FROM PAGE 1Spread Easter joy, a mug at a time >> see story on page 5

2016-03-15 06:00
Robin Hood Foundation volunteers: committee member Robyn Keulder and trustee Liesl Kriegisch gear up for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Easter 2016 campaign. Photo: supplied

Robin Hood Foundation volunteers: committee member Robyn Keulder and trustee Liesl Kriegisch gear up for the Robin Hood Foundation’s Easter 2016 campaign. Photo: supplied

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WITH Easter around the corner Robin Hood Foundation volunteer Robyn Keulder is asking the community to support its “Mugs and Mallows” campaign.

Keulder, who spearheaded the project, has been a member of RHF for many years and has been to many homes for the aged during the Bless-a-Granny campaigns over the years.

“At one of the homes specifically last year, I was so saddened to see the condition of the mugs the elderly folk had to drink tea out of,” she said.

“They chipped to the point that no part of the rim was smooth, some even had no handle.
“Their tea is something they look forward to, and most only get one cup a day. I thought what an easy and inexpensive item to collect.”

"Something we take for granted every day – a simple clean, unchipped mug or cup. Don’t we all have a cupboard full of mugs we only use a small percentage of.
“If you are one of the few who doesn’t hoard mugs, it costs less than R20 to buy a new one. For most, a trip to the drop-off point is all that is necessary. Pairing this campaign with Easter is a great! What a wonderful way to give a small treat and the pleasure of a decent mug."

When asked how she feels about volunteering at the RHF, Keulder said: “There is nothing quite like giving to those who least expect it.
“I love being involved in such an amazing organisation with such wonderful people who make it all possible - people who have jobs and families but still manage to find the time to make a difference in the lives of others.
“The random acts of kindness the Robin Hood Foundation does for people who truly need it, is inspiring to be a part of."

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