What is it about Tafta’s traditional Christmas lunches that gives our elders the most pleasure?


Is it the meal itself – a delicious, traditional 3-course treat? Or the company … the cheerful chatter and laughter and party music? Or is it simply the opportunity to get dressed up and go ‘out to lunch’ … a rare delight for many of our elders?

One thing’s for sure – it’s the highlight of the year for these elderly men and women. And they’d be heartbroken if there were no Christmas lunches to look forward to this festive season.

That’s why we’re really hoping we can count on your support now.

Our caterers have pulled out all the stops to come up with a delicious 3-course meal for just R130 per person. There’s a trio of starters, followed by a choice of roast lamb, chicken with herb stuffing, or mushroom, pumpkin and feta wellington. All with roast potatoes and assorted seasonal vegetables. And Christmas berry meringue trifle for dessert.

Nowadays you can hardly get a pizza or a bowl of pasta at a restaurant for that! It really is exceptional value.

But, multiply that by the 1 500 lunches we plan to serve this November and December, and you’ll understand why we can’t do it without help from the good people of our community.

Thanks to you and others like you, the Tafta Christmas lunches have brought festive cheer to our city’s elders for the past 30 years or more. It’s the one time of the year when our community really digs deep, and joins together with us to bring a little festive cheer to our elders.

And even though times are tough right now, I’m hoping that your generosity will shine through once again.

Donate now

If you can give R260 now, you’ll pay for two friends to go to the lunch together. R520 sponsors a table of four. While R780 or R1 040 brings six or eight elderly men and women together to enjoy good food and wonderful companionship.

Any amount you give makes a difference. So please will you use the form right here to make your gift now. You can pay by EFT, credit card or Zapper.

We’re sure that your own festive celebrations will be that much more joyful, knowing you’ve shared the true spirit of the season with those less fortunate. Thank you and may God bless you for your kindness.