Pop Up community day held for Sidwell residents

2017-10-25 06:02
Sidwell residents enjoyed everything the recent Community Day had on offer.    Photo: SUPPLIED

Sidwell residents enjoyed everything the recent Community Day had on offer. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE Pop Up (People Upliftment Programme) Port Elizabeth successfully hosted their second community day on Saturday, October 14.

Pop Up falls under the Doxa Deo umbrella and the aim of this day is to uplift the community of Sidwell, especially aiming at the occupants of the “Brown Flats”.

This community day was held at Piet Re-tief Primary School in Sidwell and a total of 912 people entered the grounds to enjoy the day.

“Specially packed outfits, shoes, food, cake, cold drinks, jumping castles and soccer were only a few of the surprises that was part of the day,” said Louise van Heerden of Pop Up. She added that donations had come in from all over Port Elizabeth to ensure the success of this day.

“One of the heart-warming stories of the day is a boy who was playing with a home-made ball, made from newspaper and masking tape, who received a new ball from the toy section. This boy will always remember how he felt when he received the new ball.

“He will always remember that people, and in turn Jesus, loves him and believes in him. This is what it is all about,” said Braam Botha, leader of Doxa Deo church in Port Elizabeth. “We need to spread the love of Jesus in a tangible way.”

Van Heerden said that they are already planning the next community day, which is going to be even bigger.

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