300 Club 2020

Our 300 Club fees for 2020 are a once-off payment of R120 per year.

There are monthly draws of R300 (1st), R150 (2nd), and R75 (3rd) for members!

At the end of each year one lucky member stand the chance of winning R1 000! Our aim for 2020 is to have 300 members…we already have 90 members to date (29 November)!

Please support this worthy cause – see attached 300 Club form for 2020!

SEPTEMBER WINNERS:

  1. CAROL BEZUIDENHOUT (132)
  2. JUNE GARSIDE (21)
  3. NANCY MINYAYO (86)

OCTOBER WINNERS:

  1. BEULAH SMITH (99)
  2. DELENE DIPPENAAR (32)
  3. SHIRLEY BRENT (27)

NOVEMBER WINNERS:

  1. LINDA KAPP (11)
  2. BARRY HECHTER (137)
  3. CAROL BEZUIDENHOUT (132)

DECEMBER WINNERS:

  1. S & D HOWARD (107)
  2. COLIN BENTLEY (43)
  3. DEREK HILL (49)

ANNUAL DRAW WINNER OF R1 000:

DENISE LONG (124)

Chartity Shops...

WELCOME TO OUR CHARITY SHOPS:

 CLOTHES GALORE & WOT NOT SHOP

(7 Gomery Avenue, Summerstrand)

Various quality branded handbags/travel luggage, shoes, kids bags

for sale at bargain prizes!

We gladly accept donations of unwanted items, pre-loved clothes, linen & any household items.

MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 – 2PM

PLEASE CONTACT THE HOME ON 041 583 2183 for more info!

From the Manager's Desk...

Dear Cheshire Home Summerstrand Employees

I thought of different ways to begin this letter, but the most suitable way is just starting by saying “thank you for all your work!” Because of you, the family and friends have a kind soul near them. The residents are well taken care of, feel the joy of having small conversations throughout the day and can look to their future with a little more hope.

It takes a great strength of character to help people take care of themselves and to organize their lives essentially. Additionally, to have the patience to talk with someone when that person sometimes doesn’t remember who you are, and to have the power to help differently abled persons perform their daily activities, such as cooking, transferring, turning at night, cleaning, bathing, dressing, when they no longer can.

Your work is essential, not only for the people you care for, but also for the society as a whole. I think you can be called our societal parents, as you guide, support and help those who need that special attention beyond our own. Every effort you make, small or big, adds to people’s improved quality of life, and that is admirable.

I know that things are not easy for you. The status of your work is not where it should be, yet the need for specialized care is endless. Although the rewards are not many, I thank you for your patience, hard work and good intentions. I often hear people say “I want to do something that matters to others, something meaningful!” – and I think your work is one of those type of jobs. There you can be repaid not only financially, but also with a kind smile and the look of gratitude, which sometimes makes all the difference in the world.

If you ever feel down, or think that your work is not appreciated, remember, that many families in this world are grateful that you exist and all of us are thanking you from the bottom of our hearts! Besides, in spite of all the scientific advancements in medicine, the cures we find or medical mysteries we unravel, we will always need people like you, to take care of our loved ones!

Team work makes the dream work. This sentence epitomises the essence of the employees at Cheshire. I value your support and hard work, and look forward to embracing the challenges and adventures that 2020 holds for us.

With love always,

 

DEIDRE BURGER

Backabuddy Crowdfunding

Charlotte Raubenheimer from Port Elizabeth is crowdfunding on Backabuddy for Resident Phillip Janse van Rensburg (52). He has been a resident at Cheshire Home Summerstrand since July 1998 and has Cerebral Palsy. His wheelchair helps him enjoy some of his hobbies, which are rides at the beach and computers.

Phillip's wheelchair is operated by specialised gear that is powered by a particular battery and worked with his chin. It needs repairs and a new battery. Also, sea elements have contributed to its rust.

Funds raised will assist Phillip in acquiring a new wheelchair and a laptop.

Please support Phillips crowdfunding campaign on Backabuddy:
https://www.backabuddy.co.za/ironman-4-phillip