Being a unique part of the off-field entertainment
Miss Varsity Cup and Miss Varsity Shield has become a highlight that makes the Varsity Cup such a major success. Young ladies from the various participating campuses are dominating the initiative by entering the competition to showcase their inner beauty by mixing a significant amount of passion for sport and giving back to their community through rugby.
The 12 Miss Maties Varsity Cup finalists have been Inspired and mentored by the reigning Miss Varsity Cup Joy Mashego.
Kay-Dee Adams, one of the 2017 finalists, spoke on behalf of all the girls.
“We are blessed with the opportunity to be involved with the “Keep the Aggro on the field” campaign backing our boytjies and more specifically being involved with the L’Abrie de Dieu Safe House, shelter for abused women.”
The finalists have been visiting the Safe House and pampering the women, making them feel beautiful again and reminding them of their worth. All agree that it was a humbling experience that touched each of them deeply.
“We saw in the eyes of the women what it meant to be brave, to stay strong and to carry on.”
Maties most beautiful ladies are excited to be actively involved in Safe House, and part of their contribution towards the Safe House currently is helping to find sponsors and donors for the Safe House’s Building project. They are also running a raffle in order to raise funds towards the needs of the shelter.
“We are so happy to see the dreams and goals of a selfless initiative which counsels and supports abused women and children within our Stellenbosch region, are progressively becoming a reality and the community.”
A message from the finalists:
“To the strong and courageous women at L’Abrie de Dieu: Take those words from Rupi Kaur, ‘The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it.’ We want to say: You are incredible, you make this world a little more wonderful. You have so much potential and so many things left to do. Better things are coming your way, so please hang in there, you can do it.”
“Trying to move mountains everyday as a team with Godfidence, makes us not only fighters but more so overall winners.”
Safe House wishes to say a BIG thank you to these inspiring young women for everything they have done. You are all beautiful inside and out, and we wish you all the best in your future.
Inspired to become a volunteer? Perhaps you want to make a donation? We’d love to hear from you. You can become a Friend of the Safe House by committing a small monthly amount, of your own choosing, to our work.
Varsity Cup Finalists 2017:
• Annemika Kearney
• Tamsyn Jack
• Retlametswe Losaba
• Tenielle Jonkers
• Kay-Dee Adams
• Nicola van der westhuizen
• Daniella Jacobs
• Carla Truter
• Lethukwenama letsoalo
• Yemurai Muchenje
• Victoria Leigh Parker-
• Kanja van der Merwe
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