Monday, 27 July 2009

Decorex 2009

Above: One of our products going up to Decorex this year!

For the second year in a row, The Darling Trust will be taking part in Decorex in Johannesburg from 6-10 August. We are SO excited!

Veyonne Solomon will be going as a representative of the Darling Craft Cooperative, which is a project of The Darling Trust. The products must be delivered to Cape Town on Thursday as they will be taken up by truck in advance. Veyonne will be flying up to Johannesburg next week Wednesday and will be there for a week. It is a very big responsibility to represent the cooperative, but Veyonne is very much up for the challenge. She points out the seriousness of her role - she's representing not only the 5 other women in the cooperative, but also their families who depend on them.

We're working hard to ensure that the Darling Craft Cooperative is fully prepared for this event. And judging by the enthusiasm and hard work, we're going to do brilliantly at Decorex!

For more information on the Darling Craft Cooperative, please click here. For more details on Decorex, please see their website. We exhibit as part of the CCDI Western Province Pavilion and the South African Handmade Collection. More details here.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

A message from Tannie Evita for Mandela Day

A message from Tannie Evita inviting local Darlingers to mark Mandela Day. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Darling darlings,

Nelson Mandela has asked everyone to spend 67 minutes doing something uplifting in their community on his birthday.

If you haven't yet committed yourself to painting the clinic, feeding babies, taking old people to the doctor, planting trees, reading the Bible to prisoners, feeding animals at the SPCA or helping the Groeneweide inmates to use the internet, why don't you meet us at the Perron on 12h00 noon sharp on Saturday 18th July.

Bring rubber gloves and some garbage bags and let's spend our 67 minutes cleaning the main road of our town.

Happy Birthday Madiba!

- Tannie Evita

For more information on Mandela Day, please see their website

Friday, 10 July 2009

Would you like a Xmas present from Tannie Evita?

Every year at Evita se Perron, Evita Bezuidenhout puts on a season of Xmas in July. The event is in Evita's inimitable style and is one of the most popular shows at the Perron. In fact, many of the shows are already sold out! For more information on the shows, please see the Evita se Perron website.

This year, we are launching a fun little fundraiser to run alongside the season of Xmas in July. It's a raffle and the prize is a present from Evita Bezuidenhout herself! Tickets are being sold in our Craft Centre and are R10 each. Although the raffle is aimed at people coming to watch the show, I thought I'd let you all know about it in case you'd like to enter from afar!

You can buy as many tickets as you'd like! Just send us your name, email address and telephone number and fax it (along with proof of payment) to +27 22 492 2851 or email it to us. Our banking details are available here.

Good luck! Here's hoping that you are one of the lucky ones to receive a present from Mrs Evita Bezuidenhout!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Our July Newsletter

I've just uploaded our July Newsletter up on our website. Take a look! And as always, feedback is very much appreciated.