A Good Friday it was for today’s 5 recipients. These are trying times for many households and families throughout the country due to the national lockdown. But we strive to be a glimmer of hope to those in financial need and support by offering R10 000 Angel Rands to nominees throughout the country. Together we can overcome these dark and challenging times. We look forward to your nominations and to touch as many lives as we can, one day at a time, with your help of course. Masibambane – let’s work together!
Recipient 1: Lindy Bekker from Mamelodi, Gauteng
Lindy’s prayers were answered after nominating herself to be one of the R10 000 Angel Rands recipients. Lindy, like many others across the country, won’t be receiving a salary for the duration of the national lockdown. She has 3 children to provide for and her hopes were dashed when her kids’ father also received a no-work-no-pay letter from his employer. Feeling helpless and hopeless, she turned to GMA to assist her through this difficult period.
Recipient 2: Hendrik van Vuuren, a boilermaker from Bethal, Mpumalanga
Hendrik is a boilermaker, working for Eskom as a contract worker through another company. This is a very bleak and challenging period for Hendrik as his contracts got cancelled and cannot earn a salary now due to the lockdown. With nowhere to turn to, this husband and father of 2 reached out to LottoStar and Jacaranda FM’s GMA looking for help. Hendrick receives R10 000 in Angel Rands.
Recipient 3: Pastor Mathys van der Vyver from Bronkhorstpruit, Gauteng
Pastor Mathys van der Vyver was ‘touched by an angel’ named Jane Seaward. Jane nominated pastor Mathys after being faced with nearly losing their 1-year-old foster daughter, Mikayla. She was found in their swimming pool with no heartbeat and had to be airlifted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. Through a community of prayers and the hardworking medical team at the hospital, little Mikayla was taken off the ventilators yesterday. However, the medical costs and all other expenses put a financial strain on the pastor and his family. Pastor Mathys has 3 other children to care for but is faced with the uncertainty of making it financially through this lockdown period. A blessed Good Friday it turned out to be for the pastor and his family as we are sending them R10 000 in Angel Rands.
Recipient 4: Helen Botha from Mayville, Pretoria
Helen Botha was nominated by an angel named Hendrick Fritz. She’s the sole breadwinner to a family of 5 but currently unable to sustain them due to the national lockdown. Medical bills, rent and other expenses are weighing heavily on Helen and her family. Her 1-year-old is sickly and requires medical care. Helen hasn’t been able to pay rent for the last 3 months and struggling to provide basic needs and to top it all, she won’t be receiving an income during this period. We are sending Helen R10 000 in Angel Rands to assist during these trying times.
Recipient 5: Frans Segogela, self-employed from Ga-Rankuwa, North West
Frans was nominated by his brother, Rufus Monyepoa to be one of the recipients of the R10 000 Angel Rands. Frans is self-employed and the sole breadwinner in his family. He works with stones –cladding, paving and any related stonework. He has two children and a wife that depend on him but is facing difficulties in providing for them financially due to not being able to make a living because of the lockdown in place. Your R10 000 Angel Rands is on the way, Frans.