Rotary assists after fire destroys hostel

2017-08-24 06:00
=Members of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South deliver much needed beds, bedding and clothing to Gamble Street High hostel. Rotarians Alan Reynolds, Dayalan Naidoo (president) and Marilyn Klassen (right) are seen with Patricia Rayners), matron of the hostel.      Photo:SUPPLIED

=Members of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South deliver much needed beds, bedding and clothing to Gamble Street High hostel. Rotarians Alan Reynolds, Dayalan Naidoo (president) and Marilyn Klassen (right) are seen with Patricia Rayners), matron of the hostel. Photo:SUPPLIED

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Following the disastrous fire in the girls hostel at Gamble Street Senior Secondary School, the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South were able to come rapidly to their aid.

The Club had over 50 new blankets in stock, and quickly collected lots of suitable clothes and other necessary items from its members. The Rotary Club of Jeffreys Bay “came to the party” and offered mattresses which Uitenhage South collected from them and the whole consignment was delivered on Saturday morning.

Patricia Rayners the hostel matron, was thrilled with the speedy response and donation, but went on to explain that the girls, who mainly come from farm areas, had in some cases lost the only clothes they owned.

Organisations such as Rotary were proving to be a lifeline, but the rest of the community is requested also to please assist with clothing, toiletries, bedding school bags and books.

Donations can be taken directly to the school.

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