Cape Town has a rich and colourful heritage influenced by many different cultures. This year Tyger Valley Centre in association with Udumo Designs is proud to announce its Community Christmas 2018 festive décor to celebrate the diverse cultures and communities of the Cape through a unifying colour palette.

A Community Christmas will include influences by the many diverse communities who played a role in the heritage of Cape Town, such as the Dutch, Khoikhoi, Malay, British and Xhosa.

Says San-marie Vogel, founder of Udumo Designs, who is responsible for the décor: “Udumo Designs is a non-profit company with Level 1 BBBEE status. Our heart is to provide a platform for keen and talented people to better themselves and their communities, helping them to grow and walk in liberty. Our various projects are therefore designed to not only create but to leave a legacy through lasting impact.”

As is the case with all their projects, the focus once again fell strongly on job creation and community involvement to produce the festive décor elements, which in previous years have won the coveted Spectrum Award at the Footprint Awards. Amanda van Zyl is the production leader and provided training to the women, stemming from Smartie Town in Paarl, who handmade the decorations. They have also involved the learners of the Westcliff School of Skills in Bellville in a technical capacity with wire work and soldering.

The festive décor will be visible from 15 November for everyone visiting Tyger Valley Centre in Bellville.

To learn more about Udumo Designs and the work that they do, visit www.udumodesigns.co.za