Foundation spreads Christmas magic

2015-11-24 06:00
Cindy Norcott donates to Philisiwe Dlom, one of the grannies at last year’s campaign Photo: supplied

Cindy Norcott donates to Philisiwe Dlom, one of the grannies at last year’s campaign Photo: supplied

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THE Christmas period can be a sad time for the elderly, many of whom are in old-age homes as a result of family neglect.

This is the motivation for the Robin Hood Foundation which runs its “Bless a Granny” campaign that is responsible for the hand delivery of about 3 000 personalised, donated gifts to people in old-age homes in KZN.

Robin Hood Foundation spokesperson, Kim Griffith Jones said every year they are humbled by the simplicity of the requests they receive from senior citizens.

“Some ask for a Kit Kat, toilet paper, coffee or Handy Andy.”

However, this year the organisation is aiming to make all wishes come true this Christmas and is appealing to the community to get involved in the initiative.

“This is your invitation to get involved and be part of the Christmas magic by making the wish of a senior citizen come true,” she said.

“For many folk in old-age homes, Christmas is a sad time when they miss their families who have either emigrated or who do not visit often.”

Jones said that many folk in old-age homes have the basic necessities, such as food, shelter and care, but lack the extras such as sweets and treats and certain toiletries.

One can get involved and assist the foundation for the Christmas drive by emailing robinhoodfund@telkomsa.net and the foundation will reply with the name of a specifically selected granny or grandpa and their wish list.

Donor can also provide a generic gift for a granny or a grandpa. Gifts are to be to the value of R125.

Call Griffith Jones on 076 612 9060 or email robinhoodfund@telkomsa.net for more information.

- Supplied.

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