Shoprite joins in spreading warmth for Mandela Day
The aim with the Spreading Warmth Mandela Day drive is to provide essential items that will promote the recovery of COVID-19 patients from our most vulnerable communities.
Among the first to yield the call to the Spreading Warmth campaign was The Shoprite Group. The Group donated 330 care packs containing blankets and toiletries for COVID-19 patients at the newly completed Brackengate field hospital, which forms part of the Hospital of Hope.
Speaking at the hand-over event on the 14th, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, Western Cape MEC for Health said “Although we’re grateful for all the rain, it has meant that we’ve experienced a bitterly cold winter this year. Thank you for the donation, Shoprite, and we will make sure the care packs reach the right people”
Speaking on behalf of the Shoprite Group, Lunga Schoeman, CSI manager said “We consider the Brackengate facility our neighbour because it is so close to our Home Office in Brackenfell. As a good neighbour we just had to reach out and help. The only way we’ll overcome this crisis is by standing together across sectors and by acting as good neighbours,”
This donation comes on the back of a similar one of 250 care packs to Western Cape Government Health which were distributed among patients making use of the isolation facilities in the Province.
Individuals and companies wanting to join in the Spreading Warmth Campaign, can contact Harry Grainger at The Health Foundation for more information on how to donate: 021 418 1580 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy van Rensburg, Sustainability Manager of the Shoprite Group, hands one of the care packages to Dr Barry Smith, the CEO of the Brackengate Intermediate Care facility.