Reddam House Bedfordview’s students and staff embraced the school motto: ‘We shall give back’ by making Jars of Hope to deliver to various charities around Johannesburg for Mandela Day. Due to lockdown restrictions, the school’s 67 minutes of Mandela service was postponed to the 5th of August.
According to a statement from the school: ‘Covid-19 has had a direct impact on the lives of many. The cold winter weather adds to their strife, both physically and mentally. Being given a jar of soup ingredients, that can provide a warm meal for 4-8 people, could offer some solace and hope, and might even bring a smile to their faces. While adhering to the Covid-19 regulations, the students and staff from our campuses made enough jars of hope to feed 6300 people.’
Jars were donated to:
• Beacon of Hope.
• Ubuhle Bezwe.
• Ukwakha Isizwe.
• Eastgate Primary School.
In addition, and as part of the school’s Mandela Day efforts, Reddam House Bedfordview started a KwaZulu-Natal relief drive to help those who had been badly affected by the recent riots and looting. The Reddam Bedfordview family managed to collect and send more than 1600kg worth of food items to Empangeni.
‘There are truly no words to express our gratitude to our incredible parents, students and friends for opening your hearts and giving so generously to this cause!’ concluded the statement.
Reddam House Bedfordview