We have Fourways collected money amongst ourselves for our Mandela Day initiative and decided to approach one of the Retirement Villages on our area. We researched to find a registered one but wanted to approach one that maybe gets overlooked normally. We called the Flower Foundation and they earmarked Silverstreams Retirement Home for us. We arranged with their manager Deon Bruwer to come at a suitable time to bring them soup and rolls. We had rolls donated by Spar Pineslopes and the one ambassador Ayakha Thusini baked cupcakes and muffins and come through and assisted on her day off, and one of our sales ladies Melanie Gounden (who also came with on her day off) made her amazing homemade handcream which we paired with some frames we had bought and printed a small motivational message and put it in the frames and gave this to the old people who were in frail care. They loved the homemade vegetable soup (which we had so much over that we left it with them for dinner time) and rolls and the muffins disappeared before our eyes. The one thing that stuck us was how they all looked after each other, it was like visiting a family. I do believe that although we went there to do a good deed and make a difference, it is them who made a difference to me and the other ladies. I felt so welcomed and they made us promise to visit again and they smiled so broadly it almost brought us to tears, In fact a few of them shed a tear or two from joy. This would be an absolute pleasure and I can’t wait.