Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home ends year with Big Walk and fete

2015-12-02 06:00
Getting ready for the big day, from left, residents of the Home are Jeremiah Geswind, Ruiter Sauls, Dawn Domingo, Henry Human, Maria Johannes and Ndlebe Njopi. At the back is Fadzanai Make, matron of the Home. Photo: SUPPLIED

Getting ready for the big day, from left, residents of the Home are Jeremiah Geswind, Ruiter Sauls, Dawn Domingo, Henry Human, Maria Johannes and Ndlebe Njopi. At the back is Fadzanai Make, matron of the Home. Photo: SUPPLIED

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RESIDENTS and employees of Gelvan Park Frail Aged home are getting ready for the institution’s Big Walk and fete taking place on Saturday, December 5.

According to Fadzanai Make, matron of the frail care facility, the Big Walk and fete is an effort to raise much needed funds for the institution.

“The residents we serve at this institution are mainly from very poor communities and to most of them their state pension is their only means of income. We therefore need to raise additional funds to cover the shortfall of running the Home,” said Make.

The five-kilometre Big Walk starts at 8am from the Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home in Olea Street, Gelvan Park, and finishes at the same place. There will also be a number of stalls at the fete, ranging from a variety of tasty foods, sweets, bric-a-brac and clothes.

“We would like to call upon the entire community to support this venture,” said Make.

In addition, volunteers are needed to help the aged who would like to participate, by pushing their wheelchairs or supporting them to walk. A shorter route will be taken for the elderly.

For entry forms for the Big Walk, contact Gishma Johnson on 083 455 7616. For coupons for the food stalls contact Ahfieyah Agherdien on 083 244 3634. Alternatively contact Gelvan Park Frail Aged Home on 041 452 2111.

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