Supporters’ club charity kicks off

2016-08-02 06:00
The Liverpool supporters Club at the Ithemba Lebantwana home in Makhaza on Saturday 23 July. PHOTO: Myles Lenting

The Liverpool supporters Club at the Ithemba Lebantwana home in Makhaza on Saturday 23 July. PHOTO: Myles Lenting

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On Saturday 23 July, the Liverpool Supporters’ Club Cape Town North branch visited Ithemba Labantwana Children’s Centre in Makhaza, Khayelitsha, as part of its first charity drive as an official LFC supporters’ club.

The club became official in February and shortly after they adopted Ithemba Labantwana – which means “hope for the children” – as its first chosen beneficiary.

In solidarity, members of the club visited the centre to do a handover of items received from both the members of the club as well as sponsorships from corporate companies. Non-perishable food items, clothing, bedding and toys were among the items that were donated.

Ithemba Labantwana is a foster home of safety for orphaned children and children whose parents are drug and alcohol dependent.

Currently, there are 12 children and most recently, a 9-month-old little girl was also brought to the home.

Ntombi Majaqulana and her husband, Joseph Bekuyise, are the parents of the home and because of limited funding accessible to them and their monthly needs, it became apparent to the supporters club that the very words of their anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” needed to be exemplified.

The vice-chairman, Carle Lenting, is inspired by the uniquely South African concept of Ubuntu.

“Helping those less fortunate is a rewarding experience.

“Our supporters club wants to try and make a difference while supporting our team,” says Lenting.

V If you would like to make any donations to the home, contact Carle Lenting on 082 310 3159 or drop off items at the Premium Sports Bar in Westridge.

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