Photo Credit: The Robin Hood Foundation

The Robin Hood Foundation is busy bringing cheer to 2300 elderly residents of old-age homes in KwaZulu-Natal by throwing festive parties and handing out gifts.


Westville, South Africa (03 November 2022) – For the elderly, it can be tough getting older; the world keeps moving forward as one starts settling into their older years. Sometimes families leave or a tragic event occurs, leaving an older person to fend for themselves most of the time. During the festive season, it can be even harder. The Robin Hood Foundation is committed to making sure that the elderly living in the homes they support, feel the festive cheer and are surrounded with love this time of year.

The Robin Hood Foundation was started by Cindy Norcott in 2005. Since it was founded, it has helped a number of causes with clever initiatives to raise funds. The aim is to mobilise resources from businesses and individuals in the community and put them directly into the hands of the less fortunate. They help forgotten elderly, mothers in need and children from disadvantaged communities.

One of their annual campaigns is the “Bless a Granny or Grandpa” event. They visit old-aged homes within the Westville area and surrounds, blessing each of the elderly residents with gifts, festive cheer and a delicious meal.

This year, the foundation aims to gift 2300 goodie bags to elderly residents of old-age homes. This initiative ensures that any lonely elders, feel the festive cheer this year.

“We are really in the thick of Christmas deliveries to our old age homes with our goal being to bless 2300 special people with some treats and love.”

The team have 500 packs left to raise funds for and distribute. Not only does the foundation gift goodie bags to the elderly, but they also take time to throw a party in their honour, supplying cake, snacks and entertainment. Let’s not forget the hand and foot massages! Overall, the event really becomes a highlight for the senior citizens.

If you would like to bless a granny or grandpa, you can find out how via Facebook here (or using the details below).

Sources: Robin Hood Foundation
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