Christmas comes early for needy

2017-12-28 06:00
Photo: SUPPLIEDMembers of the Rotaract Club (in blue T-shirts) and representatives of Interact Club of Trenance Park Secondary (back), wait to distribute food parcels to the families.

Photo: SUPPLIEDMembers of the Rotaract Club (in blue T-shirts) and representatives of Interact Club of Trenance Park Secondary (back), wait to distribute food parcels to the families.

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THE Rotaract Club of Verulam hosted a Christmas party for the children of the Igamalihle Orphanage in Inanda near Verulam.
The function was held at Dianthus Primary in Verulam on December 9.

The club decided to transport the children from Inanda to Verulam as they felt it would be more special to bring them into a new environment.

The president of the club Taruna Ragubir said: “We provided the children with breakfast, snacks, treats and lunch. It was a fun filled day as we had entertainment, a jumping castle and games for the children. To see these children’s faces light up with every activity on the day was the most heartwarming. It was the first time some of the kids were exposed to a jumping castle and a good meal.”

Ragubir said the club also provided the orphanage with a grocery and toiletry hamper which will sustain them for the festive season.
“The club does a monthly grocery drop off to the orphanage, please contact us if you would like to contribute. The Rotaract Club of Verulam believes that Christmas is the time of giving and making a difference. We believe that during this festive season, always think about the less fortunate,” Ragubir said.

She thanked the Interact Club of Trenance Park Secondary for making the project a success.

“A special thanks to Dianthus Primary for allowing us to use the premises. The Rotaract Club would like to thank all our sponsors for this event. Your sponsorship has allowed us to help 30 orphans feel and experience the joy of Christmas. You have played such a huge part in putting a smile on their faces. Your generosity has extended our hands in reaching the community and we could not have made this project a success without your assistance.”

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