Rape centre: survivor’s dream realised

2011-08-13 00:00

Jes Foord, founder of the Jes Foord Foundation following a brutal rape in 2008, was guest speaker at a Women’s Day lunch hosted by the Pietermartizburg Chamber of Business yesterday. Foord revealed that her dream to ‘have a house where rape victims could be cared for and treated’ has been realised with the opening of the Jes Foord Netcare Centre at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban. It is equipped to help victims 24 hours a day and is free for those without medical aid. Another initiative of her foundation is the Cinderella project — women donate their matric dance dresses, bridesmaids’ outfits and evening gowns so that girls in underprivileged areas can be given the chance to wear a beautiful dress to their matric ball. More at www.jff.org.za.

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