On Sunday 19 October 2014 there was a fatal shooting at Pick N Pay Waterstone in Somerset West during a robbery. A security guard was killed while performing his duties. Ukukhanya, in association with other organisations, including Pick N Pay, are supporting a fund for the family of the slain man.
If you would like to contribute please make your donations in to the following account. Please make the payment reference “shooting incident” so we know to allocate the money correctly, the email address for proof of payment is firstname.lastname@example.org
Any financial contribution can be made to:
Account Holder: Ukukhanya
Account Number: 62325848052
Branch Code: 200512
Account Type: FNB Cheque account
If you, a friend or family member witnessed the incident and require counselling Ukukhanya can be contacted on 021 850 0061
If you would like to know more about the incident at Waterstone click on the links below.
Eye Witness News Report
August 9th is International Women’s Day 2014. In order to really make it special join us for the Winter Ball at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West. Proceeds are in aid of Ukukhanya.
We are also seeking sponsorship of prizes, so if you have a local business please book a table and/or sponsor a prize.
Its going to be a fantastic evening. Ladies and Gents looking their best and enjoying a fabulous 3-course meal.
To book: email Lisa on email@example.com
Thank you to the kind and generous people of the Helderberg!
Last week many people in our community responded to an online appeal via our CEO Hilda Lourens and Ukukhanya for household goods to assist a woman in need. She had just escaped an abusive relationship with her children and almost nothing else.
You responded quickly and generously and enabled this member of our community to find her feet and start a new life. Please see below her letter of thanks. Those of you who were able to donate we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have made a huge and positive difference to this family. Please see the letter below from the woman who received your kindness:
Today is the day that most of us are rudely woken up from our holiday slumber to discover that there is a lot to get done before school starts again on Wednesday. Its time to reorganise and kick ourselves in to gear for the new year ahead. Its no different for the team at Ukukhanya. Not only are we still dealing with the aftermath of the flooding last year, but we are also looking forward and planning 2014. Continue reading
This morning Ukukhanya opened its doors to 2014. We are looking forward to another year in which we are able to support, assist and change the lives of the people who have suffered from abuse in the Helderberg region. We are all extremely positive that 2014 will be a year of exciting progress and growth.
The recent flooding in Somerset West has left the offices of Ukukhanya very wet. Although we managed to get the worst of the water up the problem is that the foundations of the building are soaked and water continues to seep up through the concrete. It is very damp and smelly. We are hoping that that landlord’s insurance will replace the carpets, but much of our office furniture is ruined. The Helderberg Floods have subsided, but there is still a lot of cleaning up to do.
If anyone can assist us with donations we would sincerely appreciate it.
We are also looking for someone who is handy with wood to repair our dollhouse in the children’s play-therapy room.
Dolls house in the play therapy room at Ukukhanya