Wheels galore at Spiders Web in aid of retinal blindness

2017-05-04 06:01

A request from Retina South Africa to help them raise funds has been taken up with the Spiders Web Pub, Workshop Crew MCC and the Uitenhage Lions Club.

Thus on Saturday the “Wheels 4 Sight 2017” will be held at Spiders Web Pub which is situated on the R333 Cuyler Manor Road. The fun will start at 09:00 with a mass ride for all attending at 11:00.

Bikes, trikes and exhibitions

According to Denis Murphy from the Uitenhage Lions Cub, it will be a jam packed family friendly affair which will include vintage cars, stalls, trikes (3 wheel bikes), motorcycles, rally cars, dance competition for kids, auction, raffle for hampers, lucky draws, lots of bar specials and of course helicopter rides and the bikers will be exhibiting their skills with performing donuts.

Food courts will be provided by the Uitenhage Lions Club.

Services provided by Retina South Africa East Cape branch include assisting visually impaired people who have a retinal disease and/or an associated blinding disease. Trained staff identifies symptoms that indicate a retinal eye disease, assist in sourcing an accurate diagnosis as well as referral and assistance for various treatment options. Where there is a permanent vision loss, assistance with vision rehabilitation is offered.

“All funds raised on Saturday’s event will be used to find genetic mistake causing retinal blindness in local families. Genetic results are the key that opens the door to participation in clinical trials and imminent therapies to treat retinal vision loss,” said Murphy.

All interested in supporting Retina South Africa achieve the aforementioned can contact Barend (Lion) on 084 571 4874, Gail (Spiders Web Pub) on 084 263 6988 and/or Skillie (Workshop Crew) on 082 558 6212.

Entry tickets are R30 (bikers incl. cloth badge), R20 (public excl cloth badge), free entry for kids under 12 with cloth badges available at R10.

Retina South Africa is a non-profit organisation with their Eastern Cape Branch situated at 14A Pickering Street, Newton Park, Port Elizabeth. Enquiries: 041 363 0164/082 788 2796.

Coin collection

All are invited to donate unwanted coins at the event with bins available at the entrance.

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