Help St Martin’s Village provide a safe haven for babies

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HUTTEN HEIGHTS – It takes a village to raise a child – and St Martin’s Village requires the help of the community to offer a safe haven for abandoned babies.

Established by the Evangelical Lutheran Church, St Martin’s Village is situated on the premises of a farmhouse in Hutten Heights and aims to provide vulnerable babies with a loving and caring home.

Due to the pressing need identified by social workers, the facility will also accommodate disabled babies.

The Evangelical Lutheran congregation has already donated the proceeds of the Christmas market to this project, but faces a financial shortfall before the doors can officially be opened.

“To be able to give babies the best start in life, we need to have financial security,” said Media Liaison Officer of St Martin’s Village, Liesel Beneke.

As several babies are waiting to be placed, the facility has therefore become a necessity in the community.

“For this reason, we would like to ask the community to commit to a monthly donation. We want to ensure recurring costs are secured before accepting our first baby.”

Any donation in cash will be greatly appreciated to make a difference in the lives of the babies.

The home’s newly-renovated premises can accommodate approximately 10 children from birth to six years.

Staff of St Martin’s Village also work closely with other child and youth care centres such as Home Meah and Samaritan House Pregnancy Crisis Centre.

“We would like to thank the community for showing overwhelming support to the home in getting the wheels in motion. This initiative would not be possible without them. We just need that last push to get us up and running.”

Donations can be made to:

Nedbank Branch Number: 133724

Account name: Evangelical Lutheran Congregation

Account number: 1337006815

Reference: St Martin’s Village

Church’s PBO Reg number: 930038564

For more information, contact St Martin’s Village on 087 170 0949 or visit their Facebook page:

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Tersia Gopi

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