Stellenberg Estate Selects St Joseph’s Home as Beneficiary
Stellenberg Estate will again open its historic and internationally acclaimed gardens for an annual charity event to raise funds for St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children in Montana, Cape Town.
The gardens will be opened for two days, November 11 and 12, and the proceeds will aid the Adopt-a-Bed project, which has an annual shortfall of R39000 per bed.
St Joseph’s Home has been selected as the beneficiary for the third year running.
Stellenberg’s Esteemed Garden
Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone’s five-acre garden has been featured on the BBC television series Around the World in 80 Gardens.
The 18th-century manor house is said to be one of the most beautiful in the Cape Peninsula, with a classic Cape Dutch façade. It is the subject of the book Stellenberg: The Story of a Garden.
St Joseph’s director Thea Patterson thanked the Ovenstones for selecting the home as a beneficiary for the third year running.
“This presents us with an opportunity to raise awareness regarding the services we provide, and the plight of vulnerable children who are struggling with life-threatening or limiting conditions, and need rehabilitation at our intermediate care facility,” she said.
The Work of St Joseph’s Home
“We have for 82 years pioneered, readjusted, and created a holistic service to provide these hildren with a temporary home which will aid their healing and rehabilitation process.”
Extensive renovations to St Joseph’s, which started in 2014, have been completed and five wards are now in operation.
The gardens will be open to the public from 09:30 to 17:30 on both days. Tickets are R50 per person and R30 for tea or coffee with delicious refreshments. Children under 12 enter free. Lucky draws and prizes will be on offer.
For more information on Stellenberg see www.stellenberggardens.co.za