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Glenhills baby home gets new ride

The Sibaya Community Trust recently donated a dedicated vehicle to the Glenhills baby home.

RACHEL Uys of the Ray of Hope Babies Home (Imisebe Yelanga) has thanked the Sibaya Community Trust for their donation of a dedicated vehicle to the Glenhills baby home. The trust, formerly known as the Afrisun KZN Community Development Trust, was formed in April 1998, with the intention of being a catalyst for social philanthropy in the area.

According to Uys, the timing of the donation couldn’t have been better. In January this year the home’s vehicle was stolen outside a Virginia supermarket and a Good Samaritan stepped forward to help the home.

“Straight after the theft we put out an appeal to the North Durban community and the response was overwhelming. A Good Samaritan linked to the Independent Crisis Team (ICT) had a spare vehicle at his home and lent it to us which was incredibly kind of him. Just a day before the trust contacted me, the Samaritan had an accident with his second vehicle and needed his spare vehicle back in the interim.

The seven-seater vehicle was wrapped in colourful decals including the babies home logo.
Another detail which Uys was blown away by was the incorporating of the logo on the vehicle. “I just expected a normal vehicle but to see our logo and the details around the car was absolutely amazing,” she said.

“I then received a call from the Sibaya Community Trust and that changed our lives.The trust informed us they would be donating a brand-new vehicle to us. I was over the moon and it’s incredible how things worked out so fortuitously.

“The timing couldn’t have been better. I’m so grateful to the trust for this vehicle because it means the world to us here at the babies home,” she explained.

In addition to the new seven-seater vehicle, the trust also provided operational funding to support the home which cares for abandoned babies.

“We are deeply moved by the unwavering and selfless efforts of the Ray of Hope Babies Home to provide a sanctuary for abandoned babies and remove young children from environments of neglect.We are pleased to be in a position to be able to contribute R300 000 towards a new vehicle and operational support. This, we hope, will help to alleviate some of the financial burden the home faces,” said Vivian Reddy, chairman of the Sibaya Community Trust.

If you would like to find out more about the home, visit the Ray of Hope Babies Home Facebook page.


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