WUCT AGM: Report

23 Jun
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On Saturday afternoon, 21 June 2014, the Westlake United Church Trust held its Annual General meeting.  This is always something of a celebration, and proceedings began with a welcome, prayer and the singing of the national anthem.  Members of the Emmanuel Educare Grade R class then performed “10 Green Bottles”.  The Advice office explained their […]

Decorated biscuits from YuppieChef and Moirs

19 May

A team from Yuppie Chef came to Emmanuel this morning and decorated biscuits donated by Moirs for all the children. Thank you very much YC for all the decorating goodies and Moirs for the biscuits. As you can see the children were delighted. What a great way to start a Monday!

Outreach event at False Bay College

25 Apr

On 15th April’14, we joined forces with City of Cape Town officials and Living Hope and held a most successful HIV testing day at False Bay College, Westlake Campus. 153 students came forward to be tested, a remarkable response! We handed out incentives such as draw string bags with pencils and rulers, donated by the […]

Holiday Camp at Glencairn

23 Apr

Our amazing Child Care and Protection team held a holiday camp at Glencairn holiday resort near Simonstown in January. The CCP team which is funded by the Dept of Social Development has been working hard, running 3 psychosocial support groups for orphans and vulnerable children, at our centre, in the afternoons after school. Our team […]

Home Based Care Training Workshops

17 Apr
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WUCT carers recently attended 3 excellent training workshops (6 Feb, 27 Feb and 27 March ’14) run by 2 Professional Nursing Sisters, namely Fiona Pieterse and Vanessa Pickford, both with ICU experience, whose company is called WORKSAFE. The workshops focused on hygiene, bed washes, CPR for adults, children and babies, choking, heart attacks, strokes and […]

Rotary Health Days

16 Apr
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WUCT took part in the Rotary Health Days from 2-4 April ’14 at Seawinds Community Hall, Lavender Hill, together with City of Cape Town, Dept of Health, CANSA and Compassion in Action. Altogether over 500 people were seen over the 3 days. There was HIV and TB testing, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar monitoring, BMI […]

17 March: Fire in Westlake Village

08 Apr
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On Monday 17 March, there was a fire in Westlake and 2 shacks were burnt down, 2 families lost everything. The neighbouring shacks and house were also affected by fire or water damage. WUCT assisted the families with food and clothes, blankets, etc, as well as temporary accommodation for one family with 3 children in […]