Charity surprises elderly

10 December 2018 | Local News

The Janet Martin Charity Foundation (JMCF) treated more than 300 senior citizens and a group of vulnerable children to a meal, beverages and gift packs on Wednesday. The beneficiaries were also entertained with a play about the birth of Jesus at the Walvis Bay town hall. Judite Correira, the goodwill ambassador of the charity and also the reigning Miss Walvis Bay Private High School, acknowledged the contributions of the elderly towards the community over many years. Correira said she was looking forward to many more projects being implemented by JMCF. The deputy mayor of the harbour town, Penelope Martin, established the charity in honour of her late mother. Pictured here are Annemarie “Lotta” Smith (85), the first senior citizen to receive a gift pack from the deputy mayor, with Judite and Father Christmas Albertus de Klerk. Photo Otis Finck