“We have some amazing women in our organisation who drove this campaign and I’d like to specifically thank our Youth Co-ordinator Camillah Adams as well as our Marketing Assistant Lisa Jeneker and my entire marketing department for the work they put in to ensure that we were able to have a significant impact on the organisations we have chosen to support. I’d also like to thank one of our partners at the Cobras, Mitchum, who kindly donated deodorants for our care packs which we handed over at Mowbray Maternity, as well as the entire WPCA staff and the wider cricket community in Cape Town who showed their care by donating money and product to this cause, truly displaying an unwavering spirit of Ubuntu.”
At the handover at Mowbray Maternity Hospital, the spokesperson for the hospital - Thembela Nqwede - highlighted the suffering that is experienced by some of their patients, which illustrates one of crisis that our country is faced with - high levels of unemployment, which results in the lack of certain basic needs. The spokesperson thanked WPCA and stated that these care packs will do a lot to help those patients and that the day was a significant one for them and the future of the hospital.
"Don't do it exclusively to us, Cape Town is big and so are its needs - we are not the only ones in need. Today was a historical event for us. A helping hand is a blessed hand, we appreciate all the help," Nqwede concluded.
"Every year we collect for identified institutions, this year we picked the Mowbray Maternity Hospital for this project. It was a good outing for everyone, good exposure to how they work and what they do for the community in need, “ said WPCA Youth Co-ordinator Camillah Adams.