations on Wednesday 14 August. The L2L presentation evening will take place at the United Church Hall at 18:00, when all attendees will have the opportunity to cast a vote for their favourite charity. The shortlisted charities for 2020 are the Butterfly Foundation, Overstrand Hospice, Child Welfare Hermanus, Learn to Earn, Flower Valley ECD, SOFCA, Kleinmond Child & Youth Care Centre and Kids Can! Kleinmond.