Mango Airlines partners to give generously to the community of Knysna on Mandela Day

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Mandela day Samaritans from far and wide who have reached out to those affected, Mango Airlines in partnership with Kimberly-Clark and BidAir Cargo

When the raging fires caused abrupt damage to Knysna on  South  Africa’s picturesque Garden Route on the 6th June 2017, scores of people not only lost their homes but for some, their lives too. The death toll kept rising with every news bulletin as the most excruciating scene played out in this community.

As with the many good samaritans from from far and wide who have reached out to those affected, Mango Airlines in partnership with Kimberly-Clark and BidAir Cargo have graciously continued to lend a helping hand.  This community has carved a sincere spot in the hearts of those involved in this partnership. Following the generous handover that took place on the 28 June 2017 at the Missionvale Care Centre in Port Elizabeth, Mango Airlines has yet again partnered with Kimberley-Clark and BidAir Cargo to form a formidable team and offer a generous donation on Mandela Day, 18July 2017.

This time around the handover took place at the Brenton Community Hall in Knysna.

My house started burning. I saw Judgement Day. Coals of fire were raining down from the heavens. I was ready to die…” – Anton du Plessis, survivor News24

Mango Airlines, Kimberly-Clark and BidAir Cargo spent Mandela Day day at the Brenton Community Hall in Knysna.

Seen here  from left to right are: Marthnus Wagman BidAir Cargo, George), Lizel Esterhuizen (Kimberley Clark), Four members of the community who came to show their love and support, Zoliswa Mketo  (Mango Airlines, PE), Martyn Nell (Mango Airlines, George), Rashequa  Gabriels, Mango Airlines, PE), a supportive member of the community, Eben Davids (BidAirCargo, George). Front: Johan Kilian (Mango Airlines, PE)

The Knysna community is eternally greatful for the love and support from this team and the different companies represented.

The generous donation included BabySoft® toilet paper, Huggies® diapers and Kotex® feminine care products.


Seen here are representatives from Mango Airlines Zoliswa Mketo  (Mango Airlines, PE),  and Rashequa  Gabriels, Mango Airlines, PE), who worked tirelessly to ensure that this day was a success. Standing by the wise words of Steve Maraboli, “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”

Community members took the time to sort out the clothing items according to the different sizes for those who would be arriving to receive the donated goods.


 Rethabile  Lechela                                                                                             Account Executive                                                      rethabile.lechela@epicmslgroup.com


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