Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:00


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The Kraaifontein community was up and about early Saturday morning as young and old made their way to the third Rachel's Angels Market day. The day started off with a 5km Fun Run which was opened by members of the local Santos Football Club. The Fun Run, themed Superheroes for our planet, was in support of the Earth Hour initiative and challenged all participants to come dressed as a superhero.

Kraaifontein 4Some of the interesting outfits included a suit made of newspaper and dresses from recycled plastic.

The SA's Got Talent finalist group, Limited Edition Drum Corps, started the day's festivities off with a bang. Performances from SAMA nominee singer and MC, Byron Clarke; SAMA winner, Axene; the jazz group, Blackkurrant; and the all girl group, La Vuvuzela; kept the crowd of 5 000 on their feet throughout the day. The stage came alive when local groups Execution, Evolution and SPG wowed the crowd with their hip-hop routines and daring moves.

Kraaifontein 3Enthusiastic moms queued to enter their babies into the Rachel's Angels baby competition and the Mr and Miss Rachel's Angels competition had the crowd screaming for their favourites. Garry Scott-Engelbrecht from Ravensmead High School and Charlynn Philander from Malibu High School were crowned as Mr and Miss Rachel's Angels 2011.

Twenty Western Cape high schools were pitted against each other in race to showcase their entrepreneurial acumen and also raise funds for charity.

The winning school, Bernadino Heights High School, which also played hosts to this year's Market day, raised more than R38 000 with Schoonspruit High School short on their heels with an amount of R19 000. Malibu High School's stall, California, won best looking stall on the day. Gordon Secondary won the prize for best marketing on the day and Tuscany Glen Secondary won the best product prize.

Kraaifontein 2"I'm grateful that we have the opportunity to contribute to at least creating self opportunities for entrepreneurs in the future. And this is our way of giving the learners a chance to find out if they like being an entrepreneur," says Professor Rachel Jafta, Chairperson of the Rachel's Angels Trust.

A portion of the funds raised during the day was donated to two Kraaifontein charities – the St. Raphael Pre-School Centre and the Kraaifontein Home for the elderly and disabled.

The day would not have been possible without our sponsors, Eskom, Bokomo, Safari, Woman360, Rene Joy Make-Up Artistry, Essie Cosmetics and De Grendel Wine Estate.

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