Hollywoodbets Polokwane chose to support Arethekganeng Old Age Centre as part of Hollywoodbets’ My Community Programme for 2018/2019. Read on to learn more about the team’s donation.
Arethekganeng Old Age Centre
The centre was opened in 2005 after an elderly person within the community was attacked. The goal is to create a safe space where elderly people in the Seshego community can go during the day so that they don’t have to be alone and vulnerable.
Overall they support 74 people, including those who receive palliative care at home.
The centre encourages active aging by encouraging the elderly to do exercise, sing and be creative. They knit, crochet and sew items that are sold to the public to raise funds. The elders also receive meals at the centre.
Hollywoodbets Polokwane decided to support Arethekganeng by donating beds, fitted bed sheets, base covers, bedside tables, dustbins, towel holders, pillows and comforters to the centre. The Team also served everyone some lunch during their visit.
Arethekganeng Founder, Mary Pholo, is grateful to Hollywoodbets for their generous support.
“We are thankful to have comforters to put on the elders shoulders in winter when it gets cold, we always used to use pieces of material to cover them so this will help us a lot.”
“We only had two beds that the people had to share when they needed some rest or felt ill, the extra seven that Hollywoodbets donated is going to make a big difference,” she said.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, you can contact the organisation here:
Arethekganeng Aged Centre
1916 Zone 1
C: 082 314 7111
NPO Reg: 045 – 003
View more donations made by the Hollywoodbets Polokwane branch here!
View more donations made by Hollywoodbets branches in Limpopo here.
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