Light burden for Malvern child centre

The Malvern Child and Youth Care Centre is appealing to the community to aid with its R80 000 monthly utility bills.

Asking for moderate donations from many rather than a lot from a few, the centre hopes to keep the children from having to finish homework in the dark or not having a hot shower before bed.

“It doesn’t take a 4-figure digit donation to make a difference. A R100 a month commitment is all we are asking for in support of this fundraising project.

Providing a safe and loving home for 120 vulnerable and orphaned children, Malvern is one of the larger Child and Youth Care Centres in Durban and comes with a big cost to run.

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“The ever-rising cost of living, and the economic downturn has seen a decrease in financial support. Over and above the government’s child subsidy grant, a further R1,7million a year needs to be sourced from donors to keep the lights on and the doors open,” explains Lee Jarrett, PR and Fundraising Manager.

To help, contact Lee Jarrett on 031 464 0236 or by email at for the debit form. Alternatively, a convenient monthly debit can be established:


Branch code: 632005

Account name: Malvern Childrens Home

Account number: 9065157902

Reference: your cell phone number


For more information visit and the Facebook page @MalvernChildandYouthCareCentre.


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