A last look at Proms 2016

A thank you to all our Promenaders for supporting us as we Celebrated ‘Going for Gold’ this year: the two evenings were both fantastic, the music was enchanting, the spirit overwhelming.

On Thursday evening, The Proms Committee of The Rotary Club of Wynberg hosted 7 members of the Newlands Station of the Volunteer Wildfire Services to a dinner-meeting at the club. We were joined by others who helped make the Proms special:- our partners at Rotary Club Sea Point, the Wynberg and Steenberg Rotaract Clubs, and our marketing team from Jenny Handley.

But instead of me talking, let me share with you the contents of an email sent to us by Geraldene Corder, Fundraiser at VWS:

Firstly thank you so much for a wonderful evening and for the company, I really enjoyed it

It goes without saying that we are totally blown away and thrilled by the generosity of Rotary Wynberg.  To be nominated as a beneficiary of any fund raising event is in itself fantastic but to be the beneficiary of such a large amount of money on top of that is incredibly humbling.  I was fortunate enough to be at one of the performances and it was amazing – I loved it; watching and seeing people having such fun was indeed a wonderful change to all the political events and realities of life that were happening at the time and I found it refreshing and inspiring.  It also made me realise that events like this are not just about raising funds, it is about bringing people together, raising awareness of each other and what good is done ‘out there’;  more than that the ripple effect of laughter and fun resonates for a while amongst all those who were there and gives us all a window of light in a sometimes worrisome world!!

Volunteer Wildfire Services would not exist without the support of people and organisations like yourselves and the funds we are given enable us to continue doing what we are passionate about and to the best of our ability. This R150 000.00 from Rotary will go a very long way towards equipping our members with all the firefighting equipment they need, keeping it up to date and ensuring that our firefighters are as safe as possible when they put their lives on the line.

It is thanks to you – our guests, friends, Promenaders that we were able to hand over the cheque of R150 000 to the Volunteer Wildfire Services.

Till next year:

The City Hall is booked! Richard Cock is booked!!  The Organising Committee is preparing to meet, because….

Last Night of the Proms 2017 will be held on the 22nd and 23rd April 2017.