Pigs for Peo­ple makes a mark with school’s sta­tionery gift

Talk of the Town - - News - JON HOUZET

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.

Pic­ture: JON HOUZET

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

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