Picnic In The Yard is under the registered NPO called Mngadade which accommodates both parents and children. What we then decided was to start an event 3 years ago with a zero budget depending purely on sponsors and our own money; now we are proud to say we are growing and very excited about the outcomes of event.
For the past 3 years the profits that we make we take it all back to the community. This year we bought 100 pairs of school shoes for underprivileged kids. Next year we want to invest in stationery and uniform for at least for 150 learners.
We (Khetho Ndaba and Nomzamo Kubheka) the event organisers for Picnic In The Yard would like to thank the community of Osizweni and Newcastle surroundings for the support in uplifting and supporting our event.
This prestigious family event is hosted on the 23rd of December every year in Johnstone Farm near Osizweni in Newcastle; where the local talent gets a platform to perform for the guests ( mostly children) and the small entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses.
We start in the morning with a 5km fun walk (which we introduced last year) we have decided to outsource the host for this part of the event to give an opportunity to small growing fitness businesses.
People who have pledged their support for this year’s event are : Bhekumndeni consulting, IdentityU, S. O Mahlalela Radiology services, A. A Ngobeni Radiology, Mtshali eyecare, Ikhasi Events Hall,