Round Tablers mul­ti­ply ‘tope hope’

Daily Dispatch - - Opinion -

STAFF of NGOs will agree that the bur­den of fundrais­ing is one not eas­ily re­lieved, es­pe­cially in tough eco­nomic times where cor­po­rate sup­port is less freely dis­trib­uted and not avail­able as deemed.

As such, we en­deav­our to in­no­vate and come up with prac­ti­cal so­lu­tions to en­gage sup­port­ers and bring in the nec­es­sary in­come to fund our work.

Sun­flower Day 2017 has en­joyed over­whelm­ing sup­port from in­di­vid­u­als across the coun­try. The pho­tos that were shared showed us how much fun peo­ple were hav­ing with their “topes” (Tubes of Hope).

We are truly grate­ful and would like to thank all South Africans for their sup­port.

We would be re­miss in our thanks though if we did not ac­knowl­edge the Bor­der Area Round Ta­ble for their ef­fort in tak­ing our cause di­rectly to their lo­cal com­mu­nity and just ex­ceed­ing our ex­pec­ta­tions with their sale of Topes.

They col­lec­tively sold 850 topes, amount­ing to R21 250 raised.

With­out you and the sup­port of your lo­cal com­mu­nity, The Sun­flower Fund would not have en­joyed the suc­cess we did with this cam­paign.

Your sup­port means that we have ad­di­tional funds to re­cruit blood stem cell donors from across the coun­try to give in­di­vid­u­als di­ag­nosed with leukaemia and other life-threat­en­ing blood dis­or­ders the hope of life.

You have truly given ex­pres­sion to our slo­gan that Hope Be­gins with You!

We are hon­oured that you would choose to part­ner with us in this way.

Any­one want­ing to make a do­na­tion or reg­is­ter as a blood stem cell donor, can call The Sun­flower Fund on 0800-121-082. — Kim Web­ster, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions, The Sun­flower Fund man­ner that meets the re­quire­ments of be­ing re­garded as such.

Un­der no cir­cum­stances should it be al­lowed that com­rades tear at each other in full view of the so­ci­ety. I wish that peo­ple imag­ine a sit­u­a­tion wherein the same so­ci­ety starts los­ing con­fi­dence in the ANC and opts for other par­ties.

An ANC which is in bat­tle with it­self must rest as­sured that such a be­hav­iour di­rectly af­fects the so­ci­ety, as the so­ci­ety al­ways ex­pects pro­vi­sion of a bet­ter life for all from the ANC.

Again, once we are per­ceived to be fight­ing, con­fu­sion will erupt and a sense of mis­trust emerge, lead­ing to an un­nec­es­sary plague that will hit hard at the wel­fare of our peo­ple. A bleed­ing ANC will lead to a bleed­ing so­ci­ety. We surely do not want to face the wrath of the undy­ing spir­its of Dube, Luthuli, Tambo, Man­dela and oth­ers who at all times en­sured the sacro­sanct na­ture of the unity of the ANC. Or­der, com­rades! — Ndu­miso M Sapepa, ANC BEC mem­ber, King Jonguh­langa Branch ward 19 O R Tambo re­gion

Pic­ture: FREDLIN ADRI­AAN

DO­ING THEIR BIT: Verken­ner Pri­mary Grade R pupils sup­ported the Sun­flower Foun­da­tion by buy­ing topes to raise aware­ness last month

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