Sweethearts Foundation and ACSA host wheelchair handover

2018-04-25 06:02
Back row from left are, Yvonne Pearce (Sweethearts Foundation), Liz Mostert (ACSA), Kathleen Soper (Sweethearts Foundation), Anthony Groom (ACSA), Thandi Kwandla (ACSA) and Ashley Nel (Sweethearts Foundation). Front row, from left, are Gabi van Rooyen, Nombulelo Duma, Danyaal Houlie and Imange Mtola.               Photo:KEEGAN VAN ZYL

Back row from left are, Yvonne Pearce (Sweethearts Foundation), Liz Mostert (ACSA), Kathleen Soper (Sweethearts Foundation), Anthony Groom (ACSA), Thandi Kwandla (ACSA) and Ashley Nel (Sweethearts Foundation). Front row, from left, are Gabi van Rooyen, Nombulelo Duma, Danyaal Houlie and Imange Mtola. Photo:KEEGAN VAN ZYL

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THE Sweethearts Foundation, together with The Airports Company of South Africa, recently hosted a wheelchair handover ceremony at Rhubarb and Lime Café, during which four specialised wheelchairs were handed over to four deserving beneficiaries.

The Sweethearts Foundation, a 100% non-profit organisation, collects plastic bottle tops and bread tags, recycles them and then uses the proceeds to purchase wheelchairs for those in need.

The Airports Company of South Africa generously donated over R60 000 towards purchasing these much-needed wheelchairs.

According to Ashley Nel, marketing director of The Sweethearts Foundation, the generous donation by ACSA really assisted the foundation in providing the wheelchairs.

“Without the contribution of ACSA, the beneficiaries would’ve waited a very long time to receive their wheelchairs,” Nel said.

While 450kg of bottle tops or 50kg of bread tags provides enough funding for a standard wheelchair, the wheelchairs handed over to the beneficiaries at this ceremony were specialised to each beneficiary, as children require wheelchairs which will not stunt their growth.

Anyone can be a sweetheart, all you need to do is collect #Tops&Tags and drop them off at your nearest collection point. Rhubarb and Lime Café, in St Georges Park, is one of the foundation’s honorary collection points in Port Elizabeth and has been an avid supporter of the foundation since 2013.

Together with the help of sweethearts both nationally and internationally and corporates like ACSA,

The Sweethearts Foundation has handed over 260 wheelchairs since February 2013.

Visit www.sweetheartsfoundation.org or email sweethearts@ sweetheartsfoundation.org for more information to find a collection point or make a donation which could help change the life of one or more beneficiaries. – REPORTER

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