Children’s home receives big donation

2017-08-31 06:01
PHOTO: suppliedAt the handover (from left) Vivian Reddy (Chairman of Sibaya and Trustee of the Sibaya Community Trust), Yogas Nair (‘The Mercury’ editor), Tristan Kaatze (Sibaya Casino Director) and Kudzai Mqingwana (Sibaya Community Trust Manager).

PHOTO: suppliedAt the handover (from left) Vivian Reddy (Chairman of Sibaya and Trustee of the Sibaya Community Trust), Yogas Nair (‘The Mercury’ editor), Tristan Kaatze (Sibaya Casino Director) and Kudzai Mqingwana (Sibaya Community Trust Manager).

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THE Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Holiday Home received R520 000 towards refurbishments to the it from the Sibaya Community Trust this month.

The donation, which was handed over on Friday August 18, will pay for renovations to the ablution blocks and main hall and buy equipment, cutlery, crockery and linen.

The home, which is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary this year, provides holidays and educational adventure camps for underprivileged and vulnerable children from child-headed households, paediatric hospices, children’s homes and disadvantaged schools and hosts over 1 000 children annually.

Facilities at the home include a swimming pool with a water slide and splash pool, an obstacle course, climbing frames and swings, trampolines, volley ball, netball, a soccer field, a large cinema screen, a sunroom as well as a braai area and picnic area.

Chairman of the Sibaya and Trustee of the Sibaya Community Trust, Vivian Reddy, said the organisation was delighted to help.

“For more than eight decades, The Mercury Hibberdene Children’s Holiday Home has provided sanctuary and adventures for children from disadvantaged backgrounds and we would like to see the home continuing to do so for many years to come,” said Reddy. The refurbishments will be rolled out next month. - Supplied.

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