Help keep the elderly warmer this winter

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IF YOU would like to do your bit to help the elderly this winter, join Easy Life Kitchens (ELK) together with Wild Coast FM in their Winter Warmer drive.

Heidi Borges, the co-owner of Easy Life Kitchens, came up with the idea to collect beanies, scarves, bed socks, blankets, tinned food, toiletries and adult nappies for the elderly.

“It was a very cold day and I thought about the old people in East London and I wanted to do something for them.

“East London has been generous so far, but we still need more and we encourage people to give,” Borges said.

The items will be delivered to New Haven Chronic Sick Centre in Vincent.

“Old people are often forgotten. People always focus on the children [in need],” Borges’s husband and co-owner of Easy Life Kitchens , Joe Borges said.

CARING HEARTS: Heidi Borges, left, and her husband Joe, are collecting warm clothes, blankets, food and toiletries for the elderly. Donations can be dropped off at Easy Life Kitchens or at Wild Coast FM Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI
CARING HEARTS: Heidi Borges, left, and her husband Joe, are collecting warm clothes, blankets, food and toiletries for the elderly. Donations can be dropped off at Easy Life Kitchens or at Wild Coast FM Picture: QHAMANI LINGANI

The last day for the drive is August 12. Drop off points are at their office in Devereux Avenue or at Wild Coast FM.

“Those who would perhaps want to donate cash, can bring the money to our office and we shall go and buy some of the things that are needed and then bring back the till slip, to show how we used the money,” Heidi said.

The couple showed the GO! reporter what they have collected so far, including second- hand blankets.

They encouraged people to donate old blankets they no longer used, which other people desperately needed.

“There are many people battling out there,” Heidi said.

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