Thursday Club donates to Stepping Stone Hospice
Despite a tough economic climate experienced in 2017, the Thursday Club in Primrose, Germiston has managed to yet again donate much-needed funds to Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services. This is the fourth year in a row that Stepping Stone Hospice has been chosen as one of several charities to benefit from The Thursday Club’s fundraising efforts.
The handover took place at a Christmas Lunch hosted by the club, at the Genesis function venue in Boksburg on Thursday, 7 December 2017. The resounding message from all the charities represented on the day was clear – that 2017 has been one of the toughest for them financially and that it is thanks largely to the generosity of the communities around them and groups like The Thursday Club that have helped sustain them.
“You are the glue that helps keep our society together,” said Thursday Club chairwoman Dianne Venter to the invited guests. “The Thursday Club has been in existence for 65 years and it remains our duty to keep going, so that we can help you continue with the work you do. We will help you again next year,” she pledged.
The Thursday Club was started on 28 February 1952, with the specific purpose to help charity organizations help others. One of their very first fund-raising projects was to raise 110 Pounds Sterling to buy a piano for the Elandsvallei Home for the Aged, which is still used today.
Stepping Stone CEO, Tersia Burger, extended a personal word of thanks to Dianne and The Thursday Club ladies, “for the tireless fundraising you do throughout the year to make such an outpouring of generosity possible.”