St Francis Hospice received a boost last week when the Rotary Club of St Francis donated R20 000.00 towards much-needed additional medicines and health consumables. The funds have been paid into the Hospice’s account with St Francis Pharmacy for use as required.
Rotarians supporting St Francis Hospice
Seen accepting the donation from Rotarians Brian Codling and Mike Rishworth, Sister Ingrid Williams of Hospice and pharmacist Brandon Kennedy.
Sister Ingrid also took delivery of 50 Golden Oldies Gift Bags from Rotarians Chantel James, Errol Burman and Brian Codling, which will be delivered to their most needy patients to bring a little light into their Festive Season. A big thank you for all the donations from the community of St Francis which helped to make this donation possible.
Last week, St Francis Rotarians handed out more of the soccer balls donated by the competitors who took part in the recent Adventure Racing World Championships. Nine Humansdorp soccer clubs received a total of 100 balls, benefitting around 300 players.
Soccer and Rugby Balls
In addition, 45 Ruby balls, also donated by ARWC competitors, were handed over to Sea Vista Primary School for their various teams.
Handouts to beneficiaries in Tsitsikama, Jeffreys Bay, Hankey and Patensie will roll out over the next two weeks.
See also – Rotary Family Health Day in Sea Vista
There was much excitement at Ons Tuiste Retirement and Assisted Living Facility last Saturday with their Golden Oldie Gift Bags. Residents were treated to a Golden Oldies Gift Bag filled with surprise goodies and enjoyed an afternoon tea with cup cakes whilst the choir from St Francis United Church entertained them with a medley of Christmas Carols. The choir moved through the facility to ensure that those too frail to attend the tea could also have an opportunity to sing along to their favourites.
The St Francis Rotary Club’s Golden Oldie Gift Bag project is made possible by the many donations from the generous St Francis community and fundraising by the Rotary Club of St Francis and 100 of these bags were allocated to Ons Tuiste. Our thanks go to all the donors, volunteers and Ons Tuiste management for making this possible with an extra big thank you to the St Francis United Church, for reaching out and bringing so much Festive joy to some of our senior citizens.
See also:Rotary Family Health Day in Sea Vista
The Rotary Club of St Francis partnered with the organisers of the Adventure Racing World Championships last month for Soccer Ball Distribution donated by the Race participants.
60 Balls and Pumps
This week 8 St Francis-based clubs received their share of the 60 balls and pumps allocated for our town while their excited players cheered on.
Soccer Ball Distribution
Rotary’s project leader, Errol Burman thanked ARWS CEO, Heidi Muller, for the opportunity to participate. Over the next two weeks the balance of the balls and pumps collected are to be handed out to the various clubs identified along the Race route in Humansdorp, Jeffreys Bay, Tsitsikama, Hankey and Patensie.
43 Clubs To Benefit
In all 109 teams representing 40 different countries took part covering approximately 800 kms in between 4 – 9 days, with over 100 media representatives following the race. All competing teams were asked to donate soccer or rugby balls for soccer ball distribution to underprivileged communities along the race route. 43 clubs involving 1800 players which were identified in the Kouga region are set to benefit from these donations.
See also: Rotary Family Health Day in Sea Vista
Rotary Club of St Francis Golden Oldies Gift Bag Project : Help us bring a little bit of joy to some our most needy senior citizens this Christmas.
The Golden Oldies Santa Gift Bag project is now under way and between now and the end of October we will be collecting donations in the hope of reaching a target of 250 shoeboxes. Rotarian Chantel James is heading up this project
Gift bags will be distributed to senior citizens at Ons Tuiste Home for the Aged and Assisted Living Centre in Humansdorp at a special function in November, as well as Hospice patients and other senior citizens in greater St Francis and Sea Vista with the assistance of the Sibanye Ladies Group
Most of these pensioners survive on minimal pensions, and will be alone over the Christmas season – so we hope these gifts will help lift their spirits put a smile on their faces.
Donors can easily complete their whole gift bag at our local Spar where a trolley available for donations from shoppers at the front of the store.
Completed bags or donations can also be dropped off at The Quays Restaurant in St Francis.
The contents of each box will cost approximately R200 and cash donations are most welcome! EFT’s can be made to Rotary St Francis bank account, Standard Bank Humansdorp Acc No 186525753 Reference SANTA and surname.