Police chopper makes special delivery for children’s party
A Port Elizabeth police helicopter was called in for an emergency at the weekend – getting hot pizza to a children’s home in Alicedale. And the fast food became even faster when the Port Elizabeth police helicopter delivered 200 pizzas to underprivileged children in the town.
The pizzas, sponsored by Debonairs, were loaded into the chopper at the Baywest Mall parking area.
They were then dropped off at a sports field in Alicedale where the annual Care Alicedale Christmas party was being held.
The project started five years ago when Port Elizabeth businesswoman Atari Webster met Alicedale social worker Phumla Gojela, who looks after the wellbeing of hundreds of orphans in the small community near Grahamstown.
“For the past five years we have had an annual fundraiser, and the money goes toward the Care Alicedale project. We see it as our way of giving back, not only to the underprivileged children, but also to Phumla who does incredible work in her community,” Webster said.
Each year, about 200 children are treated to a day of fun activities, goodie bags and presents delivered to them by Santa Claus.