CareCompany spreads the love on Mandela Day

False Bay Hospital Trust chairman and founder of the CareCompany Jonathan Mills and Sandi’s Bistro owner Sandi Larkin show off some of the toiletry bags they received for Mandela Day while Jean Vlok and Glenda Fernyhough look on.

The CareCompany, a non-profit organisation that provides home-based care for the elderly across the Western Cape and Gauteng, supported various Mandela Day initiatives on Monday July 18.

It partnered with the False Bay Hospital Trust and Sandi’s Bistro to collect toiletries and bags for emergency patients at False Bay Hospital whose stay will be more than a day. In addition, it supported one of its sponsored senior clubs in Ocean View with their Mandela Day initiative. It also donated 2000 sandwiches in partnership with Ladles of Love.

Ocean View Seniors Club founder Mutheera Fortune said they had made pots of soup and distributed it with donated baked goods while members of the community joined in and assisted.

“We celebrated Mandela Day by sharing and caring all around our community,” she said.

False Bay Hospital Trust chairman and founder of the CareCompany Jonathan Mills said the CareCompany was lucky this year to have been part of several Mandela Day projects.

The “amazing energy” created by all the volunteers had made each initiative a success, he said.

“I believe the real measure of success isn’t the number of toiletry bags packed or the number of sandwiches, it’s the number of people still wanting to be part of a community that gives back and pays forward.”

Members of the Ocean View Seniors Club, supported by the CareCompany, made pots of soup and distributed baked goods for their Mandela Day initiative. Back, from left, are CareCompany founder Jonathan Mills, CareCompany community team leader Terence Daniels, Moira Daniels and Mary Witbooi. Front: Joyce Kesner, Briget Truter, Helen Daniels, Kim Sabodien, Aasiyah Philander and Daphne Lewis.