Christmas hampers bring joy to our town’s elderly

Walvis Bay’s Mayoral Outreach Program in a spirit of giving surprised elderly people in the harbour town recently with Christmas hampers. Among the oldest to receive their hampers were 94-year-old Elize Fischer and Georgie Groenewald (96).

Rudi Bowe

The annual Christmas hamper give-out is a standing tradition by subsequent mayors of the habour town.
Regional electricity distributor Erongo RED came onboard as a corporate partner for this year’s hamper give-out and sponsored N$36 000 whilst the Mayoral Fund donated N$57 000 to make this festive sea-son a little more joyous for our elderly citizens.
The give-outs were held during ceremonies respectively at the Walvis Bay civic centre and the Kuisebmond municipal hall. Walvis Bay mayor Alderman Immanuel Wilfried said the give-out of hampers is a token of ap-preciation and respect for our town’s elderly people.
The elderly will forever be honoured and cherished for the contributions that they made to our society when they were the younger people, the mayor said at the events.
The youth and other younger generations were encouraged by the mayor to spend quality time with their elderly relatives and friends this festive sea-son.
The mayor took the opportunity to wish all citizens and visitors to Walvis Bay a joyous festive season, filled with love, happiness and kindness to one another.

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