Meropa Casiono & Entertainment World and its outsourced cleaning company, I Bower and Associates, helped to spread much-needed warmth this winter when they recently donated blankets to Mogaung Hospice in Mankweng. A total of 52 blankets worth R13 000 were donated. The care facility provides palliative home-based care to people living with life-threatening illnesses. The blankets were handed over to the hospice to coincide with the 702 Sun International CEO Sleep Out, when Sun International’s Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Stephens and nearly 200 of the country’s top business leaders recently spent a night out in the cold to raise awareness and funds for vulnerable children. “The 702 Sun International CEO Sleep Out is a stark reminder to all of us that there are thousands of people on the streets without as much as a blanket to keep them warm in winter. In acknowledgment of initiative, we wanted to do something to uplift vulnerable members in our own community. Mogaung Hospice provides an invaluable service to our community, caring for people with terminal diseases and ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect in their final days. The hospice is also a non-profit organisation, it depends heavily on donations and support from companies and individuals to keep operating,” Mothomoni Mapela, Socio Economic Development Practitioner at Meropa Casino & Entertainment World said.
He further explained that with the kind support of I Bower and Associates they were able to make it a little easier for the hospice to keep its patients warm this winter.
LEANDRI VAN SCHALKWYK