NPO gets much needed help

2019-04-09 06:01
Mymoena Scholtz, Graham Parry, Faldielah Taylor and Julie Parry with the sewing machine.

Mymoena Scholtz, Graham Parry, Faldielah Taylor and Julie Parry with the sewing machine.

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Kromboom Rotary Club members put rubber to the road during the Cape Town Cycle Tour, cycling to raise funds for a good cause.

Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation is a community non-profit organisation (NPO) based in the Capricorn community, formerly known as Vrygrond. The initiative aims to empower the community by providing essential development services to its members.

The NPO was the recipient of a generous donation from one of its long-standing benefactors, last week.

“It is with great gratitude that Where Rainbows Meet would like to thank the Rotary of Kromboom and their dedicated cyclists; Rod Palmer and Julie Parry for raising funds for Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation,” says Kyle Luke Cupido, project manager at the foundation.

Rod Palmer, director of the Kromboom Rotary Club, notes that the club has been working with the foundation for many years, taking part and providing a helping hand where they can. This particular fundraising campaign was kicked off with the intention of providing the foundation with some much-needed equipment.

“To supplement fundraising from other organisations, two members of Kromboom Rotary Club decided to raise funds for much-needed equipment in the office and sewing centre, as well as to provide a playing kit for the Rainbow Chiefs Football Club,” Palmer explains.

“The two members who completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour (previously known as The Argus) were Julia Parry, who did it for the second time, and myself, who completed number 21,” he says.

The race was no simple feat, with the cyclist battling fierce winds and persevering to the end. We finished in almost exactly the same time – she in 4:53:00 and me in 4:54:00 – but everyone battled in the strong wind, even the top cyclists. It is always a privilege to ride around the Peninsula, despite the wind.”

The pair was able to raise R24 000 for the foundation which was sourced from family friends and it was just the amount needed to buy the necessary items for the office.

“Racing with their hearts, they raised enough funds to purchase brand new equipment for the organisation, which included an overlocker machine for our Sewing and Beading Centre, a much-needed printer for the office and soccer gear for our soccer team,” says Cupido.

He continues, “We would like to once again say thank you to the Rotary of Kromboom who continue to show overwhelming support for the organisation and the many communities they work in.”V For more information on Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation, visit https://bit.ly/2TVuByD

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