Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Successful campaign for healthcare workers ends

After a successful run during which R33 050 was raised by Bloem Show and Bloemfontein Courant in aid of healthcare workers, donations for the popular Stay Safe, Mask Up! campaign has come to an end.

The businesses and residents who donated to the campaign were:

  • Central Media Group
  • Bloem Show
  • M&L Electric
  • Enviroworks
  • A Property Realtors
  • Itec
  • iWater
  • Genesis
  • McIntyre & Van der Post Attorneys
  • SAB
  • Fichardtpark Neighbourhood Association
  • Ola Bloemfontein
  • Careers Inc
  • Fourie Prokureurs
  • Bloems Show staff members
  • Steenkamp & Jansen Inc
  • OHSEC (Arno)

A considerable amount of money was also received from residents who preferred to remain anonymous.

The campaign was aimed at encouraging both businesses and individuals to show their gratitude to healthcare workers by donating care items, which included Nkosi Superbars, as well as letters of appreciation from local primary school children.

Nkosi Superbars are energy bars formulated by leading nutritional experts, and has the nutritional value of one full meal. The money raised will be used to buy Nkosi Superbars for healthcare workers. Some Nkosi bars have already been delivered to healthcare workers at five hospitals in Bloemfontein. Delivery to the rest of the hospitals will be done this week.

Bloem Show and Bloemfontein Courant handing over Nkosi Superbars as well as letters of appreciation to healthcare workers at Life Rosepark in Bloemfontein. PHOTO: HEIDRE MALGAS

Elmarie Prinsloo, CEO of Bloem Show, said the donation period unfortunately had to come to an end, so that the distribution of the Nkosi Superbars could be started in all earnest.

“A heartfelt thank you to every business and individual who donated towards this great project. Although the campaign was done under the banner of the Bloem Show and Bloemfontein Courant, it was really aimed at showing appreciation for the work that our healthcare workers are doing on the frontline.

“We are also extremely grateful towards the schools that took part in the project. The hundreds of messages written by learners from these schools have been received with so much appreciation and love by the frontline workers,” said,” Prinsloo.

The primary schools that took part in the campaign were:

  • BFN Primary School
  • Oranje Girls’ Primary School
  • Willem Postma Primary School
  • Fichardt Park Primary School
  • President Brand Primary School
  • Martie du Plessis Primary School
  • St Andrew’s Primary School
  • Marang Primary School
  • St Mary’s Primary School
  • Kgato Primary School
  • Batho Primary School
  • Bochabelo Primary School