Celebrating Heritage Day one day early, those undergoing treatment at the Rand Aid Association facility sang, danced and acted out their passion for South Africa and its varied people.
The residents divided into groups and each chose a creative way to honour one of South Africa’s cultures, with each act receiving rousing support and encouragement from fellow residents and staff. One resident recited a heartfelt poem aimed at Adél Grobbelaar, who heads up Wedge Gardens:
My Queen Elizabeth, she who plays the role of my Mother Theresa
Mother of all addicts, saviour of all alcoholics
She who floated my Titanic and gave me a second chance at life
Today I don’t just walk, I side step with confidence and this is because you saw my potential and helped me become a better man.
I thank you my Queen Elizabeth.