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Children spoiled at FERH

A Christmas party was held in aid of those underprivileged families in the Anna Schoeman hall, at Far East Rand Hospital (FERH) last Wednesday.

The project manager of Osizweni Clinic at the hospital, matron Zandi Gumede and her staff lent a helping hand to the FERH’s annual Christmas project.

“This entails the hand-out of gifts, food for both parents and their children, snack packets containing cold drink, chips and sweets as well as soft toys,” says FERH social worker, Jacobé Botha.

Girls and boys all formed queues to receive their gifts and hot dogs, before the parents lined up for their food.

Jacobé adds they are all so grateful for organisations such as Be an Angel Network who sponsored the food on the day and to the community and says without them, projects such as this will not be possible.

Much to Jacobé’s delight, a special child arrived and she rushed to give Lientjie Motha a huge Teddy bear, which was put aside specially for her.

“Although she has been born physically disabled, this child’s mother Anna Motha, always makes a plan to bring her here. She is so special,” adds Jacobé.

Johan Smit is the driving force behind the Be an Angel Network and he happily explains the main aim of this network is raising discretionary funding to assist projects such as this one.

Kayla Meyer and her sister Anri are regular volunteer visitors at the FERH and their assistance, as well as that of other students, means a lot to Jacobé.

Jacobé is proud of everyone for assisting her and describes her helpers as angels.

“Without the support of the community, sponsors and everyone else. this would not be possible,” says a humble Jacobé.

She proudly announced, “We are making a difference!”

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