March Newsletter 2020

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Dear Donors….We appreciate you
Our appreciation goes to our Donors who choose to spend their birthdays with our Children. On this day Prevasha Govender and her family chose to spend her daughter’s birthday with our Children and the day was filled with fun activities for all. Our Children got the chance to be face painted, enjoyed lovely treats and lunch provided by Prevasha and Pedro’s in Raisethorpe. Fun and games were also enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely day with PCH.
A day at the Cordwalles Dustmite 5 km race….
10 of the Childen took part in the 5km dustmite race coordinated by RAMSAY ENGINEERING and did they excel! The Children were registered to take part in the race under the ROAG for different categories. 2 received excellent results by achieving top positions in their age groups. The 5km race came with several obstacles of which the racers enjoyed, even though it was a long way to finish line. They managed to sprint right to it with the record of 29mins for the child that came out 1st place and 31mins for the one that came 2nd place.
Well done to our little Champs who received  goodie bags upon their completion.
THANK YOU to Ramsay for initiating this event and providing snacks and lunch to all.
Explaining the Covid -19 to the Children

During Lock down, the General manager had to explain to the young ones as to why they wouldn’t be going to visit their families. Despite this being a tough decision, the news was well received by our Children who understand that their health and well being is most important to us. Mrs Fiona further explained that this does not mean that just because the schools are closed that they mustn’t study and prepare for the following term. Their daily routines will continue and they were urged by the Manager to use study time to prepare well.

It was important that we break the news of the serious nature of events unfolding, with some lighter activities. The social worker thus used our gathering to announce and hand the gifts to the Dustmite competition winners.
Ushumpu and “Catch” is one of the activities that they pass their free time with. On this day the dedicated Child and Youth Care Workers introduced them to a new game. The children enjoyed their game with brighter smiles on their faces.

Compass Waste Services gives back to PCH
Compass waste services has recently took an initiative to give back to PCH. A huge appreciation goes out to Carol Coleman for her effort to always think of us. Our children definitely enjoyed the dried fruit as well as the soup mix donated by this company and other companies that Carol coordinates with.
Appreciation goes to our Dedicated PCH staff…
Amid the Covid -19, our dedicated team at PCH continue to provide Essential Services to the children as we can not shut down. These dedicated staff have chosen voluntarily to be the staff on duty during Lockdown, and this means that for the following 21 days, these Child and Youth Care Workers will remain on site and not go home. A greatest sense of gratitude goes out to them for putting our Children’s needs 1st and giving up seeing their own children, spouses and families, to ensure that our Children remain taken care of.
The majority of support staff will remain on Lockdown however our Manager and Social Worker will be on site on an adhoc basis to offer the necessary psychosocial and other support needed. The rest of our Management will be on standby incase of any emergency and will continue to perform PCH duties from Home.  
This month we take a look at our very own Amazing Souls under the choir master Mr Siphosenkosi Gumede who is our Child and Youth Care Worker. These selected Children not only sound amazing as their name insinuates, but also give their very best when performing. Last year,  Amazing Souls was given the chance to perform at the World Conference which was held in ICC-Durban and they most definitely flew the PCH flag up high – as the conference was attended by more than 1500 delegates from all over the world. There isn’t a doubt that one day Amazing Souls will go far with their voies as they continue to practice and prepare for all upcoming special events.
Tekkie Tax 2020-Make the Circle Bigger
It’s back and bigger then ever. Tekkie Tax 2020 is upon us and once again we are humbly asking for your assistance in making this the most successful campaign thus far. This year expect a wider range of stock such as the newly “All of one and one for all sticker” which means that there will only be one sticker with 5 different sectors. The sticker still cost R10.
Shoelaces are also available at R40 per pair
New and Improved T-shirts with colours of Melange Denim and Melange Grey for both Children and Adults
Badges are also available this year.Join PCH and together lets make the circle bigger.
Kindly contact Sinethemba on 073 2220 626 or Fiona on and have your stock delivered to you.

Contact any one of us …
General Manager          
Public Relations           
Social Work                  
Child Care                    
Its easy: all you have to do is go to any participating BP, Engen or Caltex garage, fill up and notify the attendant of Litres for Education, providing them with our unique number #509 …..and 10c  per litre goes towards PCH. The wonderful thing is that
you DON’T pay an extra cent more.
Just remember to say the next time you are filling up – Litres for Education #509.
Here are the participating garages:
  • BP Moore Road, Engen Boshoff Street, Engen basil Bure Motors, 45th Engen convenience, BP Hillcrest, Engen Bayside, Engen Mitchell park, umhlali farmer services- BP Umhlali, Costwold Energy Centre Caltex waterfall, Nicole Jetkins, BP Westville Auto, BP Richmond Road, BP Quarry Road, BP  De Kuilen, BP La Lucia, BP Raisethorpe, BP Bluff, BP Sibaya, BP Drive in Motors- Ballito, BP fairways on Main- Howick, Caltex Winston park Service Station, Crompton Service Station- Caltex.
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PCH During the Lock down….
During 21 days of the Lock down, PCH doesn’t shut its doors as we continue to provide an essential service to our Children. The calls have been temporary diverted to our Manager: Mrs Fiona Balgobind. Thank you to all the donors that continue to support us even during the time of Covid-19 and for being patient with us as we try by all means to ensure minimal interaction with the Children. We trust that things will settle down after this Lock Down and we ask each and every one of you to stay safe and God’s mercies to continue to guide and protect each and every one of you during these hard times.
from ALL of us at PCH
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