Knights creating warmth this winter

07 June 2018 | Social Issues

The Round Table's Winter Knights Project takes place tomorrow and once again they are hoping to make a huge difference in the lives of the needy.

Last year the Round Table could distribute more than 7 000 new blankets to more than 50 communities and schools countrywide, with the total value of donations topping N$1 million.

During the course of the project, Winter Knights has grown from strength to strength, and is well known and loved by most Namibians.

While Winter Knights is mainly aimed at raising cash donations to buy blankets for the less fortunate, any other donations in the form of old clothing, blankets and non-perishable food is also welcome.

The big drive takes place on Friday from 06:00 to 08:00, with companies occupying specific intersections in the capital from where staff will be taking collections from passing drivers. Alternatively donations can be made directly to the Round Table Namibia via PayToday or via EFT; by SMS'ing “Winter” to 5005 to donate N$5 to the cause; or by depositing a donation into the Round Table's account (FNB, acc. 55506266119, branch 282672).

“We have, however, been fortunate enough to add another avenue of collecting funds to our campaign, namely via the FNB Happiness store,” says an excited Stefan du Raan of Round Table Namibia.

FNB launched the FNB Happiness Store in June 2016 and has since then - through the generosity of the Namibian public - assisted numerous marginalised people and charities.

“The online e-commerce platform which is actively used to drive donations towards charity organisations via the FNB Happiness Store has added the Winter Knights charity drive and we are hoping that Namibians will once again open their hearts and wallets to support this worthy campaign,” says Madri van Wyk of FNB Namibia.

Donations from as little as N$20 are welcome and can be made at www.fnbhappinessstore.com.na

Du Raan adds: “We look forward to any donation from our generous fellow Namibians, which will enable us to assist the needy in surviving the upcoming winter.”

For more information, contact Mark Kissler at 081 146 9018, Du Raan at 081 260 2709 or Johan Steenkamp at 081 146 4921.

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