Campaign in support of local health workers

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Bloem Show CEO, Elmarie Prinsloo, expressed that the campaign began when the organisation realised that there was a need for a local eff ort to support medical staff .

Bloem Show, in partnership with Bloemfontein Courant, is showing their gratitude to frontline workers who sacrifice their wellbeing in the fight against Covid-19. The Stay Safe, Mask Up campaign will be providing care items to local health workers.

According to Bloem Show CEO, Elmarie Prinsloo, the campaign began when the organisation realised that there was a need for a local effort to support medical staff. “During the second wave of Covid-19, we saw the need to show our appreciation and support for local health workers and professionals.

We took hands with Bloemfontein Courant to make a contribution together and show appreciation.” The campaign encourages both businesses and individuals to also show their gratitude. As part of the care items each healthcare worker will receive an Nkosi Bar and letter of appreciation and love from school children.

“Schools will be involved by making make sure each of these healthcare workers receives a letter from a pupil showing appreciation and love. Let’s take hands as businesses and our community to make a contribution to show our love and that we care. Nkosi is a nutritional bar that is an initiative of musician and songwriter Joe Niemand, which is equal to a fully balanced meal.”

It is a very simple tool available to anyone who wants to spread some joy, hope and a serious gift of nutrition to the community and can be accessed at www.nkosibar.co.za. R10 will give one Nkosi bar to each of the 6 000 local healthcare workers.

Individuals are welcome to donate care products while businesses can pledge a company contribution, challenge staff to contribute or just make an individual contribution.

To get involved, call Bloem Show at 051 4489 894 or visit www.bloemfonteincourant.co.za or www.bloemskou.co.za for more information

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za