It is said that the sun always shines after the storm and this proved to be true through the heartfelt laughter and tears of joy from today’s recipients and families in need. LottoStar and Jacaranda FM’s Good Morning Angels (GMA) wish and hope that the sun continues to shine over these families and the people or angels who nominated them.
Recipient 1: Engela de Kock from Rustenburg, North West
Engela lives in Rustenburg, North West where she started a cleaning service a year ago with three ladies – Catherine, Lena and Rachel. They do deep cleaning at homes, businesses and anywhere they find work. It has not been easy for them to establish a steady income and what they earn, goes straight to looking after their families. The lockdown came very suddenly for everyone and there was no way for them to plan or budget for this no-work-no-pay situation. Engela and her crew are all worried about how they will provide for their families without their income. Engela wrote to Good Morning Angels asking for any assistance to pull them through. We’ve sent R10 000 in Angel Rands to Engela and the ladies to assist with groceries and essentials.
Recipient 2: Rina Hibbert from Randfontein, Gauteng
Rina Hibbert is involved with a pre-school at an informal settlement in Randfontein in Krugersdorp West. The informal settlement is called Villa Gloria and consists of 125 structures and a home for around 300 people who have nowhere else to go. Rina got involved after one of her very good friends lived at the settlement for a while. Rina says her friend lost her husband and her job and before they knew it, they were homeless. Rina is particularly involved with the little pre-school on the grounds. The children go to this little school, while their parents are out and about looking for work, doing car guarding or any other piece jobs they can find. During the lockdown, this will not be possible, and Rina has taken it upon herself to find food donations to provide at least two meals a day for the families. We’ve sent R10 000 in Angel Rands to Rina to assist with food and essentials to feed the needy families at Villa Gloria in Krugersdorp West.
Recipient 3: Kate Covane from Winterveldt, outside Pretoria, Gauteng
Kate is nominated by her husband, Charles. They are both unemployed and live in Winterveldt with their 3 children. They rely on social grants from the government for a living but it’s not enough to cover all their expenses. Kate took over as a breadwinner and sells Kotas at one of the high schools in their area but with the lockdown in place, she can’t continue earning a living. We’ve sent R10 000 in Angel Rands to Kate to assist her family with groceries and essentials.
Recipient 4: Valerie and Andries Beytel from Louis Trichardt, Limpopo
Valerie nominated herself and her husband, Andries, to be recipients of the R10 000 in Angel Rands from LottoStar and Jacaranda FM’s GMA. These two pensioners had to borrow money to move from Port Elizabeth to Louis Trichardt in Limpopo as they couldn’t afford to pay rent and are now living for free in a small flat on Valerie’s sister’s farm. Andries was involved in an accident some years back that damaged his pancreas causing him to become diabetic. His one leg had to be amputated and needs a knee replacement in the other, which has rendered him to be wheelchair-bound.
Recipient 5: Roderick Jaftha, wife and 4 children
Roderick is a freelance actor and was nominated by his good friend, Sharon to be a recipient of the R10 000 in Angel Rands. Roderick can’t earn a living due to the lockdown. He has a wife and 4 children to take care of but is struggling to put food on the table. They don’t have food, electricity and rent unpaid.