Celebrating children’s day

Simon Knutton, a Freemasons, gives away a teddy bear to baby Ntabeleng Ntabeni who was born on October 27 weighing 2.2kg. She is carried by her mom, Lebohang Ntabeni.

The government has declared the first Saturday of November as the National Children’s Day.

The aim of the National Children’s Day celebration is to highlight progress made towards the realisation and promotion of the rights of children.

The day is celebrated in the country to increase awareness of the rights the children ought to experience. This includes, among others, being taken care of and provided with education.

This year the National Children’s Day was celebrated on November 3.

Freemasons, under their theme “Freemasonry Cares”, visited Clinix Botshelong-Empilweni Private Hospital in Vosloorus to donate 30 teddy bears to hospitalised children.

Pregnant mothers at the hospital were also given teddy bears.

Simon Knutton (second from left) is seen carrying a teddy bear. He poses with hospital staff. On Knutton’s right is Sibongile Njokweni (of the paediatric unit), on his left wearing black top is the hospital spokesperson, Mendy Mbatha. On the far right is Sister Patricia Njokweni, paediatric unit manager.

ALSO READ: Health campaign conducted in Vosloorus

Assistant district grand master of Freemasons Simon Knutton said no child is supposed to be in the hospital on their special day.

“This is supposed to be their special day. It is not right to be sitting here at the hospital,” said Knutton.

He said each of the 209 lodges (branches) spread throughout the country will be allocated teddy bears to donate to hospitals or clinics of their choice.

“That is because we want to do something good and special for the underprivileged. This has been happening since 2006 where we donated more than R50-million to the underprivileged to show we care. The same thing that is happening here in Vosloorus today, is also happening in Benoni, Pretoria and Boksburg and even in Mauritius,” said Knutton.

He said his organisation heard about the hospital’s need from Sbongile Njokweni of the paediatric unit who contacted him through Facebook.

Hospital spokesperson Mendy Mbatha said: “We are happy to receive such gifts from the organisation.”

ALSO READ: SPAR’s new eco-friendly shopping bags to help fight pollution

 

Have a story?

Contact the newsroom by emailing: Zaid Khumalo (managing editor) [email protected][email protected]

or Aaron Damane   (journalist) [email protected]

Remember to visit the Kathorus Mail on the following social media platforms :

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Catch-up on more local news with our sister newspapers Germiston City News

Bedfordview Edenvale News, Alberton Record and Kempton Express.

  AUTHOR
Aaron Damane

Latest News

COMMENTS

Top

Thanks for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier


Get regular news updates sent directly to your inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
CLICK HERETo view an example of our newsletter

SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter

SELECT your titles:

Alberton Record
Comaro Chronicle
Kathorus Mail
Southern Courier

Get regular news updates sent directly to you inbox.

Your source of local breaking news and trending stories from across the country.

Be a part of our growing community

Subscribe Here
1MILFacebook Fans
98KTwitter Followers
5MILMonthly Readers
12MILArticles Published Every Month
72Local Community Websites
Your details:


Your friends: