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As the first half of the year draws to a close, we reflect on the significant events and moments that will shape the next 6 months.

 

Firstly, we welcomed 2 new managers – Sister Delene Janse van Rensburg as Head of Care, and Maxine Ferreira as Finance Manager. Both dynamic ladies are settling into their roles with great determination and passion, and we look forward to their initiatives and energy. New residents have joined our family – Marius Olivier and Lourensia Reichert, and we love having them at our Home. Monica Peter, a familiar face at Cheshire is now officially a Cheshire Care Worker. Sister Laura Maritz is the proud granny of a little granddaughter, and Glenda Cloete is eagerly awaiting the birth of her first grandchild.

 

We were able to host a Fete again, which raised over R260 000. We are absolutely delighted. Our Fete Hamper raised over R13 000! We are still selling tickets for a 4700 litre JoJo tank – at only R20 a ticket. Thank you to Warren Auld for this generous gift. We have been blessed by donations from many special friends – I wish I could list you all.

Last week, the Gift of the Givers surprised us and brought us 2 water tanks, a lot of drinking water and products for our Home. Thank you to Corene and Alie from Gift of the Givers, who made this possible. Other beautiful donors, who wish to remain anonymous for now, have also donated water tanks to our Home, and we praise them for their generosity and kindness. Our water situation is mostly resolved…now to pump our borehole water through our system.

 

To manage the finances of a home this size, is like juggling 10 balls with one hand. Maintenance is ongoing and unplanned – we are 47 years old this year, so there is always work that needs to be done. Vehicles are expensive to maintain, wheelchair parts are costly. Nappies cost R9 000 per month. Toiletries are about R100 per person per month – for a basic toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo, roll on, deodorant and face cloth. Electricity and water is costly and the tariffs keep climbing. Let’s not talk about the ever-escalating petrol and food costs. 

 

Our monthly subsidy from the Department of Social Development, only covers 40 of the 55 residents. Most of the residents don’t have the means to provide for their basic needs. Their monthly disability grant is a tiny amount, and a portion of that is used for a small funeral policy, nappy contribution and then pocket money for their own little treats. The subsidy must be spent according to a specific ratio determined by the Department. We need to provide proof of the spend…for Khaya Cheshire and Cheshire Home Summerstrand.  

 

Sadly, the subsidy only covers 16% of our monthly required income so there is much pressure on us to fundraise the balance. And we have not, since March, received our subsidy yet. The financial year started on 1 April 2022, and the support for our charity shops are critical. These shops are the heartbeat of our Home. The shops that service OUR home, are situated at our Home at 7 Gomery Avenue, Summerstrand. These are our only shops. Donations can be delivered here, or we can be contacted to arrange collection with pleasure. Our shops will now be operating on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10-2pm, and on other days “by appointment only”. We hereby appeal to you for your unwanted items so that we can make money to keep ‘the balls in the air’.

 

On that note, allow me to thank the special volunteers, who offer up so much time to maintain the shops. These volunteers worked tirelessly through lockdown, they worked weekends, after hours, packing and unpacking and cleaning and marking…without them we would really have been in dire straits. Thank you to these most beautiful and wonderful and special people.

 

So, look out for some exciting activities which lie ahead for our fundraising calendar. If you want to assist in any way by donating toiletries, leaving a bequest, helping find funding from abroad, if you have a fundraising idea, or want to merely donate time/product to us – it’s all appreciated!

It’s never too little…and it’s never too late.

 

Bless you!

 

DEIDRE BURGER

RESTRICTIONS AT CHESHIRE HOME SUMMERSTRAND

 

1. Visitations to Cheshire: You are welcome to visit your family / friend at Cheshire – NO VISITORS / FAMILY IN THE BEDROOMS. 
2. Please make use of the braai area, quiet room, outside areas in the Home.  
3. Outings to family and friends: Please be responsible and take residents out to venues which have good protocols in place. 
4. Outings: Residents may visit their people at their Homes. Please do not expose them to persons who are Covid positive or ill. If that has happened, please notify us so that we can monitor them for symptoms upon their return to the Home.   
5. If residents / staff are ill, they will be required to wear a mask. However, as per     Government legislation the wearing of masks is no longer mandatory. 
6. Still nervous…still protective…still cautious. 

WELCOME TO OUR CHARITY SHOPS:

 

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY

10 – 2PM

 

* CLOTHES GALORE

* BOOK BARN

 * WOT NOT SHOP

* COFFEE SHOP (OPEN EVERY FRIDAY)

 

(CASH OR CARD)

 

We gladly accept donations of unwanted items, pre-loved clothes,  linen & any household items and will collect!

 

CONTACT THE HOME on

041 583 2183 for more info!

 

Our 300 Club fees for 2022 are a once-off payment of R120 per year. This is such an easy fundraiser for our home, and you benefit as well. Subscription forms are available from our office and we aim to reach our target of 300 members this year!

To date (1 July) we have 117 members! There are monthly draws of R300 (1st), R150 (2nd), and R75 (3rd) for members and at the end of each year one lucky member stand the chance of winning

R1 000!

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

 

APRIL WINNERS:

  1. SCHOLTZ OPPERMAN (53)
  2. LEEANNE NAIDOO (101)
  3. JEAN CAWOOD (65)

Very exciting day for Khaya Cheshire on 9 September! So proud of the new bus and the excitement on the kids’ faces was priceless! Click here for photos of the hand over.

 

"Today was a dream come true for Cheshire Home Summerstrand! Our little Khaya Cheshire finally took ownership of the new vehicle, the long awaited VW Crafter. With thanks to the National Lotteries Commission for making this possible…for allowing us to believe that anything is possible with a bit of faith!

Our heartfelt thanks to Mark Fish from Tavcor Commercial for the fantastic experience, for the gift boxes, the mascot, the coffee and treats. Thank you for all your arranging behind the scenes!

We are so proud and feel safe and sound in our new vehicle!

Onwards and upwards Khaya Cheshire! Dreams do come true!"

 

Deidre Burger - Manager Cheshire Home Summerstrand

 

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