In the spirit of Nelson Mandela, both parties gave of their time to giving back to the community, who face constant adversity on a daily basis. This all came about via social media when WPCA saw the good work that Ladles of Love were doing and decided to be an extended hand throughout 67 minutes of the Mandela day by dishing out soup to the homeless individuals around Cape Town.
“Western Province Cricket Association wanted to be part of this great initiative as we have done similar types of soup kitchens in previous years and we wanted to just add to the amazing work Ladles of Love were doing; it was truly a magnificent initiative and one which we hope we will be able to support going forward,” said David Brooke, WPCA Brand Manager.
In spite the gloomy weather playing its role, it did not dampen the spirits of the collective who thrived under the pressure of the kitchen knife and chopping of vegetables. The unity amongst every individual during the 67 minutes, indicated the true nature of Nelson Mandela himself.
“It’s about providing as many people with the chance to do their 67 minutes as impactful as possible, not only have we fed meals to around 800 homeless people today and given them clothes, we are also cooking around three thousand litres of soup which is going to other organisations like shelters refugees and orphanages.”
“The third benefit of this is we are raising money to pay for the entire year of a feeding scheme of a primary school in Cape Town until Mandela day 2020,” said Kate Haywood, spokesperson at Ladles of Love.