It‘s all Greek Cheer at special tea for Christmas fund

It‘s The Herald Christmas Cheer time again. And this time it‘s the Greeks, as well as other good friends, who are bearing wonderful gifts to help folk in need of enjoying something special in the festive season.

And so it was that Beggar-in-Chief yesterday entered an Aladdin‘s Cave of Christmas decorations in Evy Evlambiou‘s scintillating Christmas Shop in the Walker Drive Centre off Kabega Road.

The Beggar got together with Evy, Olga Hafner and other members of the Hellenic community who are to stage a special Greek Tea on Saturday, October 27, at 2 for 2.30pm in the Hellenic Hall. Funds raised will boost this year‘s Christmas Cheer Fund, the charity that spreads goodwill to the poor, the needy and the lonely at Christmas.

Once more, The Herald is seeking funds for Christmas Cheer, with Rodney Gibson acting as treasurer. He and the Beggar are looking forward to contributions from the more fortunate who, year by year, show generosity to the fund. Last year, it rose to a whopping R739 522.

And already there is a humungous figure in the kitty thanks to the women of Port Elizabeth‘s Club 100 who raised a whopping R160 000 in this year‘s Christmas in June two-night extravaganza, with further boosts from the Boardwalk and Pick ‘n Pay.

Donations to the fund may be sent to The Herald Christmas Cheer Fund, Private Bag X071, Port Elizabeth, 6001.