Drive spreads warmth

2017-09-20 06:00
Through Metropolitan’s annual blanket drive, the Kimberley branch donated bundles of blankets to the Helen Bishop Home in Kimberley on Thursday, 7 September. During the handover are from the left Boikanyo Mathobela, Tsheko Sematle, Majesty Jantjies, Mokhethi Moeletsi (all Metropolitan staff), Portia Gwashama, Leonie Soois (two staff members of the Helen Bishop Home) and Tebogo Mokgoro (also of Me-tropolitan).Photo: Boipelo Mere

Through Metropolitan’s annual blanket drive, the Kimberley branch donated bundles of blankets to the Helen Bishop Home in Kimberley on Thursday, 7 September. During the handover are from the left Boikanyo Mathobela, Tsheko Sematle, Majesty Jantjies, Mokhethi Moeletsi (all Metropolitan staff), Portia Gwashama, Leonie Soois (two staff members of the Helen Bishop Home) and Tebogo Mokgoro (also of Me-tropolitan).Photo: Boipelo Mere

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Through its blanket drive, hosted annually from June to September, Metropolitan in Kimberley has donated bundles of blankets to the Helen Bishop Home in Kimberley on Thursday, 7 September.

The donation was part of Metropolitan’s community support initiative through which it reaches out to the less fortunate under the slogan “An extra blanket is always in need”.

Kimberley branch manager Tebogo Mokgoro explained that the drive was also part of the company’s initiative to give back to the community that has kept it alive for over 115 years.

“We have been in existence for more than 115 years through the people. That is why we saw the need to return and give back to them,” said Mokgoro.

“It will remain our priority as a company to serve the people, because we are here for them and through them.”

Upon accepting the donation, the kitchen coordinator at the home, Leonie Soois, expressed her appreciation. She said it was never the wrong time for any donation to the centre, and winter would return next year.

“Each and every donation, big or small, is appreciated and is always welcomed with open arms.

“We always appreciate the love that continues to be spread to us by everyone within the community,” said Soois.

She encouraged the community at large to treat their fellow community members with love and respect.

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