Edenvale church hosts community wellness day
Community members gathered at the Pure Fountain Family Church in Edenvale recently to donate blood and get their health checked out.
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The wellness day was hosted by Pure Fountain Family Church (Edenvale) in association with the Gauteng Department of Health and the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).
Organisers of the event and husband and wife team Branden and Lisa Sarappa said many community members cannot afford health checks, and as part of community development they decided to host the day for free.
“We also wanted to assist the SANBS with a blood drive as there is a shortage of blood,” said Lisa.
Members from Progress Educational Counselors Organisation (PECO) conducted HIV and blood pressure screenings and glucose tests.
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Claudine and Lorraine Sarappa with Natalia Malayan.
Thirteen-year-old Evan Nattar gets his blood pressure checked by Dimakatso Kgole form PECO.
Vanessa Moodley donates blood.
Members of Progress Educational Counselors Organisation (PECO) conducted HIV and blood pressure screenings and glucose tests.
Stephanie Moodley prepares to donate blood.
Donor care officer Nonkululeko Kgabale conducts pre-tests before a blood donation.
Kamesha Ganamany, Sharde Nadasen and Roger Govender ready for their screenings and other tests at the PECO marquee.