Sewing club helps beautify trauma room at Norkem Park SAPS

SERGT Johanna Madiga, the social crime prevention unit coordinator at Norkem SAPS, in the police station's trauma room. Photograph: supplied

TSOHANG Basadi, Birchleigh Dutch Reformed Church’s sewing project, is assisting Norkem SAPS beautify its trauma room.

With the help of the women of the club, the police station’s trauma room will look more friendly and warm for victims of abuse.

“Norkem SAPS is reaching out to abused women and children and offers the services of Sgt Johanna Madiga, the social crime prevention unit co-ordinator at the police station. The sewing class offered to assist with the beautification of the room, including the manufacturing of consolation dolls,” Stefan Hough, chairperson of Birchleigh Community Forum, explained.

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The trauma room needs to be victim friendly and donations such a heater, small water dispenser, kettle, tea and coffee sachets, child friendly carpet, children’s DVDs, beanie bags, crayons, toys, teddy bears, dolls and toiletry bags will be much appreciated.

Donations can be delivered on Tuesday mornings from 10am to noon at Birchleigh Dutch Reformed Church’s hall on Olienhout Avenue in Birchleigh.

“We will take the donations to the police station.”

For more information, contact Hough on 011 972 1518.

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