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Fitness trainers to bless orphanage this Women's Month

Donate a packet of pads and help Consistent Fitness Club from Mfuleni gift Unakho Orphanage girls this woman's month. Supplied

Donate a packet of pads and help Consistent Fitness Club from Mfuleni gift Unakho Orphanage girls this woman's month. Supplied

Published Aug 3, 2022

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Cape Town - The Consistent Fitness Club from Mfuleni identified the Unakho Children's Home Care in Gugulethu as the beneficiaries of their Women's Day Sanitary Towel Drive.

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The towels will benefit about 10 girls permanently staying at the home and more than 25 who regularly visit the home for meals and social interventions.

These are orphaned children from different communities who ended up in the care of the Home years back. They rely on donations for most of their needs, and according to the founder of the orphanage, Lulama Bonani, circumstances make it difficult for the Home to provide basic cosmetics for the kids.

"I won't lie, getting sanitary towels isn't much of our priority because we even struggle to provide them with proper meals, stationery and clothing. The little we get goes straight to immediate needs, and we often forget the importance of personal hygiene for our young girls during their cycle. One would have to scratch for something when a child comes asking. We really appreciate being selected as the beneficiary, and I hope people will support and help these young girls to retain their confidence during that period," said Bonani.

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Founder of the Consistent Fitness Club from Mfuleni, Ntlonipho Bhele, said he hopes to collect 1000 packets for the orphanage and urges the public to support the initiative.

"The kids at home are part of our society, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters who happened to be on the other side of life, in need of help. It is very important for us to support them the best way we could. Hence, I urge people to donate a packet and make a difference."

He plans to deliver the collected pads to the home on Saturday.

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"It will be another blessed day for our children. We are looking forward to it," said Bonani.

He said this comes as they "still appreciate and send gratitude" to the Torra Fitness Club from Sea Point. The club hosted a Bootcamp Give Back Session in aid of the Home. Participants donated with clothes, food and stationery to benefit the total of 28 children aged between three and 20 years at the Home.

"I grew up in the townships, and it's no secret that it's not just the individuals who struggles but these organisations too. Let us do the best we can to show them they're not alone," said Thobela Sitokwe of the Torra Fitness.

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For more information about the donation call Ntlonipho Bhele at 061 431 9822.

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