Waterfall resident begins ‘care project’

2015-09-08 06:00
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Debbie Aird and Trevor Densham and the Mbambo family they have helped.

Photo: supplied Debbie Aird and Trevor Densham and the Mbambo family they have helped.

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WHEN Waterfall resident Debbie Aird Densham left the corporate working world to open her business “Debbie Aird Photography” in 2009 she never expected to be changing people’s lives.

Through her business, exclusively capturing African weddings and traditional African wedding days and traditional celebrations like Umabo, Umembeso and Umbondo, she constantly visits rural townships and has been exposed to the hardships rural communities face.

“I could not sit back and do nothing after seeing people who have little to nothing and are really struggling,” she said.

Densham’s love for people and giving back to the community was the driving force behind the opening of the “Debbie Aird Care Project”, which assists the community she works in.

“From a young age it’s always been my dream to make a difference and help someone in need, to change someone’s life for the better, and maybe make it a bit easier,” said Densham.

“I’ve often fantasised about what I’d do if I came into money and could turn just one person’s life completely around. Well so far the money truck hasn’t stopped at my door, but no matter, God has blessed my business and its time for us to start giving something back, a little at a time, and start making a bit of a difference to someone.”

She said that the project is an initiative that will see her doing small things to help those in the communities she works in almost every weekend.

“My hope is that over time I will be able to make a difference to some of the families in these areas. “Our first ‘care project’ took place in Molweni, where we blessed a family of seven (a child-headed household), identified by the Bhekimininde Multipurpose Centre, with R1 000 worth of groceries,” she said.

“Waterfall Super Spar donated two 10kg bags of mielie meal which made the blessing even greater.”

If anyone would like to assist the project they can email her at debbie@dairdphoto.com “We would love to do as much as we can,” she said.

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