Blackwater shows it's spirit

BLACKWATER’S not short on Christmas spirit.

As you read, a shipping container full of clothes, books and bicycles is beginning its journey from Blackwater.

Its destination? Johannesburg, South Africa.

The collection of goodies will be distributed among underprivileged people living in poverty-stricken parts of the famous city.

With the support of BMA, the residents donated goods to be shipped there.

Working in partnership with SIRVA Relocation, Allied Pickfords organised for the container to be shipped to Johannesburg to the BHP Billiton South Africa head office.

BMA’s Blackwater Mine general manager Steve Badenhorst said he was very pleased with the support and generosity shown by the local community.

“When this community puts its mind to it, anything can happen.

“This is a very positive example of helping others in need.

“Filling a shipping container – wow that’s just great,” Steve said.

“The people of Blackwater are to be commended – what wonderful generosity.”

BHP Billiton South Africa Chairman, Dr Mkhwanazi, will hand over the donated items to the community organisations on behalf of BMA and the Blackwater community.

The much-needed items will be distributed to the following charities and non-for-profit organisations - The Salvation Army, Kotulong Home, Ray of Hope, Middleburg Care Village, Lambano Home, Othandweni Home and Masibambane Care Centre.



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