Tafelsig warriors’ battle to help the aged

Tafelsig social warriors, women dressed in blue, hosted a brunch, to raise funds to bring comfort to the aged.

Tafelsig Social Warriors Club is striving for a crime-free society and to bring comfort to the aged.

They meet at the Nelson Mandela Family and Youth Centre every Tuesday, from 10am until 1pm, offering senior citizens a meal and a sanctuary.

On Thursday May 10 they hosted a Mother’s Day brunch to raise funds to continue hosting seniors’ club meetings, go on outings and improve the well-being of senior citizens.

Chairperson Moerieda Jakoet said they want the elderly to attend their meetings, to get away from their home situation.

“Some of them live with their grandchildren or children who are on drugs.

“Some of them are abused or are not well taken care of at home,” she said.

Ms Jakoet said their members are aged between 50 and 78.

“The younger members can help the older and frail members, when we go on outings and can serve them,” she said.

She thanked the community, businesses and private donors for their support. For more details, call Ms Jakoet on 079 219 2260 or visit the club’s Facebook page.