Make a child’s day this festive season

2018-10-31 06:01
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LOCAL community activist Jerry Barnes is calling on all residents from within and out of Eastwood, Panorama and Cinderella Park (Ward 34) to come together and join hands in an effort to bring and spread happiness to the children during the upcoming festive season as. Just a stones throw away from these areas, said Barnes, are a lot of disadvantaged and underprivileged communities that are in dire need of help.

“Near Eastwood and Cinderella Park is a poor area called Malivana, with people staying in shacks and living in conditions that are heart-breaking and the same applies to those in Panorama as well.

“I am appealing to the public not to forget the poor children from these communities during this festive season and to help put a smile on their faces,” pleaded Barnes.

As in previous years, Barnes plans on hosting a Christmas lunch for the children from these communities and is appealing to Pietermaritzburg residents to be kind and donate something for the children to eat during their Christmas lunch.

“I am asking our brothers and sisters, not only from this area but all around Pietermaritzburg, to donate groceries, toys, sweets, biscuits, and soft drinks so that we can try and give these children a glimpse of happiness during the festive season,” urged Barnes.

Those looking to donate and help out Barnes this festive season are urged to donate their items and drop it off at 15 Redwood Crescent, Panorama Gardens or contact Barnes directly on 083 521 9553 or via e-mail at

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