Peter Steynberg, Manager of the Vredenburg Agrimark, reported that members of his personnel visited The Island House for disabled children situated in St Helena Bay.
They were overwhelmed with a very friendly reception by Jimmy Duncan, the founder, whose disabled daughter is also one of the residents.
He informed them that they were totally reliant on donations, and that they had to care for 13 children with different disabilities. Jimmy said that it was his intention to create a haven where disabled people could experience an enriching and normal life in a safe and loving environment.
The team supporting Jimmy must be able to do everything – from cooking to feeding to finding ways to keep the children stimulated. Because his team must be available 24 hours of the day, Jimmy built living quarters for them adjacent to the house.
According to Peter they were very impressed and touched by the special way in which the children were treated, and they found it to be a very emotional experience.
During their visit, Peter’s team handed over towels, face cloths and cleaning agents, which are essential needs for the day to day care of the children.