Mr and Miss Diamantveld High School finalists Melainé Fourie and Dolf Hohls are holding a teddy drive to raise funds for the Jannie Roux children’s home in Barkly West.
MISTER and Miss Diamantveld High School finalists Melainé Fourie and Dolf Hohls are holding a teddy drive to raise funds for the Jannie Roux children’s home in Barkly West.
Melani Fourie said her daughter Melainé and Dolf, who are both in Grade 12, chose the children’s home as their community project.
“Caritas works closely with the home and there is a big need for clothes, blankets, toiletries, sanitary products and foodstuffs for the 85 children accommodated there, who are between the ages of four and 18 years.
“The bears, who are named Danny and Sandy, were donated by Caritas. They are travelling from business to business in Kimberley and Kuruman where they spend the day.
“Despite it being difficult times where businesses are recovering from the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses have opened their hearts to help the home. Businesses are challenging each other to donate funds towards this cause. The travelling teddies are documenting their journey on Instagram, Tiktok and Facebook.”
Fourie added that Melainé and Dolf had managed to raise funds to give each child a teddy bear.
“We will hand over the toys and clothes and spoil them with cake and popcorn this weekend. We hope to make this an ongoing project.”
She stated that the fund-raising project started on May 30 and would continue until July 20.
“The beauty pageant will take place on July 28, where the 20 finalists will announce the total amount of money they managed to raise. The winners will be selected based on the amount of funds raised as well as the community project that they were involved in and the difference they played in improving the lives of community members.”
She added that anyone who wished to contribute towards the project could contact her on 073 2915 255 or Annemarie Hohls on 082 8569 103.
“Any donations are welcome no matter how big or small.”