Nominate those elder heroes now

2018-07-10 06:00


t is the granny that knits teddies for the ill and the poor, the aunty that feeds the whole street or the uncle who drives the school bus for free, or out of his own government pension funded pocket coaches the neighbourhood’s children in sport.

These are just a few examples of generous deeds by elders in our communities, who despite their age and social circumstances, go out of their way to make a difference.

Do you know such an elder superhero? Then nominate them now for a People’s Post Spec-Savers Community Champions Elders Award.

Through the awards, now in its third year, People’s Post and Spec-Savers aim to honour those awesome elders who are making a profound difference in their communities­.Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July

Elders making a difference can once again be nominated in one of two categories: “70-80 years” or “80 plus”.

Six finalists (three in each category) will be selected and notified by Wednesday 15 August. Their stories will then be featured in People’s Post after which the public will get the opportunity to vote for the People’s Choice winner.

The winners in both categories, as well as the People’s Choice winner, will be announced at a special brunch at Villagio Pizzeria, Pinelands on Saturday 6 October.

To nominate, download the nomination form on the People’s Post Facebook page or request one from or 021 910 6500. Alternatively, collect one from our office on the 3rd floor of the Bloemhof Building, 112 Edward Road, Bellville.

Nomination forms are also available in the following Spec-Savers stores:

. Vangate Mall, Athlone

. The Liberty Promenade Mall

. Canal Walk, Century City

. Cavendish Square, Claremont

. Blue Route Mall, Tokai

. Kenilworth Centre

. Longbeach Mall, Noordhoek

. Parow Centre

. Tygervalley Shopping Centre, Bellville

. CapeGate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell

. Bayside Centre, Table View

. Zevenwacht Mall, Kuils River

. N1 City Mall, Goodwood

. Khayelitsha Shopping Centre


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