Paarl Rotary reaches out

Two businessmen recently addressed Paarl Rotary on the activities of the NGO, Valley of Abundance, which has launched a number of charitable initiatives in the Paarl Valley.

Pictured above, from left, are Mark Maingard, who runs the central kitchen which supplies local soup kitchens; Clive Reed, assistant governor of the Rotary District; Marita van der Sluys, president of Paarl Rotary; and André Nieuwoudt, who runs the swop shops where children in disadvantaged areas can swop recyclables for articles, ie toiletries and crayons.