Retired nurses continue giving

2017-11-29 06:00
The Mangaung Retired Nurses Organisation donated non-perishable food to the Ikhutseng Centre in Phahameng. From the left are retired nurses Melita Peterson and Pretty Ramo­robi, Lebo Makhetha and Mamokete Mpedi (centre managers), and Boihang Mosebi and Kelebogile Mokgwetsi (retired nurses). Photo: Teboho Setena

The Mangaung Retired Nurses Organisation donated non-perishable food to the Ikhutseng Centre in Phahameng. From the left are retired nurses Melita Peterson and Pretty Ramo­robi, Lebo Makhetha and Mamokete Mpedi (centre managers), and Boihang Mosebi and Kelebogile Mokgwetsi (retired nurses). Photo: Teboho Setena

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Retired nurses in Bloemfontein’s township remain the heartbeat of society by offering free assistance and doing charity work to address the plight of the less fortunate.

A group of over 350 retired nurses who are members of the Mangaung Retired Nurses Organisation ­
con­­t­inue rendering their service to the community beyond retirement.

They recently criss-crossed the city of Bloemfontein to reach out to the less fortunate and donated non-perishable food.

The members donated non-perishable food to two centres in Bloemfontein – Eden Christian Ministries located in Hilton and Ikhutseng Centre in Phahameng, which cares for 21 orphaned children who are enrolled at various public schools in Bloemfontein.

Pretty Ramorobi, coordinator of the body, says the gesture of goodwill towards the two centres involves ongoing work by members towards the community.

“Our role in highlighting the plight of the community to receive good health care did not end when retiring from the profession.

“We have taken a different route to highlight a need to aid less fortunate people, as is the case with the two centres,” she says.

Ramorobi says each member contributes towards a charity project.

“Members participate actively in charity projects which are meant for the upliftment of society, with special focus on the less fortunate, which includes adults and school children,” she says.

This retired nurses organisation was formed in 2011 with the chief objective of continuing the role of nurses in the community and giving recognition to retired nurses.

“After retiring, there is little for nurses to do. Bearing that in mind, the founding members deemed it necessary to form this organisation to also form strong bonds and networks,” says Ramorobi.

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