In October 2020, devastating fires destroyed about 100 000 hectares of farmland in the Free State. Not only did UJW Chairman Ciska Lewis and Vice-Chairman Tracy Myer spend 2 weeks collecting funds for the 300 Free State farmers whose land and cattle had been destroyed, but they travelled all the way to Hoopstad in the Free State with more than 100 crates which included food, toys and medicines collected and packed personally by them.
They travelled with Jacaranda Radio’s Martin Bester, and former Springbok Rugby player, Bakkies Botha. On Bester’s radio show he expressed his amazement at Pretoria’s Jewish ladies, who not only gave so much, but went personally to help with the deliveries.
*Main image: Ciska Lewis, Chairman of Pretoria UJW and Tracy Myer, Vice Chairman, with Bakkies Botha.