The boys in Sable House decided to use the current quiet period at school to get involved in a worthy cause – collecting food for the animals at the Germiston Bedfordview SPCA.Th
rojected was led by Stephan Steinmann, the head of outreach at Sable, assisted by Eric Melaphi, the Sable head of house and they set out to collect 100kgs of canned and dry goods. In the end they gathered more than 200kgs and they handed it over to the delighted staff at the shelter last week
.“We felt we needed to give something back to our community,” Stephan said, “and we realised that in these tough times the animals must be suffering. It’s all about going the extra mile, and I think the Sable boys did that.”
He said that they have plans to undertake other drives in the new year. “We want to do a textbook collection for those who cannot afford them before schools starts next year, and we have already started with that,” he said. “We also plan to go on a clothing collection drive and to become involved with the bottle cap and bread tags collection project.”
Trainee Inspector Kabelo Dithlanke and Kennel Hand Andre Slabbert accepted the food on behalf of the SPCA and they thanked the boys for their awesome generosity.
“Forti Nihil Difficilius – for the brave nothing is too difficult – captures our dedication to preventing cruelty to all animals, no matter how tough or difficult it can be,” Eric concluded.