Soné Sings for pet sterilisation

Soné Sings, a fundraiser starring The Voice SA’s Soné Joubert, raised R15 000 for pet sterilisation in Sir Lowry’s Pass Village.

The Voice SA runner up Soné Joubert sings for pets

The event held at Helderberg Rugby Club in Strand drew enthusiastic music fans and animal lovers like, each paying R80 a head for the privilege of hearing Soné sing.

The young singer/songwriter was runner up in this year’s televised The Voice SA competition, and a firm favourite with television viewers. Soné combined her signature Afrikaans ballads, inspired by her idol Laurika Rauch, with popular covers and a couple of hard rock numbers which had the audience on the dance floor in minutes.

The fundraiser was the brainchild of Soné’s colleague, Eileen van der Watt of EberVet Vetshop at Lion Square in Somerset West who, together with Soné, had handed out pet food and blankets to Sir Lowry’s Pass Village pet owners on Mandela Day. It became obvious in the hours they spent there how desperate the need was for pet sterilisation.

EberVet Vetshop Lion Square manager Eileen van der Watt handing out food parcels to impoverished pets on Mandela Day

Eileen and Soné then approached EberVet Community Veterinary Care CEO Dr Hilldidge Beer and asked if she would host a mass sterilisation clinic in SLP if they raised the funding. Dr Beer agreed and the fundraiser was held at the rugby club which generously donated the venue for the evening.

Soné Sings

Soné with young fans Jayden and Janica Joubert at the event

Helderberg Rugby Club’s Basie, a firm favourite with club members, was the four-legged guest for the evening and he loved every minute, rushing around to greet as many visitors as he could.

Basie with club manager Erna Thomas

The EberVet team came out in their numbers too in support of their colleagues, and were soon on the dance floor.

Soné Sings for pet sterilisation

EberVet team members from Country Animal Clinic, Cottage Vet, EberVet Pet Clinic, EberVet CVC and EberVet Vetshops

Lucky ticket holders went home with a huge number of prizes – from a 5-star weekend for two at Sky Villa in Plettenberg Bay to wine hampers, spa and salon vouchers and pet food.

Lucky ticket holders took home these prizes

Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors for their contributions to this fantastic evening:

Nail & Beauty; Die Kuif; Thai Sabai Spa; Fabiano Hair; Healey’s Cheesery and Deli @ Waterkloof wine estate; Jeff’s Bistro; Sky Villa Boutique Hotel; Country Pet Spa; Country Animal Clinic; Mukda Thai Spa; Fiore Garden Centre & Guesthouse; Vergelegen wine estate; Strand Liquor Cellars; Distell; Acana; Hill’s; Vetsbrands; Royal Canin; Bravecto; Milbemax; Dog’s Life and Pet Elite