Winner helps disabled

2017-10-04 06:03
Prize winner Solomon Tohlang (centre) with Pride Mkhwanazi (left) and Keanu Masakala, both representatives from Nestlé. Photo: Supplied

Prize winner Solomon Tohlang (centre) with Pride Mkhwanazi (left) and Keanu Masakala, both representatives from Nestlé. Photo: Supplied

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A competition winner has donated prize money to the Phelang Disability Home in Bloemfontein.

Solomon Tohlang from Stokvel Magazine donated R5 000 to this centre, which he chose as the charity organisation of his choice.

He had previously impressed the judges with his culinary skills in a cook-off held at Nestlé’s test kitchen, which had celebrated the return of Cremora’s original creamier, smoother taste.

Tohlang had also won a cellphone, which he also dona­ted to the centre.

“I have always loved the original Cremora taste and I’m so pleased that my winning dish, Cremora chicken pasta, will have a tangible impact on the lives of others. Whether it is the simple act of making someone a cup of coffee or donating to a charity, like I have, there is always a way to make someone’s day better.”

The Phelang Disability Home is a charity that provides day-care services for people aged one to 25 with cerebral palsy and other special needs, focusing on attentive child minding, physical therapy and personal development.

The home was registered in 2017 and currently has three staff members who look after nine children, all aged from four to nine years. As they grow, they hope to become known as a world-class facility for children with cerebral palsy based in a township.

Makgosi Motlolometsi, the founder of Phelang Disability Home, explains further.

“We are passionate about instilling a sense of worth in the children from a young age. We do this through providing a loving and nurturing environment for each child. Solomon’s kind donation will be used to buy beds to allow us to change the children comfortably and for them to sleep on. This will give them an important sense of comfort, as they are currently being changed on thin mattresses on the floor. We are grateful for this generosity.”

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