Anglican Women’s Fellowship Award

Every two years the different Anglican Women’s Fellowship (AWF) branches of the particular diocese (Diocese of Saldanha Bay) present their chosen charity which they are involved with. The Dr Pat Gorvalla award is awarded for the best diocesan project. This year AWF of St. Margaret’s Parow won the award. The project presented was St Joseph’s Home and St Joseph’s Special School. This was driven by Ronell Petersen, who is SJH’s internal PR and volunteer/intern coordinator in our Resource Development Department.


“Our department is so proud of Ronell. She took the St Joseph’s cause to external communities and mobilised her AWF branch to support SJH. Thank you!” Alrika Hefers, Manager Resource Development, said.

St Joseph’s Home for Chronically Ill Children felt honoured to receive a delegation from CAF America and CAF Southern Africa recently. The Home is registered with them as a cause and has established a donor partnership with them. From left: Alrika Hefers, manager resource development at SJH, Emily Pingleton (CAF America) and Gill Bates (CEO CAF Southern Africa). They toured the Home and were able to experience first-hand how their funding has been utilised. They also met with the director, Thea Patterson and board member Sister Annemarie Niehsen SAC.