We were first introduced to Avril at an Early Childhood Development meeting in the 1980s. She had always been involved in community-based projects, organisations and initiatives. She joined Ikamva Labantu and invested her energy in helping the visually impaired, and spearheaded programmes and initiatives that brought relief and value to their cause. Avril believed in a holistic approach and she introduced aromatherapy to the organisation. It is because of her that, to this day, we have an aromatherapist who works with our seniors. A deeply spiritual woman, Avril never once looked for personal credit and contributed greatly to the lives of many visually impaired people of South Africa.