HONOURED: Organiser Sandra Dee, second right, with, from left, Elizabeth Bantam, 81, Elizabeth Jacobs, 93, and Fatima Carr, 83
HONOURED: Organiser Sandra Dee, second right, with, from left, Elizabeth Bantam, 81, Elizabeth Jacobs, 93, and Fatima Carr, 83
PUMP IT: Mense enjoyed Candice Jackoti’s performance at the lunch
PUMP IT: Mense enjoyed Candice Jackoti’s performance at the lunch
Over 80 golden oldies were treated to a lekker Christmas lunch in Hanover Park on Tuesday.

The annual Fairy Godmother Community Seniors celebration is organised by Sandra Dee, 58, who is the chairperson of the seniors club, in conjunction with Youth Impact and Sustainable Solutions (YISS).

Now in its fifth year, Sandra says she takes pleasure in serving her community.

“We love doing this for our seniors. With the help of YISS, we manage to make the elderly of Hanover Park happy, and this in turn is a blessing on our community.”

YISS Project Manager Naomi Stemmet says their aim is to use youth at risk and train them to better themselves by serving their community.

“We train them in hospitality, hairdressing and other services. Today they are cooking for the seniors and serving them as a form of giving back,” she explains.

“These youth come from various areas in Cape Town and have been given to us through the Department of Social Services.”

Candice Jackoti, 24, from Hanover Park, kept the oumas entertained with her lively medleys of cabaret performances and did a “death drop” that had all the ladies puzzled.

“Het sy nou geval?” asked one ouma.

A death drop is a stunt were a drag artist is standing up and then suddenly falls flat on their back.

Charmaine Theron, 69, says she always enjoys the party with Sandra Dee and friends.

“This is one day I get to enjoy stress-free, and I can dance as much as I want because these are the moments I live for.”

The grannies were treated to a three-course meal and danced until they were klaar.

The oldest aunty was Elizabeth Jacobs, 93, followed by rugby star Nazeem Carr’s ouma Fatima Carr, 83, and Elizabeth Bantom, 81.

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