AN EXPERIENCE TO BEHOLD
The dinner in the dark has become an eagerly anticipated bi-ennial premier event on the LOFOB social calendar. The great night came where friends gathered to share a scrumptious five-course meal, a funfilled experience in the dark and above all an opportunity to experience for a moment what it is like to be without sight. High profile executives, auditors, lawyers, drivers, clerks and supporters from all walks of life joined in a show of solidarity with the over 500,000 blind and partiallysighted persons in South Africa.
Guests explained afterwards how this awesome event made them aware of blindness and enhanced their sensitivity. “ It was scary when I put on the blindfold and had to be led to my table” said one very excited guest. Blindness is reported to be the disability with the highest incidence in the Western Cape and although friends at the dinner had a glimpse of life without sight there are many that would never have the opportunity to remove their “blindfold”.
Time rushed by as friends chatted and the host entertained the diners with some interesting lucky draws. To qualify for some of the spot prizes guests had to identify the number of dots on a domino by sense of touch.
Generous sponsorship was received in the form of tickets for corporate tables, ingredients and decor.
LOFOB acknowledges the gifts received. We appreciate the support of participants, some who sponsored tickets and could not attend and others who paid for their seats at the table or gave cash donations. These are:
The Executive Mayor of Cape Town; Element Investment Managers: Brimstone; Evolution Group; Pick n Pay (Suzanne Ackerman- Berman); DCA Chartered Accountants, SA; A & H Salvage; R J A Loss Adjusters; African Kaleidoscope Events; Bham Tayob,Khan and Matunda, QS; Nussbaum Foundation; Organsie family; Quinton Pavitt; Mr & Mrs Shira; Mogamat Abrahams (Tabit); GN Derris Attorneys:Yolanda Smith; Jerome Jacobs; Prof (Jattie) Bredekamp; Alec Sassman; Abduraghman Cassiem; Brent James; Hayden Thomas; Beryl Pillay; Felix Superette; Nina v d Velde: Deidre Williams; Lee Lakey & Co; Adv Alan Small; Dr Mtutuzeli Nyoka; A M Sports; Mbali Dlula; R Naidoo; Cassandra Layman; Munier Levy and LOFOB staff(personal cash donations).
Southern Sun, Waterfront and Newlands
Pick n Pay
Shelly’s Health and Beauty Spa
FOOD AND DRINKS:
Quality Beverages; The Real Beverage Company; Peninisula Beverages; SG Convenience
Akbar Dairies: Dew Fresh; Cape Town Market; Kaapse Spens; Quality Veg; Fairview Farm
Blue Marine (Bidfood); Waltons Stationery (Bidvest); Checkers Meadowridge; Mr Poultry; Crazy Store Busy Corner Butchery; Springbok Halaal Butcher; Victoria Moslem Butcher; Coricraft (parent); Imhoff Farm; Picker’s Meat Market; Fruit and Veg, Access Park and N1 City; Woolworths Tokai; Cool Bananas Grassy Park Hotel(Grenadine); Aroma (Grenadine); I & J; Plumstead Fisheries; Osman’s; Sonnendal Dairies; Orley Foods; Megan’s Meringues; Cecil Vinegar Works; LOFOB Pre-school parents; Pureau Fresh Water Company; Siraaj Roomaney; Yunisha Fashions; Flavourite; Sea Harvest; South Bakels; Elite Cash and Carry
EQUIPMENT, DECOR, FURNITURE
AV Staging Works (Sound equipment); Viscount Hiring (Tables); The Table Cloth Hiring Company: Something Different (Lamps); Display Scenes (Draping): Blend Event Life (Glasses); Tuffy Brands (black bags); Flash Components (torches); Bid Air (blindfolds)
CHEF - Steven Abecrombie and crew incl Grassdale High School hospitality students
CONFECTIONER - Sharon Alexander (Choc Chic)
SOUND ENGINEER - Peter Wyngaard
MAITRE D’ - Ryan Gerber
ARTISTS - Keeno Lee; Chantal Hartzenberg
PREP STAFF - Lofob staff and volunteers;
CHROME EVENTS PARTNERING LOFOB
LOFOB appreciates the support given by Chrome Events Management Specialists in planning, sourcing and management of the event. Chrome Events can be contacted on 0763409855.
A BIG THANK YOU TO LOFOB VOLUNTEERS AND STAFF
LOFOB could draw on its bank of youthful volunteers who assisted as waitrons. The staff of LOFOB worked hard behind the scenes to make the function a success.