Rotary club honours Madiba’s legacy

THANK YOU: King William’s Town Rotary Club president Binesh Bharat hands over a blanket to Breidbach Senior’s Club chairperson Joyce Anderson during a Mandela Day event in Breidbach over the weekend
Picture: DESMOND COETZEE

The legacy of Nelson Mandela was honoured recently by members of the King William’s Town Rotary Club who spent their 67 minutes by handing out blankets to seniors in Breidbach, while other members prepared and served a meal to residents at Kingspark.

Rotary president Binesh Bharat said the initiative was their way of honouring Mandela Day and was made possible by the generous donations from local businesses and community members.

“We are doing these events every year, although we doubted if it would become a reality due to Covid-19.

“We are grateful it finally happened,” Bharat said.

“We handed blankets to 10 seniors and organised with community leaders Stacey Gosling and AFM Hilltop Ministries elder Lawrence Block to continue handing over the rest to 90 others within the community.”

Bhrat said that another 50 blankets will be handed over to a Debenek Location community leader for distribution among the seniors later during the week.

Gosling thanked the Rotarians for always thinking about the vulnerable within the Breidbach community.

“We are indeed grateful for the kindness and generosity of the Rotarians for spending their 67 minutes for Mandela Day with our seniors.

”It is much appreciated by the entire community,” Gosling said.

“I was ecstatic when they informed me about the event during the week and immediately organised with the management of the senior’s club.”

After receiving her blanket, Breidbach Seniors Club chairperson Joyce Anderson said she is over the moon about the occasion.

“We are always pampered and treated over the years on this historic day and, I never thought it would have happened this year considering this pandemic the entire world is facing and I’m really delighted,” said Anderson.

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