WELL-EARNED BREAK: Members of the Kenton EarlyAct Club relaxing after a year of hard work in their community, (from left) Thabang Khoatani, Amanda Zweni, Mana Lisa Mbimbi, Ziyanda Mendele. Michael Brown, Siyabonga Jawula, Julian Gardner, Tammy Bosch, Lisa Hancox, Kathleen Booth and Pierre Wansbury Picture: SUPPLIED
THE EarlyAct Club at Kenton Primary School was treated to a year-end party recently to thank them for their service through the year.
The club is run by Rotarian Stella Swanson, who is very proud of how much the youngsters have lived out the Rotary motto, “service above self”, this year.
They raised over R4 000 in fundraisers in R2 and R5 increments, which Rotary public relations officer Brigid Mackay called “a wonderful achievement”.
“They wanted to make a difference in their community and Stella told them to start with their school and to imagine that it was like throwing a pebble in a pond – small beginnings but a larger ripple effect,” said Mackay.
The EarlyAct Club has donated items for Kenton Primary School’s Media Centre, taken plants and spring posies to the Dolphin Coast Frail Care Centre, donated money to CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation, and spent R2 000 on a rhino collar for the Chipembere Rhino Foundation.
Swanson her husband Doug hosted an end-of-year party for these hardworking children at their home, and they had a wonderful time tubing on the Bushman’s River and then enjoying a scrumptious braai.
They also rehearsed a nativity tableau that they will do for the Kenton Rotary Club’s Carols by Candlelight on December 23.