WITH temperatures cooling down and winter in full swing, there are many people who have very little to help them get through the cold nights and they often go without a hot meal.
The members of Port Alfred Round Table once again held their annual Winter Knights drive where they collected blankets, clothing and non-perishable foods to distribute to the needy. Through the month of June an impressive amount of goods was collected and donated by the community. Last Friday evening, Round Tablers filled the Port Alfred Round Table clubhouse with the donations.
Winter Knights is a national Round Table initiative aimed at making the cold winter months a bit more bearable for disadvantaged people. “It’s amazing to see how the community came together under such short notice to make a meaningful contribution,” said chairman of Port Alfred Round Table Dominicue Averbuch.
From all the goods collected, food and non-perishables will be donated to the Soup Kitchen, baby clothes and children’s clothes to Child Welfare and clothing and blankets to Hospice.
“Thank you to all who has made it possible. The aim of winter knights is to provide food and clothing to the less privileged,” Averbuch said.
Over and above the Winter Knights drive, Port Alfred Round Table responded to the devastating fires that occurred recently in Knysna and managed to raise R14 625 in aid relief.
“Thank you to Mr Financial, 2nd Best, M Clarke, Ihire, Tanya, M Greef, Penny Pinchers, KH Construction, Peter Charter, Strachen, German Fire International and Round Table Germany for your donations to the fire relief fund,” said Averbuch.
Round Table also recently hosted a golf day where R3 307 was raised and donated to the junior golf academy and junior golf development.
Averbuch would like to remind the Port Alfred and surrounding community of the 101 Dance that is coming up August 5. The event is a formal black tie at the Royal St Andrews Hotel and promises to be loads of fun in aid of Sunshine Coast Hospice. Book now, as only a few tickets are left.
“Come and join us for a night of dance, socialising and loads and loads of fun in the name of community spirit,” said Averbuch. Call 074-027-3221 for more information.