Fittingly, Wedge Gardens manager Adèl Grobbelaar’s birthday falls on Women’s Day, August 9.
This year, she turned a significant 60 and to celebrate, her colleagues organised a surprise breakfast party on August 5.
“It was the most sanitised birthday we have ever celebrated,” laughs Wedge Gardens deputy manager Estelle Raath.
“Working with Adèl every day is more than working with a colleague; it’s working with a friend. She makes Wedge a place of smiles, laughs and precious memories. As we wish her a very happy 60th birthday, we celebrate the person she is and the joy and delight we all get from working with her.
“She is a very special person who spreads warmth and kindness to everyone she meets,” says Estelle.
A veteran in the field of substance abuse rehabilitation, Adèl has headed up the Rand Aid-run Sanca rehab centre in Johannesburg for 22 years. She has a BA in Social Work (Hons) from the Rand Afrikaans University and a BA in Psychology (Hons) from Unisa.