POVERTY is a monster, says Sister Ethel Normoyle, who has been chosen as a finalist in this year’s Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year awards.
The nun, who founded Missionvale Centre, said today that the award was “very prestigious”.
“I am pleased that the plight of the people is getting some exposure and that people will become aware of Missionvale,” she said. “Poverty is a monster which means that people have no options.”
She said she was very grateful to the people who had helped to make the centre what it is today.
Normoyle, who founded the centre 23 years ago, was selected from hundreds of entries around the country and is the only Eastern Cape representative. She was nominated in the health care-givers category.
The awards culminate in a spectacular gala evening on July 23 at Emperors Palace in Gauteng to announce the winners.
The public vote makes up 30% of the final decision and to vote, SMS WOTY and the name and surname of the woman you believe to be most deserving to 32113. Each SMS costs R1. You must be the registered user of the cellphone or have the owner’s permission to use it to vote. Or vote online at www.womenoftheyear.co.za Voting opens on today, July 13 and closes at 2pm on Friday, July 22.