Inyoni Creek Retirement Village in Lyndhurst celebrates 10th anniversary

Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters and her adopted grandfather Claude Pearce at the celebration.

 

The residents of Inyoni Creek Retirement Village celebrated its 10th anniversary on 11 July.

Spokesperson for the Rand Aid Association, which runs the village, Cathy Grosvenor said, “A full programme of fun ended with residents lining the wooden walkway over the village dam to release their balloons en masse and give thanks for the beautiful village they call home.”

Inyoni Creek residents release balloons in celebration of the 10th anniversary.

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The celebration had a surprise guest in the form of reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, whose ‘adopted grandfather’ Claude Pearce is an Inyoni Creek resident.

Grosvenor added, “Demi-Leigh has been visiting the village since Claude, who is part of her extended family, moved in to the newly-built complex 10 years ago.”

A three-course meal was enjoyed and despite a divine apple crumble, residents found room for the specially-baked birthday cupcakes afterwards.

The very first residents of the village, Graham and Dawn Kemp, were present and were reminded of a time when Inyoni Creek had little grass, few plants and all the residents had more hair.

The Servest team creates a special birthday blessing for Inyoni Creek.

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“It is a little piece of heaven among the turmoil of South Africa,” said emcee for the event, Peter Moore. The village has put together a desk calendar in commemoration of its anniversary. It includes photos taken over the years by Inyoni Creek residents.

Edited by Stacey Woensdregt

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