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Azaria Sewing

Azaria consists of 2 facets. Skills training and job creation opportunities. Azaria skills training provides holistic training to those seeking an opportunity to escape cycles of vulnerability. Azaria Sewing is a manufacturing unit that provides employment to empowered women who graduated to ambassadors of change. Located in George our manufacturing unit is able to supply according to your custom needs. We make bags, curtains, clothing, uniforms table and bed linens as well as repair work. When you support our business you support the transformation of local communities.

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Azaria Sewing

Groenkloof Retirement Village

An enthusiastic group of women at Groenkloof Retirement Village in George are on a mission to help provide a large supply of cloth masks for the George Regional Hospital.

"Any volunteer who has a sewing machine and cloth is welcome to start sewing. The masks are for patients and visitors. The staff also need masks when they go out in public to shop, as they cannot use official equipment for this purpose," says Desiree van der Vyver, occupational therapist at the hospital who is coordinating the project.
The masks must be sewed according to the pattern and guidelines provided by the health department.

Groenkloof resident Cheryl van Zyl, who is overseeing the mask-making, says 25 women have joined the effort. "They work with the fabric they have at home, but we welcome donations. A gentleman from Earls Court dropped off a boot full of fabric for which we are so grateful."

Amanda Barnard used to make T-shirt dresses for abused girls at shelters and took that up again last week. "When the urgent request for masks came through, I decided to rather offer my help with that for now."
She makes a mask in just 20 minutes.

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Cheryll van Zyl
044-810-0346 / 083-301-7778

Blaze Innovate

Blazing away at the head Marketing and Design for the George Hospital Trust is Beryl Bronkhorst van Rhyn and her team of diverse creatives with a remarkable passion for design. Beryl oversees the brand communication and execution of the website, social media and public relations marketing strategies for the George Hospital Trust and it’s projects.

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For marketing related inquiries and opportunities to work with the George Hospital Trust and the #masksforgeorge project contact Beryl at
bbranded@beryl.co.za or 076-346-8484

George Herald

George Herald is the proud media partner of the #masksforGeorge initiative driven by the George Hospital Trust. Please support #masksforgeorge in any way you can. The George Herald editorial team and other staff members are working all out to bring you the latest news and community stories as they unfold.

Please visit www.georgeherald.com and like our Facebook page.
The paper appears every Thursday – jam packed with serious and fun things to read and do.


George Hospital received a donation of condemned linen from Fancourt. Duvets, sheets and pillow cases have been used to manufacture hospital scrubs and shoe covers to supplement the hospital’s supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for hospital staff.


Pillow cases will also be used to sew cloth masks as part of the #masks4george project. Furthermore Fancourt donated a stretch tent (including insurance and structural engineer certification) for George Hospital's VTU waiting area for next 6 month.


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