HELPING HAND: Absa’s Martha Tladi, left, the Vrouefederasie’s Gloudine van der Westhuizen and Absa Polokwane branch manager Josephine Nkuna with the big cheque. Picture: MPHO DUBE
Martha Tladi, Absa’s corporate social investment officer, earlier this week handed the Suid Afrikaanse Vrouefederasie (SA Women’s Federation) Martha Hofmeyer Old Age Home in Polokwane R25 000 as part of the bank’s social responsibility.
Tladi said this contribution would go towards addressing the special bedding needs for the frail residents of the old age home as well as towards their transport and administration needs.
The federation is a registered non-profit organisation that was established in 1904 by the women’s network, after being challenged by the increased number of homeless and frail elderly people.
The organisation’s Polokwane branch started the Martha Hofmeyer Old Age Home in 1974.
The home has been providing nursing, support and therapeutic services to the frail, aged and severely disabled people of all races in the community.
Those who need special medical attention, especially for eye treatment, at Mankweng Clinic are transported there to take care of their medical needs.
Regional Absa executive Happy Ralinala said: “At Absa we have always taken pride in being part and parcel of the communities that we serve and this attests to our constant efforts at being a people-oriented organisation.
“We will continue to be involved in social responsibility initiatives that directly impact our communities.
“We thank the SuidAfrikaanse Vrouefederasie Martha Hofmeyer Old Age Home for providing us with this great opportunity of ploughing back into our community,” said Ralinala.