A blanket a day will keep the cold at bay

2015-05-19 06:00
The Winter Knights of the Round Table are calling on the public to help them spread warmth to those less fortunate.

The Winter Knights of the Round Table are calling on the public to help them spread warmth to those less fortunate.

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With the colder weather making us reach for our blankets and warm clothing, the Winter Knights of the Round Table are calling on the public to join them in the fight against the cold and to help them spread warmth to those less fortunate.

“This is the twelfth year that the Winter Knights campaign will unite communities through the giving and receiving of blankets, clothing and hot meals that warm not only bodies, but the hearts of all involved,” says Spidey Knepscheld, president of Round Table Southern Africa.

The success of this campaign lies in the passion of the Winter Knights (members of Round Table) who serve their community by putting their hearts and souls into a variety of self-funded fundraising activities.

These young men, aged between 18 and 40 years and from all walks of life, brave freezing winter nights to go out and cover the homeless with blankets and serve hot meals to the hungry. Their delivery of winter supplies at homeless shelters, orphanages and old age homes brings smiles to the faces of young and old alike.

“We believe that the true measure of our success is the hope that is spread to those who receive and the joy that is felt by those who are able to give. We are looking forward to another successful fundraising project, which is only made possible with the involvement and partnership with our local communities,” adds Knepscheld.


You can support the Winter Knights by donating blankets, warm clothing, non-perishable food items and money. Visit www.roundtablesa.co.za or www.facebook.com/RoundTableSA. The various Round Table clubs in and around Cape Town will have their Winter Knights events during June and July

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