Moira Dowds, who resides at Rand Aid’s Tarentaal retirement village and who has been a long-time volunteer at the Ron Smith Care Centre, has a wonderful 13-year-old great granddaughter named Sharn Drysdale, who lives in Alberton.
One day, on a recent visit to her great grandmother, Sharn asked, “What happens with all the grannies at the frail care centre over Easter? Do you think that maybe some of them don’t have any family or friends to come visit and bring them treats?”
When Moira replied that she thought that some might not, Sharn decided to take some of her birthday money and buy Easter chocolates for some of the residents. She made up 25 little gift packages, complete with a loving Easter message contained in each one and asked her great grandmother to deliver them for her.
On March 24, the day before Good Friday, Moira came to Ron Smith Care Centre and with Debbie Christen, Rand Aid’s Manager Recreational Programmes, dished out the Easter treats to residents in River Lodge 1. They were absolutely delighted to be remembered in this way and touched by this young lady’s kindness and caring heart.
Yvonne van Belkum, when asked if she enjoyed eating the chocolate!
Volunteer Moira Dowds giving Dorothy de Bruyn an Easter treat from her great granddaughter Sharn Drysdale.