CARE Awards: It’s all about the children

Private Property South Africa
Cathy Nolan

Tyson Properties’ Westville office supports a crèche called Sondela, in Chesterville, which looks after about 130 children between the ages of three months and five years.

Lee Ellis, Tyson Properties’ Inland Director, explains: “We have undertaken to resolve certain problem areas within the crèche but we must stress that we are not the only group that assists Sondela. We just hope to make a difference by doing something in our local community to uplift previously disadvantaged children.”

Lee’s team has started a vegetable garden at the crèche, which is protected by shade cloth that it donated. “Due to the young age of the children we are obliged to both water and weed the vegetable garden three times a week. The idea is that these vegetables will supplement the children’s meals.”

The branch also has plans to upgrade the lighting and install overhead fans in the classrooms, repair the toilets and basins, install a rain-water tank for the garden, and distribute winter woollies.

Tagged In:

CARE Awards Tyson


Found this content useful?

Get the best of Private Property's latest news and advice delivered straight to your inbox each week

Related Articles

CARE – do your share!
Well, entries for the CARE Awards are pouring in – this month you can read all about how RE/MAX Panache, Tyson Properties Westville, and Joy Chiang of Pam Golding make a difference.
Private Property hosts the inaugural CARE awards breakfast
On the 16th of October 2013 Private Property hosted the first CARE Awards prize-giving at the plush Durban Country Club.
Property industry shows their caring side
Private property hosted the annual Community Awards in Real Estate (CARE) at a breakfast function in Durban North on 31 March 2015.