‘People’s Rescue’ to be revived

2015-08-13 06:00

A MARGATE woman, who previously ran People’s Rescue in Paddock, is hoping to revive the homeless shelter on a farm after it was shut down a few months ago.

“I have managed to get the 99-year lease reinstated, but have to start from scratch,” said Alette Swart.

People’s Rescue changed its name to Angel Wings a few years ago.

The farm is owned by Casim Motala who has generously leased it to People­’s Rescue.

“A few months ago, the farm on which the shelter was located was damaged by the people who ran Angel­ Wings. They have since left the area,” said Swart.

She said the house was stripped of its windows and fittings and most of the people are back on the street.

“Some people have come to live with me at my place in Margate,” she said.

“I’d like to rebuild the house so these people can get their home back,” said Swart.

She asks the community to donate building material, food, furniture, bedding, and the like.

For more information, contact Swart on 079 797 5838

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.