Funeral parlour comes to family's rescue
CITY Funerals has offered a struggling family a funeral package to bury their daughter.
After Sowetan published the Campbell family's plight yesterday, City Funerals owner Tony Guinness and other people have come forward to help.
Dominic Rawlins, 29, of Randvaal near Walkerville, Johannesburg, died a week ago at Sebokeng Hospital in the Vaal Triangle.
Her parents Naomi and Archibald Campbell are unemployed. Since her death, the family has been trying to raise funds to bury their late daughter without success.
City Funerals, a funeral parlour known for burying celebrities and indigent families, said it will carry all the costs.
Guinness said he would offer the family a R9,000 burial package that includes a hearse, coffin and family car.
The funeral parlour would also move the body from the mortuary to the graveyard.
"I have decided to help the Campbell family because I feel they needed my intervention. I know it is very difficult for them because they are not working. They are one of many families that I meet every day in this business."
- Another person who opened his heart was Moses Moko Tlou of Mpumalanga, who donated R1,500 towards the burial costs.
Rawlins's mother said she was relieved that her daughter was going to get a proper burial at last.
"I appreciate all the help that we are getting from the people and Mr Guinness," the mother said.