Public thanked for superb support of Round Table project

2015-10-29 13:51

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Round Table Uitenhage 14 for the 12th consecutive year held its annual Winter Knights clothing and blanket collection, which forms part of one of Round Table Southern Africa’s largest national projects.

“The success of this campaign lies in the passion of the Winter Knights who serve their community by putting their hearts and souls into it,” said Jacques le Roux from Round Table Uitenhage 14.

During a winter night, the Round Tablers, dressed in t-shirts and shorts, braved the cold around a fire.

“The reason behind this is to show the public that we experience ourselves, the cold dreary nights which a massive part of our community has to go through every winter night.

“We were very fortunate this year, as the management of Despatch Superspar assisted us in the collection of clothing and blankets. They held their own Winter Knights evening and collected clothing and blankets on behalf of Round Table.”

The Round Tablers joined them in their efforts to collect clothes till midnight. About 12 bags of clothes were collected on the night.

During mid-winter, the members of Round Table Uitenhage 14 held their official Winter Knights at Engen Convenience Centre Penford in Uitenhage. They were there until midnight and collected another 14 bags of clothes and blankets.

“Afterwards we still received a number of phone calls from people in the community who wanted to donate clothes and blankets, which we collected.”

In total they collected more than 30 bags of clothes. All the clothes and blankets received were sorted to ease the distribution thereof.

“We wish to thank the communities of Despatch and Uitenhage as well as Despatch Superspar for their assistance and generosity in donating the clothes and blankets,” said Le Roux.

The clothing and blankets were distributed to UCDS, Solidarity Helpende Hand in Despatch and the CMR in Uitenhage.

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