Underneath a scorching hot sun, more than 400 people arrived to attend the official opening of The Darling Health, Sport and Education Centre. Close to 200 children waited patiently while the tension and temperature was rising. Evita Bezuidenhout, the most famous white woman in South Africa, welcomed everybody with the words “In Darling we don’t wait for things to happen, we make things happen”.
The community choir, conducted by Bryn Juliana-Jones sang for the guests followed by a dance routine performed by Jikeleza Dance Company. Finally the big moment arrived. Riaan Neethling, chairperson of The Darling Trust, started the countdown and Evita Bezuidenhout, Sabine Plattner and Maude Goliath approached the ribbon. The second they cut the ribbon all the children jumped into the pool. What a beautiful moment! There was not a dry eye or child on the premises!