Our Story

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Every person and every place has a story to tell and Sunfield is no exception. Our story begins more than twenty years ago when a need to establish a safe haven for intellectually disabled adults was identified by Chris and Lynne Bennett, parents of a young girl with Down syndrome. They pursued their dream to provide a home for their daughter and other intellectually disabled young adults in the Western Cape. Together with a number of other parents they sought to identify a suitable location within an hour’s drive from Cape Town and identified the beautiful and friendly town of Wellington as the perfect place.
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Their dream became a reality when Sunfield Wellington, nestled in the foothills of the Hawequa mountains at the start of the majestic Bainskloof Pass, was founded on 1 January 1991 and registered 28 March 1996.

The doors officially opened in January 1991, with only seven residents. Today we provide a loving and nurturing environment for 96 residents and 10 day-care individuals of 18 to well over 70 years of age.

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