Remember when Uitenhage Experience events were but a dream for me? I said I wanted to do something different and exciting in Uitenhage, something with a strong empowerment and charity angle…AND I did it
And guess what…I’m doing it again.
Well I’m not doing it solo. Apart from my favourite coffee spot in town coming on board for more events. Thank you Gerald and Sheri from AGAPE!
And thank you so much to By Grace Photography and Design, Tell Your Tale and Events by Jazlin who made last year’s events magical and have agreed to keep the flame alive. Also thank you to Nelson Mandela Bay tourism who have come on board for yet another event.
To those of you who don’t know what the Uitenhage Experience events are, it’s quite simple.
A regular event in Uitenhage where an expert comes to give us hands on interactive lessons about something.
I also do a collection for underprivileged children by offering event attendees little gifts in exchange for their donations.
Mostly I hand make jewelry and so far it has been quite a hit.
We were able to donate quite a bit last year from just three events, where the tickets are capped off at 30.
So what did we do so far?
We started with a Beauty event.
The first event was a Beauty basics event and a photo exhibition. MUA Ranique Roberts shared amazing tips while Deona from By Grace Photography shared her photographic work.
Prizes were on offer from Deona and from Lisa at Siren’s Cove with Walmer Park Woolworth Beauty coming on board as sponsors.
Tell Your Tale gifted every one with a beautiful personalized makeup bag (which I filled with some goodies) and Events By Jazlin went for a beauty inspired décor look. All this was captured by By Grace Photography
A paper craft event
We had a Paper Craft Class hosted by craft teacher and Kunsvlyt contestant Charlene Potgieter (of Kreatief My Lief). S&A Screen Printing came on board as prize sponsors and Tell Your Tale made beautiful craft bags which I filled with supplies and gifted us with our own signage! Events by Jazlin brought the paper theme through in her décor while tourism gave every one in attendance a beaded keychain in honour of national tourism month. By Grace Photography took the pictures.
A personal safety event
We ended the year’s events with a night of safety tips, trauma advice, personal stories, a self defence lesson, safety themed gifts and lucky draw prizes. The defence lesson was by Jameelah Dolley from DKC Karate Club and the informative talk was from Social worker Johanna George. Calm Jewelry and Agape coffee shop spoilt us with lucky draw prizes and everyone walked away with a info pamphlet and a first aid kit I made with the help of Tell Your Tale. The décor was by Events by Jazlin.
The next Uitenhage Experience event is a coffee themed one and I’m looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things with you.