To provide much-needed support to those who have affected by Covid-19, The Goedgedacht Trust, a farm-based community support organisation in the Western Cape, is set to host an online benefit auction, starting Thursday, 1 October 2020.
Some of the items to be put up for auction include jewellery, fine art, wine, leather products, antiques, collectables, furniture and leisure travel and family experiences are all going under the hammer. Each item in the auction has been donated with the express intention of helping to ease the hardship of people in rural communities.
Established in 1993, the Goedgedacht Trust was initiated to assist in the transformation of disadvantaged rural communities. When Covid-19 struck, it expanded its emergency feeding scheme and transformed its facilities to serve as recovery centres.
The trust is providing daily meals for up to 1,332 vulnerable families across its six Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Centres in the communities of Riebeek West, Riebeek Kasteel, Chatsworth, Riverlands, Koringberg and Porterville. A total 506,416 meals have been served since 14 April.
“Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goedgedacht team has been able to provide more than 500,000 meals to struggling families living in the surrounding Swartland villages. This was only possible through the generous support of the many Goedgedacht friends. Proceeds from this auction will enable Goedgedacht to ensure that people in need would continue to receive a meal a day,” said MD, Deon Snyman.
The trust will conclude the online auction at 17:00PM and declare the bidder with the highest bid the winner of that item. To participate, go to www.goedgedacht.org/auction2020/.