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2018-11-20 06:01

The Greyladies Association is appealing to the public for support to help carry its 80-year-old legacy forward.

The organisation is run by the Anglican Church and has over the years successfully managed to reach out to many needy people through its charity work.

It runs feeding schemes and youth support projects on a voluntary basis.

Although it has a trust that helps with basic costs towards the programmes, it could do better with more hands and funds.

Barbara Fogarty, the secretary of the association, says the services they offer benefit the community and surroundings and they would like to see growth.

She says that due to a lack of support, a decision was made to withdraw an additional programme they had wanted to add this year. She however says Sunday school classes will be offered at the various parishes in their diocese.

“Unfortunately, it was decided we are not continuing with the Teach and Grow. All the parishes in the diocese have their own system of teaching at their regular Sunday school classes.”

Volunteers are mostly needed to help with fundraising events and promotions, which Fogarty says tend to be demanding.

“We do hold a few fundraising events during each year, but basically on a very small scale, as we have very few people that can assist with these events. These events are fairly well attended.”

Those who would like to help but cannot do voluntary work may also help through monetary and/or clothing donations.

The association spread from England to South Africa in 1937 where it first operated from a rented house in Rosebank, and it has been operating ever since. Currently the association has 10 members.

V For more information about the Greyladies Association, call 021 671 0820 or visit www.greyladies.org.za.

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