NON-Profit Organisation Peggy Nesta Foundation recently held its first event of 2018 – a Kids Easter Fun Day, at Pefferville Primary School.
Former Chippa United Football player and current construction worker Garth Sharpley, who is a member of Peggy Nesta, said the foundation was established in 2011 with the aim of changing the lives of people.
“On Saturday the children of the community were entertained with face painting activities – and lunch was served. We wanted to celebrate Easter with them, as some do not get the opportunity of celebrating the holiday due financial constraints,” said Sharpley.
The event marked the seventh Easter fun day hosted by Peggy Nesta, which focuses on the areas of Pefferville, Buffalo Flats, Egoli, Vergenoeg and the schools in the surrounding areas.
“My philosophy in life is to help those who cannot help themselves, I believe that serving others is a necessity – pay it forward.” The foundation is in a process of partnering with other organisations in improving the livelihood of the poor.
“There are other organisations that we are going to partner with, such as Project Khulisanani in Mdantsane. We want to work together in helping the people of East London. If we support each other, there will be more power through unity.”
Planned events include activities for Mother’s Day and Women’s Day – and a shoe drive on Nelson Mandela Day.
“During the year, we hold talent shows for the young people where they showcase their talents , and at the end of the year we hold a big finale at the Guild Theatre where the participants perform for prizes.”
He said the talent shows were serving as fundraisers with the hopes to build a shelter where people could get assistance.