Headway Natal Rehabilitation Centre held their annual gala recently at the Westville Pool. Members enjoyed competing in the various races with spectators gathered to cheer on their loved ones.
Headway chairman, Ian Vowles, said that the gala was an ‘enriching experience’. “I don’t think any of these people ever compete in competitions. The aim is to break their last time,” added Vowles.
The theme for this year’s gala was ‘save our oceans’, and everyone pooled their recycling-resources to dress for the day. Competitors and spectators were decked out in creative hats and home-made accessories that made a statement about marine pollution.
Supporting her husband Brian was Dawn Holmwood who created necklaces from soda bottles. “I made necklaces with plastic bottle tops and straws because my husband is an artist and he specializes in marine scenes. He is very conscious about plastic in the oceans,” said Holmwood.
Headway manager, Colleen Marais, said that everyone had made a good effort to dress up. “Everyone has got something to do with saving the ocean,” said Marais.
Members of Westville Pool were happy to support this event. “We love hosting events like this – it’s exciting and helps the community,” said the supervisor, Wilhemina Anderson.
Simply a great event and cause, and a great day for Headway Natal.