Feb 17, 2020
The residents of Lily Haven Old Age Home in Bonteheuwel received a Valentine’s Day surprise when staff from Shoprite’s Home Office treated them to a high tea complete with gift sets.
Shoprite has a long-standing partnership with the home going back to 2016, when it established a vegetable garden which helps provide nutritious meals for the 120 elderly people living in the home. Volunteers at Lily Haven attended training workshops over a period of 12 months to help them maintain the garden which produces crops such as beetroot, cabbage and spinach.
The retailer also installed a grey water system in 2017 to water the plants during Cape Town’s drought. Most recently the Group helped to double the size of the garden, which now covers an area of 260m2.
- Lunga Schoeman, the Shoprite Group’s CSI Manager
- Vonette Damonse, Administrative Manager at Lily Haven
- Cecilia Lopez, a resident of Lily Haven
- Joan Solomons - a Lily Haven resident