Easter joy at Tarentaal village

Tarentaal retirement village driver Samson Mogadi and the village’s trusty golf cart – aka the Bunny Express – gave Mr Delivery a run for its money on April 9, 2020.

Determined not to let the Easter weekend be a lonely and uneventful time for residents, management of the Rand Aid village organised a wonderful surprise.

Samson slowly drove the Bunny Express – which was loaded with hot cross buns – from block to block and the traditional Easter treats were handed out to all residents. Keeping a couple of metres away because of social distancing, the housekeeping staff accompanied the Bunny Express, singing and dancing for the entertainment of residents.

 “We felt we had to do something special for all our residents during the challenging lockdown,” explains deputy manager Laetitia Goosen. “Residents felt very special and some became quite emotional.”

All Tarentaal’s office staff and management were involved, as was Rand Aid social worker Ulricka Beukman.

Driver Samson Mogadi at the wheel of the Bunny Express, which was used to transport the hot cross buns that were handed out to the residents.

Residents Maryna van Zyl and Merle Toblib (on the balcony) during Tarentaal’s Easter parade.

Gail Brown, the widow of former Rand Aid CEO Rae Brown, was not forgotten on the day.

Andreas and Maria Ferencz had happy smiles on their faces as they watched and listened to the housekeeping staff’s performance. Andreas made sure to document the occasion.

Toni Rogers, singing and dancing with the housekeeping staff.

Resident Gladys Mashaba shows her appreciation.

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