Pigs for People makes a mark with school’s stationery gift
THE latest beneficiary of the Pig and Whistle Inn’s Pigs for People charity project is Bathurst Primary School.
Pig and Whistle front-of-house manager Natalie Brighton handed over stationery supplies to the school last Friday.
“By this time of the year most of the kids have lost, finished or have had their items stolen,” Brighton said.
The school was pleased to receive pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers and notebooks to distribute to the pupils as needed.
“These items are for the children and children alone and should enable them to finish the remainder of the school year without having to worry about the little items that make a huge difference,” Brighton said.
She said Bathurst Primary was Pigs for People’s first project a few years ago, when they put on a Christmas party for the children and provided a jungle gym for the playground.
“We’d like to do more for this school as they’ve got nothing,” she said.
Pigs for People’s next project is to provide paint, poles and nets for the netball courts at Qhayiya Primary School, in Nolukhanyo.
The Pigs for People initiative was started three and a half years ago by Lisa Came, daughter of the Pig and Whistle owners Gavin and Lucille Came.
How it works is that for a donation of R250, a person will get their name engraved on a wooden pig plaque, which is then placed on a wall in the bar to commemorate that person’s donation.
The proceeds received from each donation of R250 then go towards helping community projects.
MUCH APPRECIATED: Bathurst Primary School teacher Dawn Richter, left, accepted a donation of stationery from Natalie Brighton of the Pig and Whistle Inn last week as part of the ongoing Pigs for People charity project