Will we ever know the impact of our small acts of kindness?

At CN&CO, we believe that acts of kindness ripple through the world. Today, we are humbled to share the heartwarming gratitude we’ve received from Malachi Place of Safety, an orphanage we support in Cape Town. 

This message serves as a reminder that the true impact of a kind gesture might forever remain beyond our comprehension.

For years, Blake Dyason, a CN&CO shareholder, has been intimately involved with Malachi Place of Safety. He helps organise the annual Christmas party for nearly 90 children who have found solace at Malachi, and organises regular fundraisers to sustain the dreams and hopes of these young kids.

The kindness extends to CN&CO clients, partners, and friends who have generously contributed over the years. A special thank you is owed to Tracy Feakes and Candice McLachlan, who have donated for years, and to our friends at Leppard Underwriting Managers, who sponsor the salary for Bella, who helps the home’s founder Audrey Brummer, and to the FIA’s Tygerberg branch for making a generous donation, not their first donation to Malachi Place of Safety.

Malachi Place of Safety stands as a testament to the boundless potential that is unlocked when children are nurtured with unconditional love and presented with opportunities to thrive. 

Blake shares an example of this. He recently stood at the sidelines, cheering on Leeandre – the eldest resident of the home – during his school’s U16 rugby game. This inspiring young individual has now secured a coveted spot in his school’s A-Team for the forthcoming 7’s tournament.

We asked Audrey and her husband Ruan how businesses could contribute to their cause. They highlighted the need for monthly donations to maintain the home’s sustainability. The rising costs of essentials like food, fuel, and electricity has increased the monthly overheads.

In addition, the current Kombi that serves the home is nearing the end of its journey. Plans are already in motion to acquire a new one by 2024, but a helping hand in the form of funds or sponsorship would go a long way.

Lastly, donating baby essentials – from nappies and blankets to old cots. Unused items find new purpose in assembling newborn hampers for teen and single moms from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is a gift that keeps on giving. 

If you want to be part of their journey, connect with Audrey here

Blake brings a lot of energy, passion and heart into everything he does. He is extremely passionate about our country, it’s people and the environment. He is based in Cape Town and is happiest when he is running around exploring the beauty of the mountains.