Sasol Winter Warmer Handover

“We are here because there are people who care about other people,”

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The Bulletin News
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Sasol hosted its annual Winter Warmer Handover event on Friday 8 June at Lillian Ngoyi Hall.
The drive was attended by Sasol representatives, local charity organisations (who were the recipients of winter essentials such as blankets and food items) as well as the Executive Mayor of Govan Mbeki Municipality, Councillor Thandi Ngxonono.
After an opening prayer by Pastor Muzi Khumalo, Councillor Ngxonono expressed heartfelt appreciation for the work that the winter drive was achieving in the community. “We are here because there are people who care about other people,” she said.
It was appropriate that the event took place on a Friday, since government has recently declared the days “Mandela Fridays”. “The initiative is part of commemorating the Nelson Mandela Centenary through social activism,” Councillor Ngxonono explained. “It is an initiative that aims to remind citizens about the power of selflessness, human service and giving in the spirit of ubuntu. The initiative calls on all citizens to carry the legacy of struggle icons Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.” Citizens are urged to do so by taking time to perform any selfless act of service.
Neil Engelbrecht, the CSR chairperson for GMM described the winter warmer campaign as “ a collaboration between businesses that want to make an impactful contribution to society.”
“We’re in it for the community, and the response was brilliant; we have exceeded all our goals and expectations,” he said.
The partners (of Sasol) that made contributions to this year’s drive were Fempower, M&S Projects, Sanitech, Prommac, PDPS, SNC Lavalin, OTB Construction and Megchem. This year’s beneficiaries included Highveld Ridge Child & Family Welfare, SAVF, TUTELA, RATA, FAMSA, Mpumalanga Mental Health Society, House of Mercy and Isiphephelo Centre.

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