Welfare gets helping hand

2017-06-20 06:00
The Welfare Society Fundraiser, Mrs Ellen Attwell, and Social Worker, Mrs Promise Magubane, from left: Grade  2 learners, Gcinukhanya Hadebe, King Ike, Awethu Zondi, Sbahle Zwane, Ziyanda Mthombene and Amahle Ndlovu. Photo: Supplied

The Welfare Society Fundraiser, Mrs Ellen Attwell, and Social Worker, Mrs Promise Magubane, from left: Grade 2 learners, Gcinukhanya Hadebe, King Ike, Awethu Zondi, Sbahle Zwane, Ziyanda Mthombene and Amahle Ndlovu. Photo: Supplied

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WHEN John Wesley School principal Darron Tarr asked pupils and families to help the Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society, with a grocery item, he was confident his call for help would be heard.
This request to the John Wesley School community followed an appeal published in the Pinetown Fever in April, announcing that the food stores of the Child and Family Welfare Society were running seriously low and that this was impacting on their ability to help the less fortunate.
The John Wesley School pupils, parents and staff supported the initiative and donated soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, canned food, rice, porridge, nappies and other non-perishable food items to the society’s food stores. Two supermarket trollies, filled to the brim, were handed to the society recently.
John Wesley spokesperson Lilian Corden-Lloyd said: “We are proud to say that our John Wesley School community rose to the challenge, and we in turn would like to challenge Highway schools and businesses to do the same. The Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society has a very important role in supporting those less fortunate than us. The society’s stocks should never run this low again.”

Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society spokesperson Ellen Attwell said: “The Pinetown and Highway Child and Family Welfare Society are overwhelmed with the generous donation from John Wesley School.
“We have managed to feed a number of destitute families in the community we serve. The society has an important role to play in supporting those less fortunate.
“On a weekly basis we hand out about 10 food parcels. The food parcels consists of the basic needs for families like canned products, toiletries, lentils, maize meal, samp, etc. “We are challenging other schools and businesses in the area to do the same.”
For further information or to donate­, contact Ellen Attwell on

031 701 3288.
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