There’s just over a week to go to Knysna. Its been a frantic last 10 days or so that culminated in an awesome fund raiser at Club 31 this past Friday.
I must admit that I had a few butterflies and nerves before the event because so many people have had a part to play in the evening, a kind of vested interest if you like.
If I’d had the money I would have carried on bidding for Jordy Smiths surfboard! I’ve always wanted to be able to surf. Perhaps one day!
The evening was a success in so many respects, not least because we raised a lot of money for the Chase Winshaw Charity Trust but perhaps what pleased me most is that many of the guests were able to meet Chase and his father Charles. Like me they’re quite taken with the little guy, he has a wonderful warmth about him that’s so evident to everybody that comes into contact with him.
In between helping prepare for the event I spoke at Kelvin Grove Club on Thursday at their monthly luncheon. It was a very pleasant lunch and I was pleased to see some of my friends in the audience. It’s always great to be able to speak to some familiar faces.
In closing for now it would be remiss of me not thank Sue of Big Sports who has done so much to make sure that the fund-raiser was a success as well as Anli of Sovereign who’s always positive and enthusiastic. They’re both selfless and I’m lucky to be able to work with them.
Perhaps the biggest thank you must go to Johno Meintjes who was able to be at the event despite having a major shoulder reconstruction. He too is selfless and did loads of work to secure several valuable auction items.
Thank you also to Doug Worth, my long time friend who stepped in as an auctioneer. He got the crowd going in a big way and I don’t think he realises his talent to hold a crowd’s attention like he last weekend.
I’m off to the gym now with my housemate who also trains with Johno. He’ll take some pictues and I’ll post them this afternoon so you can track my training for my Knysna challenge next week.
Bye for now!
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