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Thursday, February 25, 2016


(Three year-old Sduduzo Mvelase, one of the orphans St Clement’s cares for, sits proudly among the blankets with 67 Blankets KZN Ambassador Franki Hills and Acting Project Manager Zanele Vune. Behind them are Finance Manager Ntokozo Mbuthuma, machinists Nokuthula Makaula & Nunu Ndebele with caregiver Nuomfundo Nkwenkwe)

In October last year (2015), KZN Ambassadors Caroline Smart and Franki Hills from 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day visited the St Clement’s Home-Based Care Project in Clermont to deliver much-needed blankets.

St Clement’s is a non-profit organisation. Its most important operation provides home visits to the sick, especially those infected and affected by HIV. At home visits, the caregivers get to know and bond with both families and patients. The project also provides a service to patients especially those who are bed-ridden where they can be transported to the nearest clinic.

67 Blankets is all out to play a major role in its WOOL CUP, where the organisation aims to regain its rightful place in the Guinness Book of World Records. This will take place on April 22 when all blankets made in all corners of South Africa will be spread at Drakenstein Prison in the Western Cape.

For more information about 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day, visit or the Facebook page.

NB: Apart from attracting new Knitwits (as the creators of the blankets are known) the KZN section of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day is urgently in need of wool sponsorship. If you can help please contact Felicity Gordon-Mackenzie on email: