GEORGE NEWS - Life Community Services (LCS) suffered a severe blow last week with two break-ins at their property in Golf Street, Parkdene.
The break-ins happened on Tuesday night and the second on Thursday night.
Despite several kinds of security precautions, the intruders managed to bypass systems and gain access to various buildings on the property.
Doors, security gates and burglar-barred windows were all broken when forced open with crowbars.
All garden tools and garden machinery like lawnmowers, as well as all maintenance power tools, flat-screen TVs used in the aftercare facility, supplies for the Holiday Club, and other materials have been stolen.
"The tragedy is the destruction of the premises that are used to serve the community, and in particular the children who are attending the many programmes offered by Life," says director Sally Versveld. "The current Holiday Club programme is run all day and is attracting more than 200 primary and high school children and 100 preschool children at the Happy Feet preschool. These children come from various communities that are benefitting from a safe and caring environment where they are able to learn life skills, play sport and games and enjoy two nutritious meals a day."
LCS needs healthy food for the kids, and anything to assist with games, like second-hand tennis balls, soccer balls and ropes as well as crayons, scissors, paint colouring books, etc.
If anyone has information that can assist Life, or is able to help in any way, please contact the Life office on 044 873 6601.
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