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Saturday, May 13, 2017


The Parish Rector of the Parish of St John, Steadville in Ladysmith, is asking for help in supporting the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day project.

“67 Blankets fast became a national project not only in commemoration to a man we referred to as the father of the nation but an expression of humanity and compassion for one another by the citizens of South Africa,” explains Reverend Sithole.

This year the Uthukela Archdeaconry has extended the project to the Anglican Youth and has been inspired to gain skills in knitting and crocheting by having sessions with elderly people who are able to pass on these skills.

“As the youth of the Anglican Parish of St John we are more than eager, through God’s grace, to achieve our intended goal of knitting and crocheting blankets that will be given to the needy in this winter of 2017,” Rev Sithole adds.

Donations of double knitting size wool and of any colour is welcomed. Contact Miss Mandisa Zwane on 082 723 6935 or email or Miss Khethiwe Hlatshwayo on 072 462 1603 or email