Aug 21, 2017
In her golden jacket and hat Helena Esau from Surrey Estate just outside Cape Town, celebrated 100 years of life this past weekend.
When the Shoprite Group heard that Helena was celebrating her 100th birthday and her community was surprising her with a party, we wanted to be a part of this special milestone. We decided that only a 1mx1.5m cake would be good enough, and when we handed it over we felt her excitement and appreciation.
Helena spent the day with family and friends from her community. Her daughter, Johanna Solomons says her mother knew it was her birthday, but didn't expect the party.
Helena has 34 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
As a business with heart, Shoprite supports the communities in which we operate.