Lions, pub and bikers help to ‘fight blindness’

2018-02-22 06:01

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A local pub, motorcycle club and social club will join hands in raising funds to assist Retina South Africa and help change the future for individuals and families living with vision loss.

The fundraiser, Wheels 4 Sight 2018, will be hosted on April 28th at Spiders Web Pub in conjunction with Workshop Crew MCC and the Uitenhage Lions Club.

“All funds raised will be used for research to try to find genetic mistakes that cause blindness,” said Lion Wayne Kilian from the Uitenhage Lions Club.

The event will provide an opportunity for members of Retina South Africa EC to share information and offer counselling services to people experiencing problems with loss of sight or to those who are visibly impaired.

It will be a jam-packed friendly family affair which will include vintage cars, stalls, trikes - 3 wheel bikes, motorcycles, rally cars, dance competition for children, auctions, raffle hampers, lucky draws, and lots of bar specials and of course helicopter rides.

“Visitors are also encouraged to donate unwanted coins at the event. Collection containers will be available at the entrance ... see you there!” said Lion Wayne Kilian.

The bikers will be exhibiting their skills by performing various biking tricks.

Food courts will be provided by the Uitenhage Lions Club and Luister!FM will provide the entertainment of the day. Spiders Web Pub is situated on the R333 Cuyler Manor Road and Wheels 4 Sight 2018 activities will commence at 09:00 with a mass ride at 11:00.

The public are invited to join in the festive activities and in this way also support Retina South Africa.

For more information about the day contact Lion Wayne Kilian on 074 370 0732, Gail (Spiders Web) on 062 097 1812 or Skillie (Workshop Crew) on 082 558 6212.

  • Entry tickets are R30/biker (including a cloth badge), R20 (for the public - excluding cloth badge) and free entry for kids under 12 years. Cloth badges will be available at R10 each.- HEILIE COMBRINCK

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