Girl guides gear up for Mandela Day

Silversands district commissioner Michelle Cleophas, Portland Girl Guides Mackenzie Julius, Zahra Samuels, Angelique Marshall, adult leader Geraldine February and Girl Guide Zo Tieke.

Portland Girl Guides contributed to the making of 1 000 Mugs of Love in the province in honour of Mandela Day – an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on July 18, Madiba’s birthday.

Girl Guides Cape West collected old coffee mugs for their 67-minutes of service and filled them with sachets of coffee or hot chocolate, sweets or chocolates, at Monte Vista Guide Hall, on Saturday July 13.

These refilled mugs will now be donated to various recipients all over the Cape, including the moms at Tygerberg Children’s Hospital, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), Huis Luckhoff in Rondebosch, the elderly in Blikkiesdorp and Christ the Mediator in Mitchell’s Plain, girls from Little Lambs in Dunoon, 126 pupils at the Khayelitsha Educare and to the Elim Night Shelter in Elsies River. Mugs will also be handed out at some police stations and fire departments.

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