St David’s 75th Jubilee Circles of Friendship

The Circles of Friendship campaign was conceptualised as a way to connect our St David’s community during St David’s 75th Jubilee Year in 2016 and beyond, through giving circles around mutual areas of interest at St David’s. Several Circles of Friendship continue strongly to this day, including:

  • The Friends of the Arts Circle (founded by Marina Appelbaum, and now headed by Tanya King), which has already raised over R100 000 towards cultural development at St David’s
  • The Book Club Circle (the very first circle, launched by the Swop Shop Moms in 2016 and run out of the Swop Shop, led by Joanne Oertel), sells good-quality second-hand books in support of the Fr Bernard Brewer Bursary Fund. The Book Club Circle also has a stall at the annual St David’s Christmas Market. Since inception this circle has raised over R30 000 towards the Bursary Fund
  • The Water Polo Circle (launched in September 2017 in support of sports development, specifically around water polo, and headed by Kirsten Ferriman-Else and Jeanine Cooper) have supported events such as the Water Polo Currie Cup held at St David’s. The circle has raised over R75 000 since its launch and has been able to support several boys in need, by covering their water polo tour costs, as well as development costs and requirements for water polo at St David’s