With Johannesburg in the grip of a cold spell on July 19, the donation of blankets to Thembalami Care Centre by Broll Auctions and Sales could not have come at a better time.
The company’s Martine Saus, Kunal Nagar and Hermione de Jongh visited the Rand Aid-run care centre – which incorporates the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA) –and personally handed over blankets to those in need of a little extra warmth.
One of the recipients was a 94-year-old man who was taken to the care centre that morning by the Department of Social Development. The frail man, who is blind, was staying alone in a flat in Joburg South, but was due to be evicted.
“Our residents are at an age when they are always cold and the donation of the 50 bright, warm blankets will bring them considerable comfort,” says Thembalami’s Elize Raath.
“We are so happy to be able to share our warmth and love with the Thembalami and MODA residents,” said Broll’s Martine after the hand-over.
Seated: Barry Waldeck and Hansie Griessel (MODA). Standing: Thembalami’s Elize Raath with Broll Auctions and Sales’ Martine Saus, Kunal Nagar and Hermione de Jongh.
Broll Auctions and Sales’ Martine Saus with Thembalami resident Thomas Mans.