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HELP SPREAD CHRISTMAS JOY ACROSS KOUGA

28 October 2021
Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Fountains Mall, will be collecting new gifts for 450 less fortunate children from Thornhill, Loerie, Hankey and Patensie. Ready to spread some Christmas joy are (from left) Manager of the Office of Kouga Executive Mayor and Speaker, Anene Jonck, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Kouga Office Administrator, Elvina Felix.

Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Fountains Mall, will be collecting new gifts for 450 less fortunate children from Thornhill, Loerie, Hankey and Patensie. Ready to spread some Christmas joy are (from left) Manager of the Office of Kouga Executive Mayor and Speaker, Anene Jonck, Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks, and Kouga Office Administrator, Elvina Felix.

SHE dreams of colourful pencils to draw a beautiful picture . . . the little boy about a big blue tractor with farm animals.

A fast red car, beautiful clothes, a huge teddy bear, a pretty doll and a ball are also on the wish list – even school stationary. Not to forget the truck and new shoes. And even toiletries.

These are the Christmas wishes of 450 less-privileged children from Thornhill, Loerie and Hankey.

“Kouga Municipality, in conjunction with Fountains Mall, will be collecting new gifts for 450 less fortunate children from Thornhill, Loerie, Hankey and Patensie,” said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

“However, we cannot do it alone.

“We appeal to all our employees and residents to open their hearts – and their wallets – to help spread some Christmas joy this December. Without your support this project would fail.”

According to Hendricks, the project forms part of the Keep Kouga Caring narrative – one of seven narratives.

 

How it works

Each child, identified by One Village, has written his or her special wish onto a Christmas card, with their name and age – a card which they have coloured in themselves.

These cards will be displayed on the Christmas tree in the forecourt at Pick n Pay in Fountains Mall from Friday, October 29.

“Residents are able to select a card – or cards – that touches their heart and purchase the gift written on the card,” said Hendricks. “Residents can either wrap the presents themselves or have them wrapped by the Kouga Municipality team.

“The name and surname of the child must be clearly marked on the present.”

Gifts can be dropped off at the Kouga Municipality office at 33 Da Gama Road or at Centre Management at Fountains Mall during working hours.

“Help us to make a joyful difference in the lives of these deserving children and help keep Kouga caring,” said Hendricks.

For more information, contact Monique Basson at 082 219 9169 or send an email to mbasson@kouga.gov.za.