Methodist Church paves the way to Mandela Day

“Together as a nation, we have the obligation to put sunshine into the hearts of our little ones. They are our precious possessions. They deserve what happiness life can offer,” Former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela is known around the world for his pursuit for equality. But, he is also known for his love for children. As it is the children who are our future and have the potential of creating a brighter future.

In his honour, Nelson Mandela International Day takes place on his birthday, July 18. While people are preparing to dedicate 67 minutes of charity to the needy on the day, Newcastle Methodist Church has held its charity work earlier.

On Thursday, July 12, the Methodist Church congregation donated warm clothing and toiletries to the children of Morester Children’s Home. Reverend Fiona Calverey and volunteers from the church spent time with the children at the home.

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Bronwyn Minnie from Newcastle Methodist Church, Belinda Ellor of Morester Children’s Home, Megan and Cindy Furter, and Rev Fiona Calverey.


The project began when Cindy Furter, the church’s secetary, and her daughter, Megan, rallied the support of the congregation to collect hampers for the children. Driven to play a positive role in the community, the church showed overwhelming support.

“We want to extend a big thank you to the community members that donated. We and the children really appreciate it,” says Belinda Ellor of the home.

Well done to the church for extending a generous hand to the children’s home. The children are sure to have a warmer winter, knowing there are those that care.

Well done from the Newcastillian!

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