Lego for the little ones

Unpacking and checking the shipment are, from left, Rotarians Eppie McFarlane, Bryan Butler, Michael Johnson, and Charles Dearlove.

The Rotary Club of Somerset West successfully applied for, and was granted, 46 boxes of LEGO containing 145 individual LEGO sets. 

This generous donation, valued at about R125 000, came from Care for Education and LEGO South Africa, in partnership with Rotary, the LEGO Foundation partner in South Africa. The LEGO Foundation is an international organisation and is the charity arm of the LEGO Group. 
The LEGO items received are all brand new and suitable for a variety of ages. These sets are destined to provide many children in the Helderberg with educational opportunities, to build and develop a variety of skills through play. Due to Lockdown restrictions, these sets will be distributed to the allocated recipients as and when the schools and centres open and it is permitted.

“We are also grateful to DHL for providing the LEGO sets with transport from their collection point in Gauteng to our Rotary clubhouse in Somerset West,” said Rotary Club of Somerset West President, Eppie McFarlane. “We are proud to be able to open doors for our communities – this time through education with LEGO.”