On Tuesday, 19th January, 14 members of Llandudno Rotary joined with 6 members of South Point Rotary, Cape Town plus a welcome guest from USA, all courtesy of the Zoom teleconferencing facility.
The occasion was to hear from Ms. Pat Pillay-Louw, founder and leader of the charity “RPJ Helping Hands”, which provides meals, sustenance and hope to thousands of destitute people in Cape Town.
The link arose partly because Llandudno Rtns. Ian and Mararet Trevette have had regular contact with the charity, via their links wth South Point Rotary, and partly because another Llandudno Rotarian, Ashok Harshey had raised £1,400 last year for the charity, by undertaking a 22 mile Pier to Pier 22 mile walk from Llandudno to Bangor.
Pat explained how the charity’s simple mission “Love All Serve All” inspires herself and 48 volunteers to supply 7,500 meals in a typical week (on between 4 and 6 days each week).
The meals go the hungry and homeless of the Cape Town CBD area; other ventures comprise assisting with monthly groceries for a Children’s Safe Home in Durban. The charity recognises the absolute dependancy of the recipients in these desparate times of unemployment and poverty.
The pots of food being prepared The homeless queuing for lunch at Roeland St, Cape Town
Photos courtesy of Ms. Pat Pillay-Louw