Charity shop in Parow helps the rural child

A Bellville police officers hard work and dedication paid off when a 42-year-old man from Wallacedene was sentenced for the murder of an 86-year-old Groenvallei resident in 2015. The man was sentenced to 20 years for murder, 10 years for house robbery and five years for housebreaking and theft. The sentences will run concurrently. Bellville police spokeswoman Warrant Officer Henrietta van Niekerk said Daphne Higgins was murdered at her home on May 15 2015. There were contractors working on her roof at her house at that time. One of the workers came back after work and gained entry through the roof they were working on. He murdered Ms Higgins and took several items from her home as well as her motor vehicle, she said. The vehicle was later recovered in Wallacedene and the man apprehended. It took two years of dedication and hard work but it paid off for Sergeant Clinton Lategan, pictured, when the man was sentenced on Thursday June 29.

Help the Rural child, a charitable trust, has opened a clothing shop in Station Road, Parow, to raise funds for its work with rural communities in the Swartland.

“Few people give much thought to rural children, but they are out there, struggling each day to go to school often without food and proper clothing,” a statement from the trust said.

The charity shops help to support the running costs of the Goedgedacht Path out of Poverty Rural Youth Centres (POP), in the Swartland.

Help the Rural Child runs a number of charity shops across Cape Town – four clothing shops, two book shops, and one furniture shop, a Mobile Bookshop that travels to schools in and around Cape Town and a Children’s bookshop.

The Parow store is at 8C Station Road and has a selection of clothing, and bric-a-brac at good prices.

Donations of clothing, in good condition, and any kind of bric – a – brac (ornaments, glassware, kitchenware), toys, CDs and DVDs.are welcome.

These can be dropped off at the shop or call 021 689 8392 to arrange collection.

To volunteer at the shop call Candice Field at 021 911 3748.