An Overstrand resident who supported the fundraising efforts of the Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse (L2L) Ladies Walk for 2020, Esmé Henderson from Vermont, recently won the Lucky Draw at Eastcliff Village Centre. Esmé, who purchased her Lucky Draw vouchers at Eastcliff Kwikspar during early March, had to wait patiently for three months before she could collect her prize from the Big Art Gallery – a Jacques du Plessis painting to the value of R8 000.

Frans Post (owner/manager of the Big Art Gallery), Jacques du Plessis (artist), and winner Esmé Henderson from Vermont.  PHOTO: Taylum Meyer

The nationwide lockdown started just a few days after the annual L2L Ladies Walk ended on 15 March. Each year female volunteers from around the country and even overseas, register to participate in this life-changing event when the ladies walk 100 km along the shore over four days, to raise funds for worthy charities in the Overstrand. This year the charity of choice was The Butterfly Centre in Stanford and the runner-up charity, Overstrand Hospice. The 2020 L2L ladies raised close to a million rand this year.

Jacques du Plessis, a local artist, graciously offered to again donate artwork to the value of
R8 000 for next year’s L2L Ladies Walk. Jacques resides in Kleinbaai and, inspired by the Impressionists, creates typical South African scenes reflecting the beauty of the Western Cape landscape, its towns, harbours, mountains, vineyards and fynbos. 

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