The Goedgedacht Trust, a farm-based community support organisation in the Swartland region of the Western Cape, is set to host an online benefit auction, starting Thursday, 1 October, in aid of its Covid-19 support strategies.
Jewellery, fine art, wine, leather products, antiques, collectibles, furniture and leisure travel and family experiences are all going under the hammer. At 5pm on the last day of October, the trust will conclude the online auction and declare the bidder with the highest bid the winner of that item.
For a full and detailed list of the auction lots and to participate, go to www.goedgedacht.org/auction2020/
Covid-19 feeding scheme, recovery centres
Established in 1993, the Goedgedacht Trust was initiated to assist in the transformation of disadvantaged rural communities. When Covid-19 struck, it expanded its emergency feeding scheme and transformed its facilities to serve as recovery centres. The trust is providing daily meals for up to 1,332 vulnerable families across its six Path Onto Prosperity (POP) Centres in the communities of Riebeek West, Riebeek Kasteel, Chatsworth, Riverlands, Koringberg and Porterville. A total 506,416 meals have been served since 14 April.
Each item in the auction has been donated with the express intention of helping to ease the hardship of people in rural communities.
“Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Goedgedacht team has been able to provide more than 500,000 meals to struggling families living in the surrounding Swartland villages. This was only possible through the generous support of the many Goedgedacht friends. Proceeds from this auction will enable Goedgedacht to ensure that people in need would continue to receive a meal a day,” says MD Deon Snyman.