New shop to help raise funds for Rotalia

The new charity shop has a selection of goods for sale.

The Rotalia Centre for the Disabled has opened a new shop to help raise funds for new premises.
According to Ms Dina McKay, who does fundraising for Rotalia, the centre has undertaken various fundraising initiatives to raise money for this purpose.
Although the Rotalia Centre currently shares the premises of Rotara School at Watersedge, the Department of Education has assisted the school with new premises and it will soon be moving. The move is necessary because there are ground stability issues at the current address at Watersedge.
The Rotalia Centre, however, falls under the jurisdiction of another government department, the Department of Social Services and, therefore, the education department cannot accommodate it as well.
‘We are now looking for a place where we do not have to erect a building. We have already identified several possible properties,’ McKay told the Herald.
As the funding from the Department of Social Services is not enough for a new property, the centre now has to raise the money themselves.
As the centre has always received a lot of support and donations from the public, it opened a shop at its Elmahof Hostel in Carletonville about a year ago. As this facility was only open two days a week, the centre started getting requests from the public for a full-time shop.
It recently opened its new business in the J&C Centre (behind the Carletonville police station and post office) in Kaolin Street. It is open from 09:00 to 17:00 from Mondays to Fridays and from 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays .
Here, people can buy a wide variety of donated goods, ranging from clothing to old records and many other things at extremely affordable prices.
On the first Friday of every month, the next being on 1 June, the donated goods are also sold for R5 each in front of the shop.
Hanlie van Dyk will be doing a food demonstration as another fundraising initiative. Any donation to the centre is also welcome.
Anyone who wants to know more about the shop or the fundraisers can call McKay at 082 323 3581 or Manuela Alves at 083 326 2226.

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