Schools show love to frontline workers

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Learners from Oranje Primary handing over letters for the healthcare workers. From the left are Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO of Bloem Show, Dominique Kordom, Bonang Mogotsi, Amelie Loots, Carine Beukman, Engela Loock and Monique van Vuuren, agricultural organiser for Bloem Show. PHOTOS: HEIDRE MALGAS

Donations are streaming in for the Stay Safe, Mask Up! campaign which is currently run by Bloem Show and Bloemfontein Courant to show gratitude towards the selfless healthcare workers of Bloemfontein.

Bloemfontein Primary’s learners with their colourful letters to the healthcare workers.

As previously reported, the campaign encourages both businesses and individuals to also show their gratitude by donating care items to healthcare workers, together with a Nkosi Bar and letter of appreciation and love from local primary school children. “A Nkosi Superbar is a malnutrition intervention product, formulated by leading nutritional experts as a powerful tool to fight the catastrophic impact of malnutrition on the physical and cognitive development of children in South Africa.” This is according to their website.

Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO of Bloem Show, said R33 050 has already been raised thus far to acquire 4000 Nkosi bars.

Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO of Bloem Show with the letters for the healthcare workers.

“The Nkosi Bars will be distributed to the healthcare workers next week, accompanied by letters from learners of various schools, showing their appreciation and love” Prinsloo added. “This will happen as soon as everything has been collected and counted.”

On 5 March 2021, Prinsloo, accompanied by Monique van Vuuren, the agricultural organiser of Bloem Show, visited four schools of which learners wrote beautiful letters to the healthcare workers. These schools were more than proud to oblige to Prinsloo’s request and convey their gratitude to healthcare workers. The schools included Bloemfontein Primary School, Willem Postma Primary, Oranje Primary and Fichardt Park Primary.

Willem Postma gave their letters with pride accompanied by their principal. From theleft are Monique van Vuuren, agricultural organiser for Bloem Show, Jaco Kotze, principal of Willem Postma, Mienke and Anje de Kock and Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO of Bloem Show.

Individuals are welcome to donate care products while businesses can pledge a company contribution, challenge staff to contribute or just make an individual contribution.Visit www.bloemskou.co.za or www. bloemfonteincourant.co.za, call the Bloem Show office at 051-448-9894 or follow our social media pages should you like to contribute.

The learners from Fichardt Park Primary with their letters to the healthcare workers.

Heidre Malgas

heidre@mahareng.co.za