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CAPE TOWN WATER CRISIS SPARKS ACTION FROM CELL C

Monday, 19 March 2018

... as it donates 13 000 litres of clean water to six worthy organisations

The drought-induced water crisis in the Western Cape has captured local and international headlines, and in response, Cell C, as part of its on-going Acts of Kindness campaign, will donate 2 600 five litre bottles of water to schools, old age homes and non-governmental organisations in the Western Cape whose learners and beneficiaries have been severely affected. 

These include the Stepping Stones Children's Centre, Ilinge Labantwana day care centre, St Francis Children’s Home, Douglas Murray Home for the Aged, Al Noor Orphanage Centre and the Beit Ul Aman retirement home.

Says Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive Corporate Social Investment at Cell C: “While this is short term assistance towards these organisations, we do believe that this donated clean water will go a long way towards assisting these six needy beneficiaries, particularly due to water restrictions and rationing.

"The water crisis in Cape Town affects all South Africans and we all have a part to play when it comes to this precious resource,” adds Van der Merwe.

Says Cell C Western Cape Managing Executive, Nezaam Harris: “We chose these organisations to donate water to, primarily because they provide vital care for children and the elderly, groups of people who would find it more difficult to collect water for themselves if we were to reach day zero.”

Thelma Chisholm, principal of Stepping Stones Children’s Centre in Cape Town adds: “I wish to express our thanks and gratitude for this generous donation from Cell C and appreciate the concern and care shown. The water will also be shared with our partner centres in Nyanga, Belhar and Vrygrond.”

NOTES FOR EDITORS

CELL C ACTS OF KINDNESS

As a proudly South African company, Cell C ascribes to the philosophy of compassion and kindness as the catalyst for real change. Every month, Cell C is spreading smiles by encouraging acts of kindness. An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill towards someone or something. It doesn’t have to cost anything or much; what’s important is that it’s an act of expressing genuine care for another person or living being. It’s contagious and an opportunity for people to work together, create positive energy and inspire hope.

Issued by Nine Squared Communications of behalf of Cell C. For more information contact Stephanie Weil on 084 999 8181 or email stephanie@ninesquared.co.za



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