Garden Party a roaring success

This year’s fundraising Garden Party was our best ever, raising more than £1,500. The glorious summer weather ensured that a crowd of supporters joined us to celebrate Mandela’s Centenary and raise money for schools in South Africa.

We were serenaded by Senegalese musician Abdoulaye Samb and entertained by a showcase of dances from South Africa and around the world.

Guest speakers included South African Deputy High Commissioner Mr Golden Neswiswi, who praised the contribution of women in South Africa and more widely in the solidarity movement. Mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Sally Littlejohn, and Stella Creasy MP also addressed the event, while Thuso’s Chair Mmapula Tiladi Small gave visitors an update on the charity’s work.