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Launch of new Westlake Primary School

04 Sep

Westlake Primary held its grand opening ceremony on Friday August 26, 2011. The Principal of the new Primary School is Landie Diamond, with whom the Emmanuel Educare has close ties as most of the Grade R children at Emmanuel will progress to Grade 1 at Westlake Primary less than a kilometre away. Two news reports […]

Women’s Day in Westlake

26 Aug

The Westlake Women in Action, who are part of the Westlake Community Foundation, celebrated Woman’s Day on the 18th August, when 160 beautifully dressed Westlake women walked down a red carpet decorated with rose petals, into the community centre hall where they were pampered. They had their nails done and had shoulder massages. The Avon […]


29 Jul
Glenville September (Westlake community) and Dave Barnes (WUCT)

The Westlake United Church Trust Annual General Meeting Celebration was held on Monday 25 July 2011 at 6.00pm ┬áin the Westlake Community Centre Hall. Principal of the pre-school, Eleanor Lawrence was the master of ceremonies for the event, and after her opening welcome Rev David Gray led the opening prayer. This was follwed by a […]

Chronic Diseases Support Group News

27 Jul
Chronic Disease Support Group  Westlake - Tues 26 July 2011 039

36 members of the Westlake Chronic Diseases of Lifestyle Support Group had a busy morning today (Tues 26 July ’11), when a visitor, Glen, came again to do breathing exercises with them in the hall. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst learning new breathing techniques. Afterwards they had their sugar levels taken by Thobeka, one of […]

Cadiz Steenberg Classic cheque handover on 24 May

22 Jul

The Cadiz Foundation recently handed over a cheque for R 150 000 to WUCT. The funds were raised at the Cadiz Steenberg Classic Golf tournament. The cheque was gratefully received by Dave Barnes, Manager, and Jamie McGregor, Chairman of the Trust. This is not the first time that WUCT has been a grateful recipient – […]

Masivuke Food Garden moves

20 Jul
Linah's new garden - 19 July 2011 009

Linah is very proud of her new garden. She has moved from behind the Community Hall to a new allotment in Lynx Way as her old site is to be developed into a playground. As you can see, she now has a tunnel (and is waiting for some seedlings to go in it), and recently […]

TUTU Tester in Westlake

19 Jul
Tutu Tester in Westlake - Sat 16 July 2011 022

We were thrilled to welcome the TUTU Tester to Westlake on Saturday 16 July. The TUTU Tester comes under the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, in partnership with US Aid and the French organisation, Alliance Francaise Developement. It is a highly sophisticated research mobile clinic,undertaking free TB and HIV testing (including CD4 counts), Blood Pressure monitoring, […]

Mandela Day : Hip, Hip, Hooray!

18 Jul
Assistant Teacher Shirley distributing gifts to Grade 0 learners

Happy Birthday, Madiba! The children at the Emmanuel Educare Pre-school at the Westlake United Church Trust were blessed abundantly on Monday 18 July 2011 which marks the 93rd birthday of Nelson Mandela. Not only is Reddam House School working to improve the Emmanuel playground by installing a super new jungle gym, irrigation system and roll-on […]

Orphans & Vulnerable Children outing to Waterfront

29 Jun
OVC outing to Waterfront - Sat 25 June 2011 021

On Sat 25 June 2011, we took 26 of our orphans and vulnerable children (ovc’s) to the Cape Town Waterfront. The day began with Terri Martin arriving at the Community Centre with an armful of blankets – each child was given one. Thank you Terri for your extreme generosity! Then we were all transported in […]