Shooting the breeze

2016-09-21 06:00

I AM not just disappointed, but emotionally broken, hurt, crushed and lost for words.

For more than six weeks I have been walking around my area, Eastwood, Panorama, Cinderella Park and other nearby areas, writing letters, sending e-mails and calling on business people and companies asking for help or donations in order to make my annual Ward 34 Sports Day possible.

To say I’m disappointed is not enough or the right word, because companies around Eastwood and Panorama were not interested, in fact most played delaying tactics with me.

What I’m trying to understand is how you run your business or company in a particular area, but you can’t support your community.

What is even more disappointing is that there are more than 15 companies or businesses in the area, that are not worried about the community.

According to my snap survey, most of them are not involved in any community uplifting projects.

Another a bitter pill to swallow is that after I appealed for help some people contacted me, promised me heaven and earth, but not one fulfilled their promises.

As a community activist, a parent and diehard follower of sports and a Panorama-Eastwood resident, my annual Ward 34 Sports Day is scheduled for 29 October, but our sports ground still has no goalposts.

On a positive note however, I thank salute donors and sponsors such as Poobie Naidoo’s Sports, Kara Nichhas, Department of Sports and Recreation, Gift of the Givers Mpi Mchunu and Crescent Motors who came on board to make it a success.

Well done guys, and please stay on board.

Potential donors, sponsors, helpers and funders can contact me on 083 521 9553, jerryb.barnes228@gmail.com or at 8 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens.

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