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Rotary Wheelchair Project

Friday 13th is usually considered a bad luck day for travelling but a number of patients who have been on a waiting list for wheelchairs were overjoyed to receive their own "wheels" by way of an ongoing Wheelchair Project run by Rotary International. These recipients were identified by Mrs Lynette Temmers, an occupational therapist from the Western Cape Department of Health. Mrs Temmers expressed heartfelt appreciation for the work done in the Rotary Community. Below photograph: A number of wheelchair recipients in the front row accompanied by a few family members in the back row and Corrie Cloete (project leader), Johan Kriek (President Elect) and Stephen Young (Assistant Governor).

Swellendam Agricultural Show

Rotary was involved in this years Agricultural Show. Food and cold drinks stalls were manned by Rotary Club members. Although the rain was most welcome, it had rather a dampening effect on the sales. All proceeds will be donated to the Rotary/Hospice project fund. As always a great deal of fun was had by everyone. Corrie and Danie entertaining the visitors to the show. Al our chefs at their stand - Johan Swart, Anette van Vuuren, Mercia Smuts, Elana en Dawie Spangenberg and Jerry van Vuuren

Press Release - Langeberg Hospice

Taking the Langeberg Hospice forward to the future In the last few months, the Rotary Club of Swellendam has been in discussion with the Langeberg Hospice committee about how to help improve the service given by the hospice to the community in years to come. A joint committee of the Rotary club and the Hospice, the Hospice Facilities Committee, has been formed to investigate possible ways forward. The Langeberg Hospice provides palliative care for the terminally ill and their families in the Greater Swellendam area. The aim of the hospice is not to put days onto the life of the patient, but rather to put life into the remaining days, to bring peace and dignity to the dying and support to t

Buffeljags Garden Project

The Garden Project has been up and running for over four months with good produce available. Vegetables are supplied to a number of Railton wholesalers and can also be purchased at the Swellendam Under the Oaks Market which is held every Saturday morning (weather permitting). Chemical free veggies, grown near the railway, by community members, are available for the local community, particularly for elderly and very young. The Buffeljags Market Garden Project is overseen by the "Uitreikende Hande Vroue Groep". Profits achieved by the project are re-channeled back into the market garden to purchase more seed, seedlings and to assist with transportation costs. Now that the initial phases o

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