Future of plundered daycare centre assured

Gareth Wilson

A STORY published in The Herald three months ago has resulted in a Nelson Mandela Bay organisation being thrown a lifeline.

The Association for the Physically Disabled (APD) Daycare Centre was considering shutting down as ongoing burglaries made it impossible to continue operating.

Now, several sponsors have made it possible for the Motherwell facility in Addo Road to keep going.

“We had pencilled in shutting our doors as there was really nothing more we could do to protect the daycare centre,” school manager and therapist Karen Jakober, 30, said yesterday.

“That these donors came forward to assist us, just shows that there are people willing to help where they can. Without this donation, the centre would have possibly been shut down.

“It was so bad that after each burglary we had to close the school for the day to clean the glass and get everything in order. It was just soul destroying to see everything you have worked so hard for swept away due to crime.”

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