The South African Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands is proud to announce its support of the “A chair for you is a bed for a child” luncheon to be hosted by Jonkheer (Sir) Charles Eijkelboom and his partner Mr René Parent on 2 November 2014, in aid of The Homestead, a homeless shelter for street children in Cape Town, that was established in 1982.
The Luncheon will be hosted at the “Bloemendaeltje Restaurant” in Amersfoort and guests are expected to contribute 100 Euro per seat in order to sample unique and tantalizing culinary delicacies as well as a varied entertainment programme. In addition to this, local businesses such as the well known “De Cheff’s” and friends have donated generously to this worthy cause.
The proceeds of the Luncheon will go towards buying suitable beds as well as the carrying out of valuable renovations and maintenance to make the place a more homely and loving sanctuary.
It is also important to note that on 2 February 2014, Merresrs Eijkelboom and Parent hosted a benefit concert in aid of The Homestead in Amersfoort where about R100 000 was raised for the homeless shelter to construct a soccer pitch, purchased sporting equipment and to assist with other needs at the Shelter. This project has been successfully completed and serves as a testimony to the love and affection that exist for South Africa in the Netherlands.
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