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Have you picked a project for Mandela Day yet? On 18 July 2014 tens of thousands of South Africans will take to their communities in service to honour the father of our nation – Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. If you don’t know what you’ll be doing yet, we have a proposition for you.
The Salvation Army Hesketh King Treatment Centre is a place of healing for habitual substance abusers that simply can’t afford the exorbitant price of private rehabilitation. It’s a haven of help and hope to men and boys aged 16 and up whose lives have surreptitiously been torn apart by the chaos of falling into substance abuse.
The Centre is funded, in part, by The Salvation Army and is subsidised by the Western Cape Department of Social Development, but every cent goes towards restoring the lives of those who courageously cross the threshold of its open doors. What is needed right now, is your help in maintaining the facilities.
Increasing financial pressure has led to years of having to put off basic repairs in favour of treating patients – our first priority. As a result, the grounds are in serious need of a clean up. The Centre needs a lick of paint, the pathways need paving, the floors need tiling, the windows need curtaining and in short, Hesketh King needs a fresh start of its own, to be restored – just like its patients.
How can you help? Well that’s easy. We need your skills, time and resources and not that much of it.
Date: 18 July 2014
Venue: Hesketh King Treatment Centre (Stellenbosch, Western Cape).
Phone: 021 884 4600
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