Two hundred ladies dressed in coral colour attended the popular annual fundraising ladies breakfast hosted by Tanya Tostee and Nikki Smith on Thursday, 6th March at the Coastlands Hotel in Umhlanga. The event, which comprised a full morning of talks, tea, socialising, prizes and retail therapy, was enjoyed by all.
Talented cabaret singer, Tonya Koenderman put on an amazing show and entertained the ladies with her incredible voice.
The first guest speaker for the morning was Michelle Nicholson from Dermalogica who spoke on skin ageing and tips on general healthy skin basics. Second guest speaker and cancer survivor, Catherine Clark from 'In the Pink' shared her emotional journey with the ladies and based her talk on eating healthy. Who knew being healthy could be fun, tasty and rewarding?
Through the ticket sales and a raffle, the event made a record R22 980 which will be used by The Sunflower Fund to build the South African Bone Marrow Registry. The more donors on the Registry, the more hope children and young adults diagnosed with leukaemia have of finding their 1:100 000 life-saving donor match.
Guest Speaker, The Sunflower Fund's Stephanie Berry paid tribute to the compassion, kindness and selflessness of humanity and encouraged guests to become bone marrow stem cell donors by phoning The Sunflower Fund's toll free number, 0800 12 10 82, and receiving a form to present at their closest SANBS Clinic. It only takes two test tubes of blood to become a donor and if you are a perfect match there is no surgery involved.
A big thank you to the organisers Tanya Tostee and Nikki Mitchell, The Coastlands Hotel Umhlanga and all the generous sponsors who donated wonderful items towards each guest's goodie bagas well as a host of other gifts and vouchers for the lucky draws.
For more information on The Sunflower Fund or how to become a bone marrow stem cell donor please visit
or call toll free 0800 12 10 82.