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The Executive Mayor of George, Ald Leon van Wyk recently visited Emmaüs, a protective work centre for disabled adults to show appreciation for the valuable work that is being done by the centre. Mayor van Wyk visited the centre on Friday, 2 December 2022, a day before the organisation’s annual X-mas market.

According to Emmaüs, the X-mas market was a huge success. “The first Emmaüs Bazaar after Covid-19 was a huge and very successful event, and we would like to thank the Community for their excellent support.  Despite load-shedding and bad weather we still managed to host a very big fundraising event with a lovely atmosphere.  We could see that the community of George was hungry for a good old-fashioned Emmaüs get-together since 2019,” said Emmaus

We wish to thank the Executive Mayor, Ald Leon van Wyk and Municipal Manager, Dr Michele Gratz for their visit to our Centre. Also, a very big thank you to all our donors and volunteers, without their contributions and help our bazaar would not have been such a huge success.

Mayor van Wyk wishes to encourage the public, businesses, and donors to continue supporting Emmaüs as they have recently lost about 40% of their funding. This organisation is doing an amazing job and is relying heavily on public support. Emmaus can only fulfil its vision of providing adult disabled persons with optimal protection and care if the community continues to support them.

Emmaüs provides the adult disabled with accommodation, food, and therapeutic job opportunities irrespective of race, culture, sex, or religious beliefs. About 85 beneficiaries receive transport and meals daily.

Emmaüs is located at 6 Memorium Street, George, the head of the centre, Mrs. Elsabee Badenhorst can be reached on or 044 873 4196.