Eden District Speaker and the Eden Lions Club jointly celebrate Madiba

In her quest to ensure that the Eden District municipal area’s residents live their lives in acceptable conditions, the Eden Speaker Doris Nayler decided not to stop reaching out while the need is still evident. Speaker Nayler, through her “House to Home Project”, which initially came into existence last year after various families lost their homes due to fire, again donated 20 blankets and 10 stoves to the Eden Lions Club.

Eden Speaker Doris Nayler (right) and Mr Carl van Blerk from the Eden Lions Club (left), with the items that will be distributed on Mandela Day
Eden Speaker Doris Nayler (right) and Mr Carl van Blerk from the Eden Lions Club (left), with the items that will be distributed on Mandela Day

The event took place on Monday, 13 July 2015 at her office at the Eden District Municipality.

Speaker Nayler could have selected various beneficiaries in the district to donate these items to, but instead decided to join forces with the Lion’s Club to further fulfil their vision, to better the community. On Friday 17th of July 2015, the Lion’s Club will be constructing recyclable sleeping bags at the Outeniqua Transport Museum in George (9am to 4pm) in celebration of Mandela Day and subsequently will donate the bags around the George area on 18 July 2015 (Mandela Day). While distributing the sleeping bags, these blankets and stoves will also form part of the “hand out” process – ONE PROJECT OF GOODWILL, COMPLEMENTING ANOTHER.

After handing the items to Mr Van Blerk, Speaker Nayler said: “The moment you start reaching out to people, only then you realise that there are so much more to do.” When Mr Van Blerk took the items in acceptance, he emphasised: “Anything we receive, we give back to the community” and also added that when they give, they get so much more back. Mr Van Blerk further explained that the only challenge the Club is facing, is the need for more hands. For more information to contribute towards the project or provide a voluntary service, contact the Eden Lions Club (Mr Carl Van Blerk) at telephone number 044-8841829 or via e-mail at webmaster@edenlions.org.za.

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