Bobbi Bear ‘adopted’

2017-11-15 06:00
PHOTO: Tania SandbergWith some of the donations - the Free Masons with Operation Bobbi Bear’s Eureka Olivier.

PHOTO: Tania SandbergWith some of the donations - the Free Masons with Operation Bobbi Bear’s Eureka Olivier.

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WHILE most of us look forward to a relaxing holiday season, quite the opposite is true for the many non-profit organisations that experience an influx of cases needing their attention. Operation Bobbi Bear’s Eureka Olivier said the organisation is already dealing with an inflated workload.

Assisting Bobbi Bear, the Free Masons from First United Lodge has adopted the organisation as one of their official charities. The First United Lodge falls under the Grand Lodge of South Africa and Basil de Kock, currently acting provincial grand master made the call to support Bobbi Bear.

This follows the involvement of one of their members, Johan van der Merwe, previously supporting them in his private capacity. “I was privately involved in assisting Bobbi Bear and therefore know the organisation. I feel Bobbi Bear is 110% worth our support and they will get our lasting support. We want to continue to grow with them,” Van der Merwe said.

The Free Masons collected clothing, food, linen and toys to the value of R5 000, as well as kitchen appliances and a further R1 000 worth of treats for the children and the volunteer staff, who are so often overlooked.

“They were extremely grateful and we will be making another donation before Christmas,” Van der Merwe said.

Eureka Olivier thanked the Free Mason First United Lodge for their ongoing support, adding that the organisation solely relies on donations from the public.


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