Trellidor head office, assisted by Jonathan Coetzee, owner of Trellidor Highway, have secured Ikethelo Children’s Village (https://www.ikhethelo.org/) in the Valley of a Thousand Hills outside Durban. This is a place of safety for orphaned children where they are provided with loving homes and given a strong foundation for a successful life, said Trellidor Materials Manager Wayne Halgryn, who runs the Trellidor Corporate Social Responsibility program.
As reported in the Highway Mail (Friday 3 August 2018), Trellidor donated 10 Trellidor Retractable security gates, one for the front door of each of the children’s cottages. The village’s manager Graeme Wright was quoted as saying that there had previously been a break-in at the village with a TV and telephone being stolen.
I am glad that the children were unharmed but the incident created alarm and fear in the village, he said. It got to the point where the children were pushing their sofas up against the doors at night.
The Trellidor donation was facilitated by the Rotary Club of Hillcrest, who approached Trellidor for assistance in security the cottages for the residents. After installing the 10 security gates, Wayne and his team organised a hand-over day, which was well attended by a large Trellidor head office team as well as the children, their mothers and Rotary representatives.
We made lunch for the children, handed over soccer balls and played soccer with them. For dessert we had a cake donated by Denise’s Celebration Cakes. We all had a wonderful day with these happy children, said Wayne.
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