Many benefit from day

2015-07-22 06:00
AGNES PHIRI and her son Akhona (far left) benefited from the Welkom police’s cleaning initiative held in support of the Nelson Mandela 67 Minutes campaign.
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AGNES PHIRI and her son Akhona (far left) benefited from the Welkom police’s cleaning initiative held in support of the Nelson Mandela 67 Minutes campaign. Photo Supplied

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MEMBERS of the Welkom and Thabong police clusters, as well as employees of Sanlam, came out in their numbers to support the Nelson Mandela 67 Minutes campaign through various initiatives.

The Welkom police and the Community Policing Forum (CPF) teamed up to lend a helping hand to the needy members of the society last Friday (17/07) by donating food hampers and cleaning the yards of destitute people in the Phomolong Village and the Rheederspark Foster Home, a centre in Welkom which is currently home to seven children aged one to 17.

The Thabong police’s joint initiative with the Free State Gambling and Liquor Authority helped a blind woman, the 64-year-old Elizabeth Lethuba, who stays alone in a house she rents on the L17 farm in Virginia.

The members cleaned Lethuba’s house and donated clothes and groceries.

Sanlam’s Wealth Smith team from Welkom, together with employees of the Bongani Regional Hospital, volunteered to offer free foot massages to scores of patients at the hospital’s oncology ward last Wednesday (15/07).

In addition, members of the Uniting Reformed Church’s Women’s League, commonly known as Retshe-disitswe in Thabong, Welkom, opened their hearts to cancer patients at the Bongani Hospital, providing nutritious soup to patients in the hospital’s oncology ward.

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”

X Nelson Mandela at the 90th birthday celebration of Walter Sisulu, Johannesburg, 18 May 2002

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