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Thank you for MAKing A DIFFERENCE this mandela day

Nelson Mandela’s legacy to South Africa could not be more valuable. He had an exceptional gift for uniting and inspiring people, and taught us by example the importance of forgiveness. Above all, he challenged us to serve and care for one another ... a challenge that lives on through Mandela Day.

A huge thank you to everyone took time off to bring gifts, supply and serve delicious teas, snacks and lunches, and provide special treats for our elderly residents on Monday 18 July.

Tafta staff were on site at all our buildings to welcome volunteers and thank them for their generosity. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from individuals and companies including Entabeni Life Hospital, Woolworths, Shoprite, Wakefields, the North Beach Taxi Association, The 31 Club, Legal Wise, Tyson Properties, Ethekwini Municipality, Lion Match, Rotary Club of Clairwood, Institute of Quality Learning, Housing Development Agency, Road/City Lodge, Pakco, Egil Packaging, Marine Parade Garden Court, Trade Intelligence, The Bakery Ideas Company, Little Dave Educare, Corsair Logistics, Nestle Sapref , TBWA Hunt Lascaris, Sky Tech, UKZn, Isanqu and Old Mutual.

Among the highlights of the day were the “love bags” containing much needed toiletries, given to residents of John Conradie House by the 31 Club; manicures and haircuts provided by the Rotary Club of Durban Clairwood Park at Ray Hulett House; entertainment by children from the Little Dave Educare School; and wonderfully generous Nestle gift packs.

These are just a few of the comments from grateful residents:

“This gesture was very thoughtful and thank you 31 Club for thinking of us. We wish you guys could visit us more often as your presence left a feeling of being honoured as an elderly person which really warmed my heart.” – Rodney Coetzee

“I would like to say thank you to everyone who had a hand in making everything so special for us at John Conradie House.” – Frank Borruso

“God bless all the hands that went into making all the delicious treats we received.” – Paddy Johnson

“Thank you Legal Wise and Tyson’s Properties I felt so special, I really enjoyed the fact that you spent time with us, getting to know our names and thoughts, which really touched my heart. Everything else was a bonus.” – Cherie Kruger

Please click here for photos of the day.

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The Association for the Aged is a registered non-profit organisation (NPO 002093) dedicated to the alleviation of distress and the promotion of the welfare of aged persons living in the Durban area.

Any person who is over 60 and in need of help – or any person who knows of an elderly person in need of help – should contact us. TAFTA cares.

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