Compassion at heart of tournament

2016-05-04 06:00
PARTICIPANTS in the Dihlabeng Old Mutual Sports Charity Soccer Tournament with stakeholders and beneficiaries. A handing-over ceremony of goods bought through fundraising was held for the Mphediseng Home Care Centre. Photo: Tladi Moloi

PARTICIPANTS in the Dihlabeng Old Mutual Sports Charity Soccer Tournament with stakeholders and beneficiaries. A handing-over ceremony of goods bought through fundraising was held for the Mphediseng Home Care Centre. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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BOHLOKONG. – The Mphediseng Home care centre was a hive of activity on Saturday, 23 April, when it received goods bought through fundraising during the Dihlabeng Old Mutual Sports Charity Soccer Tournament.

At the handing-over ceremony, groceries, cabinets, wardrobes and bedding were handed over to the Mphediseng Home management. Nine orphans, of which some are HIV positive, are housed here.

According to Lefa Mashiloane, coordinator, the tournament had been made up of eight soccer teams, which included teams of Mashinini Enterprises, Old Mutual, Buthelezi EMS, Social Development and Community Development workers.

A total of R5 040 was collected through the tournament, which was used to buy household furniture and groceries.

Mashiloane said since the inception of this tournament their contrition had made a significant contribution to the lives of the Mphediseng Home’s occupants, even though it was not enough to cover everything.

“We are hoping that members of the community will also lend a helping hand to this worthy cause,” Mashiloane said.

The home was established in 2002 as a nutrition and health centre. It was registered as a non-profit organisation in 2012.

“I thank the Lord for everything we have achieved so far,” said Florance Khumalo of the home.

She said she had sacrificed her family life to be in charge of this home.

“To me, taking care of these children is a calling. That’s what the Lord wants me to do.

“I left my husband at home to be with these children. He understands and he supports me a lot.”

She thanked the provincial office of Social Development, especially MEC Sisi Ntombela, for all the support given to this home.

She made a special appeal to the community of Dihlabeng to show their love to the needy and vulnerable children and to put a smile on their faces so that they could also feel loved and cared for.

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