Project of hope boosted

2019-03-05 06:00
The Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled recently received a donation from Felicia Weitz (left). With her is CEO Wilfried Diedricks and Fatima Martin.

The Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled recently received a donation from Felicia Weitz (left). With her is CEO Wilfried Diedricks and Fatima Martin.

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The Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled (APD) received a boost in their annual “Buckets of Hope” project.

Vanguard Estate’s Felicia Weitz responded to a notice in People’s Post in December last year where non-perishable food was requested (“Non-perishable donations needed”, People’s Post, 4 December).

What makes the donation unique is Weitz herself is faced with her own personal challenges after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

She was generously assisted by her husband and parishioners of her church, The Holy Nativity of Vanguard Estate.

“Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled salute Mrs Weitz for her strength, courage and especially her unselfish attitude and kindness. We trust that Mrs Weitz recover completely from her illness. We are extremely grateful for her support to people with disabilities,” says social worker at Cape Town APD, Fatima Martin.

Wilfried Diedricks, CEO of the Cape Town APD, echoed Martin’s sentiments, saying that Weitz’ donation was humbling.

“One does not expect a person, who herself is experiencing huge challenges in her life to still assist others. This type of occasion is very rare. Mrs Weitz’ contribution couldn’t have come at a better time since we are down on the targeted donations for this year. It makes her donation all the more special,” says Diedricks.

The “Buckets of Hope” campaign helps the most vulnerable of people in the community as well as people with disabilities, since they are already disadvantaged by the mere fact that they have a disability.

“It is almost always the reason for them being destitute as well. To be able to go to such a client of ours and hand over some food at a time when they didn’t know where their next meal was coming from, makes our work so satisfying. We are wishing Mrs Weitz a speedy recovery from her illness and hoping for complete healing.

The Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled (APD) received a boost in their annual “Buckets of Hope” project.

Vanguard Estate’s Felicia Weitz responded to a notice in People’s Post in December last year where non-perishable food was requested (“Non-perishable donations needed”, People’s Post, 4 December).

What makes the donation unique is Weitz herself is faced with her own personal challenges after being diagnosed with stage four lung cancer.

She was generously assisted by her husband and parishioners of her church, The Holy Nativity of Vanguard Estate.

“Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled salute Mrs Weitz for her strength, courage and especially her unselfish attitude and kindness. We trust that Mrs Weitz recover completely from her illness. We are extremely grateful for her support to people with disabilities,” says social worker at Cape Town APD, Fatima Martin.

Wilfried Diedricks, CEO of the Cape Town APD, echoed Martin’s sentiments, saying that Weitz’ donation was humbling.

“One does not expect a person, who herself is experiencing huge challenges in her life to still assist others. This type of occasion is very rare. Mrs Weitz’ contribution couldn’t have come at a better time since we are down on the targeted donations for this year. It makes her donation all the more special,” says Diedricks.

The “Buckets of Hope” campaign helps the most vulnerable of people in the community as well as people with disabilities, since they are already disadvantaged by the mere fact that they have a disability.

“It is almost always the reason for them being destitute as well. To be able to go to such a client of ours and hand over some food at a time when they didn’t know where their next meal was coming from, makes our work so satisfying. We are wishing Mrs Weitz a speedy recovery from her illness and hoping for complete healing.

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