Makhanda's Jerusalema Dance Challenge in Pictures
Tuesday, 29th September 2020
Hundreds of Makhanda residents took to the streets recently to dance for Makana organisations that are committed to improving the safety, health and sustainability of Makana and its residents.
Gathering at the Church Square on Sunday, 27 September, Makhanda residents came in their large numbers to take up the popular Jerusalema Dance Challenge as an effort to raise funds for two community initiatives: Makana Revive! and McKaiser Old Age Home.
The idea was originally initiated by Ladies 1st driving school owner Anna-Maré Herselman alongside other Makhanda residents Danika Pearson and Francois "Frankie" van Eck . They appealed to the Makana community to come together and unite after the City experienced a year full of socio-economic challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event soon grew legs as a fundraising initiative to assist community initiatives like Makana Revive! which assists in maintaining the roads and McKaiser Old Age Home that cares for the elderly.
The Jerusalema Dance Challenge appeal also received several volunteers like Photographer Luthando Mpofu and support from organisations such as Makana Tourism to help market the event and Hi-Tech who assisted with a full and visible security team.
Herselman said: “Our fundraiser was a huge success. We managed to raise just under R4 000. This event was extremely uplifting and it was an amazing experience to see how Makhanda people can unite in dance! The vibe was incredible and I'm extremely proud to be part of the Makhanda community,” she added. She thanked all those all who assisted to bring Makhanda together.
Over 500 participants danced in the event with large crowds of people cheering from the side lines. The event went as far as attracting the broadcast media from SABC to the radio station, 5FM.
Relive this amazing day through these photographs available here.