SPAR turns 60 with 600 kids
SPAR has officially turned 60 this year and had the most amazing time celebrating their 60th birthday with children from various community centres in South Africa and Eswatini earlier this month.
Children in Distress, an organisation that supports vulnerable children and elderly people in the White River area, was the first to be invited to a party in Chweni in Kabokweni. They were followed by Sinani, a non-profit organisation in the Lowveld that supports local community initiatives to feed and care for orphans, vulnerable children and widows, that had their party at Mpakeni. Heart of Africa had its party in Eswatini.
The children had a blast with entertainment from Zippy the Clown, who performed a thrilling magic show and made some fun balloon hats for the kids. They also had a visit from SPAR Squillos and Sunbake, who handed out wonderful goodies and treats.
However, nothing says birthday like cake, which was sponsored by Chipkins Puratos.
“Being able to celebrate this day the SPAR way together with our community is always very special and we were able to incorporate Arbor Day by donating a Spekboom tree to each of the centres,” says SPAR Lowveld’s sponsorship controller Bella Mogane.
“To celebrate your birthday with someone, you are celebrating the life and experiences of an individual while bringing people together. Having these children as part of our family tree, we also had the opportunity to listen to the most amazing stories. Even if we are not always able to make an impact everywhere, the little you do has a way of changing someone’s life. Many of the children do not have the means to celebrate their birthdays, nor have people to celebrate it with them.”
SPAR also donated a grocery voucher to the three homes to the value of R10 000 each to help support the children as they go into the festive season.
“We would also like to thank our sponsors who joined hands with us to make this birthday celebration even more special and we are grateful to our community for helping us to inspire people to do and be more,” says Bella.
For more information contact Deidre Lindeque of Sinani on email@example.com. Marthina Duminy is the contact person for Children in Distress and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on Heart of Africa is available on its website.