The Eden Lions helped to make 3 000 sandwiches during on Mandela Day last year.
GEORGE NEWS - The George Herald will be spending its 67 minutes for Mandela by making 3 000 sandwiches to be distributed among needy families by Life Community Services.
This year Mandela Day falls on a Saturday 18 July so the 67 minutes spent making sandwiches will take place on Friday 17 July on the first floor of the George Herald building in York Street.
Businesses are invited to support this event by entering a team of four representing your company (dressed in branded clothing if possible) to help make sandwiches. Entry is free, but it would be appreciated if each team donates a pocket of oranges for distribution with the sandwiches. Booking is essential as space for only 12 teams is available.
If you choose to make a difference with the George Herald on Friday, between 08:15 and 09:22, please book your spot with Lorraine Verhagen at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than tomorrow, Friday 10 July.
Life Community Services is running a wonderful holiday programme for underprivileged children - keeping youngsters safe and off the streets, feeding them and teaching them life skills. For this reason the George Herald has decided to add even more spunk to the Mandela Day celebrations by throwing a 'Christmas in July' party when each child will receive a toy, adding a bit of extra warmth to Mandela Day.
Life Community Services began their winter holiday programme on 27 June with their annual Mini Olympics at the Life kitchen property in Main Road, Parkdene. Maryna DeVries, Life's CEO, says the day was reminiscent of the Rugby World Cup in 1995 when South Africa, also the host country, took the cup.
"We are once again bringing our communities together through sport during youth month."
Preschoolers from the Happy Feet Learning Centres and the Life Community Centres in Thembalethu, Parkdene, Conville and Pacaltsdorp, as well as their siblings and parents participated in a day of fun.
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