- Police officers in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, treated about 200 kids to a Christmas lunch
- They contributed their own funds and got sponsorships to make it possible
- Their gesture has warmed the hearts of South Africans online
Police officers in Kwanobuhle in Uuitenhage, Eastern Cape, treated about 200 kids to a sumptuous Christmas lunch yesterday.
One of the officers, Ashwin Pretorius, shared photos of the heartwarming gesture on Facebook, Briefly.co.za gathered. He wrote:
A few days before Christmas, we as the CPU (Crime Prevention Unit) from Kwanobuhle, came with an idea to serve a few kids with a plate of food and party pack on Christmas, as most of them are less fortunate.
Ashwin said they made it possible by contributing their own funds. They also got sponsorships from "most of the local foreign shops" as well as the local Shoprite outlet.
He thanked all the well-wishers who contributed, adding:
We all witnessed how kids smiled, enjoyed the food and walked away with a gift. What a warm-hearted feeling we could bring to the streets today. It made us happy knowing we could do [something] little for our community.
South Africans on social media applauded the officers for their generous and kind gesture. Avril Joy wrote:
Bless you each one for a great effort it bringing a little Christmas cheer to these children! Thank you for sharing your heartwarming story.
Karel Anthony also said:
This is the South Africa I want to live in. A country where ordinary public servants do extraordinary things. May God bless them all so that only His goodness and mercy follows them in 2019.
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