Saturday morning 11 March and we arrived at the Brondal informal settlement in force, for our first medical outreach of the year at Brondal.
At first there was a hiccup as some “ self-proclaimed Politicians” wanted to use the church hall we have booked and arranged for our outreach, to have a community meeting about land claims and told me to leave and come back another day.
I didn’t enjoy being told to leave by a very self-important “gentleman” and his cadres, and stared him down until he saw things my way. I have a vague suspicion that I am not on their Christmas card list…..?
That settled, we prepared to receive a large number of children requiring medical attention and to see one of the volunteer Doctors, and for the very first time we had a team of Dentists from White River joining us. This formidable team of Dentists extracted over 30 teeth during this medical outreach, whilst the medical Doctors saw dozens of children and a man with a broken finger.
Each mother and child received bags of 5kg pre-cooked porridge, chips, cooldrinks and a freshly made hot dog which is always a crowd pleaser.
The Hot Dog Vienna’s was very kindly donated t us by Eskort Store Nelspruit and the 5kg bags of pre-cooked porridge was donated to us by Crossing Nelspruit.
Thanks only to all the volunteers, medical and non-medical, the medical outreach was a great success as without their support and the donations we receive, none of what we do would be possible.