Randburg CPF gets ready to kick-start its trauma centre with generous donation – Sandton Chronicle

Daryl Currie is grateful to Standard Bank's Fransico Khoza for the donation. Photo: Chante' Ho Hip

The power of community and giving back came together to improve Randburg Police Stations trauma centre. Standard Bank has donated 50 comfort packs for victims of rape and 30 parcels for children who may have been a victim of abuse, to the Randburg Community Policing Forum (CPF).

According to CPF chair Daryl Currie, the forum together with the police station, who serve many Sandton suburbs, are just about to reopen the trauma centre and a donation such as this provides the great jump-start that it needed.

It warms our hearts even further to know that it is community helping community, helping the bigger picture, for that we are forever grateful.

Standard Banks Fransico Khoza commemorates the donation with CPF chair Daryl Currie. Photo: Chante Ho Hip

He added that in many cases, people often shy away from acknowledging or donating to matters such as this due to the fact that it does not affect them in their personal capacity, which is why it is important for the community to come together with the forum. We as the CPF dedicate our time to helping the community as far as we possibility can, he said.

The trauma centre has a number of rooms aimed to calm victims and give them a safe space. Photo: Chante Ho Hip

According to the CPFs Kerry Wetton, who heads up the trauma centre at the station, the donation will provide the centre with great assistance as it prepares to welcome concerned and vulnerable members of the community. The packs will be kept here for the victims, when they come to the station. She added that the trauma centre will also be prepared to provide counselling to victims through its victim empowerment centre.

Randburg CPF chair Daryl Currie hopes that the care packs will make a significant difference at the trauma centre. Photo: Chante Ho Hip

[There is also] a child-friendly room whereby children who may be victims of trauma or abuse can come in and get the support that they need, Wetton said. The comfort packs include a number of items that can product support to the victim, this includes toiletry products, sanitary wear, and a teddy bear. The child packs also include snacks, colouring books, and vernacular storybooks. Wetton added that the trauma centre had not been in commission for a while now, due to circumstances unrelated to Covid-19, but the CPF hope to have it up and running again in no time.

Daryl Currie is grateful to Standard Banks Fransico Khoza for the donation. Photo: Chante Ho Hip

The trauma centre itself it prepared and we have a couple of councillors but we are still looking for a few more volunteers.

Details: Randburg Police Station 011 449 9110.

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