Branches launch collective effort for charity
Mandela Day is a day of compassion and outreach, and one that is very important to many of SCP Radiology’s staff. This year, eight different SCP branch teams embarked on eight different projects to support charity organisations in their local communities.
“We were once again reminded this past week that SCP is honoured to have staff whose focus is always on people,” says HR Manager Maryke Smith. “Mandela Day is a project that’s very close to many of our hearts and it was a privilege to witness the enthusiasm and hard work of all our teams.
“It is with tremendous gratitude that we thank them for coming together and living our shared values both at and away from work.”
These are the projects and picture highlights.
The Panorama team supplied essential consumables for the babies of Ubuntu House, including diapers, toiletries and medicine. The team also collected pre-loved items of clothing to donate. This halfway house is a safe haven for babies waiting to be adopted. More than 700 babies have been cared for by the Ubuntu House team to date.
Bottelary Primary School
SCP’s administrative team sponsored school uniforms, backpacks and an array of classroom consumables for foundation phase children from Bottelary Primary School. SCP also reallocated three computers for administrative use at the school, collected books and educational toys from staff, and served a meal to every child in the school.
Special thanks to every SCP team member who baked and helped donate around 700 cupcakes, as well as to sponsors Vestis, Office National and Exitol.
Worcester House of Hope
Our Worcester team chose an organisation that shelters victims of abuse. The children’s play area at Worcester House of Hope was spruced up with educational wall art (thank you to Autacs and Worcester Shopfitters for their contributions). The ladies who currently reside here were treated to a morning tea, knitting lesson and manicure, while the kids enjoyed decorating cupcakes before enjoying lunch and a film together.
Athlone House of Strength
This is the charity that was chosen by our team in Paarl. It is located in the Drakenstein Valley and provides shelter for abused women and children. Our team did an amazing job of establishing a lawn in the children’s outdoor play area and fixing the jungle gym and swings. They also donated toys and play equipment, and served a meal and a treat.
This charity organisation provides a temporary home and rehabilitation centre to victims of family abuse, and our colleagues at Cape Gate donated brand-new bedding and home accessories to provide comfort to the women and children living at Huis Jabes. We also managed to collect a substantial amount of pre-owned clothing, shoes and toys.
Badisa West Coast
In Vredenburg, the SCP team settled on a relief effort for Badisa West Coast, an organisation that supports families in need to make ends meet. The team bought wholesale food and household supplies and repackaged them for distribution.
Our Durbanville team livened up the recreation room at Huis Ravenzicht, an old-age home in Kraaifontein. Most of the residents making use of the room have limited mobility, and now have access to a mini library, puzzles and board games, and wool and accessories for knitting and crocheting.
Our Louis Leipoldt branch sent two teams to Tygerberg Hospice. The first group delivered food parcels which get distributed to families in need in the surrounding community, along with second-hand clothes which can be sold in the hospice clothing shop. Team 2 went to the hospice’s palliative care unit, a 40 bed in-patient care facility based on Karl Bremer Hospital’s grounds. Our team donated toiletries and adult diapers.