Fredo and Janey often get a call from the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation to assist in one of their projects. It usually concerns the youth and older people and more often than not it is to try and get some fruit to give to those who are less fortunate.
Before our epic trip to Namibia to raise funds for people affected by cancer, during the July holidays, we picked up some Sharon Fruit from friend Hein Smal in Sharon Fruit country at Buffeljagsrivier to deliver to a youth camp which was held in Observatory! This went down very well!
Friend Jaco Burger of Market Demand Fruits also previously got a call from us – last year for Woman’s Day celebrations coordinated by the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. Jaco came to the party in a great way – donating a whole pallet of easy peeler oranges. At the time Jaco thought it was a PR event in which he could promote his business. Fredo explained to him the story which Arch so often tells – the story about the Dead Sea. “The Dead Sea receives very good water but once it enters the Dead Sea it becomes bad and useless. It is because the Dead Sea never gives water back. If you do not first give, you cannot receive!”
At the time Jaco – like all of us – did not quite understand – until we took him to meet Arch one morning in November last year. Jaco later described this as one of the most emotional moments of his life. He then perfectly understood the art of giving.
[divider]Previously friends Max le Roux of Van Doorn, Freek Dreyer of Zest Fruit, Sarel Joubert of In2Fruit and Gerrit van der Merwe of ALG Estates in Citrusdal were also called upon to help. There will definitely more of these calls in future to Fredo’s friends in the fruit industry.
This week, when that call came again, Fredo and Janey were ready to help. The Foundation organized a Heritage Day event at The Ark in Khayelitsha – and we were asked to try and get some fruit. We spoke to Roeld Pienaar and his team at Tru-Cape and on Wednesday afternoon Fredo travelled over Sir Lowry’s Pass to the Two a Day pack house to pick up some apples. We later handed this over to Vivian Ford and Laverne Martin of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
The apples were a real hit, specifically with the children at The Ark – thank you our fruit industry friends! Giving makes one feel great!