Sunday Fun-day at Die Buiteplaas!

Youngest exhibitor, Morgan Neveling displaying her jewellery. PHOTO: Supplied

Established ten years ago, Guardian and Angel NPC made it their focal point to reach out and touch the hearts of underprivileged South Africans in and around the Free State.

This is why Die Buiteplaas found it imperative to join the fight against hunger and poverty by opening the gates of their events venue for the monthly market hosted by Guardian and Angel, in cooperation with Die Buiteplaas.

Both initiatives do a vast amount of work to curb the dire need of hunger by supplying food and other donations to 700 children and 350 households. Die Buiteplaas, with initiatives such as the market, ensures that they keep their prices for exhibitors’ stalls as low as possible.

From left, Thea Du Toit,Belinda Neveling and Elana Mellet. PHOTO: Supplied

Elana Mellet mentions that the stalls are often the only means of income for some of the exhibitors, adding that if something is not sold within the hours of the market, the exhibitor has to find another means to fend for that month.

“Donators are always in overflow. This varies from an ordinary member of the community to big companies but because the need is so large, it is seldom enough,” said Thea du Toit from Guardian and Angel.

The market is hosted every second Sunday and will commence from the 17th of September 2023, starting at 10:00 to 15:00, and this will continue right through to the festive season. Donations can be made by the entrance gate as soon as you pay an entrance fee of R10.

Families can enjoy live music by local artists as well and food, beverages, art and jewellery stalls will also be available.

Any form of donation will be highly appreciated. The stall fee for exhibitors is R100. To donate, feel free to contact Thea du Toit at 072-551- 8271 and for more information about the market held at Die Buiteplaas, contact Elana Mellet at 060-988-8465.

Abigail Visagie