Australian Aid Donation
After a visit from a representative from the Australian High Commission we were please to receive a donation of R 180 000 which enabled us to help eleven quadriplegics with motorized wheelchairs, ten from the Cape Province and one from the Eastern Cape.Read more
Fundraiser - Dinner Dance
Friday Evening, the 12th of April, the Rachel Swart Fund had its first Dinner Dance Fund Raiser. The main purpose of this event was to create awareness and to raise funds especially for maintenance and repairs for the motorized wheelchair that the Fund's clients depend on for mobility and independence.
The Dinner Dance was well supported with 120 guests. Richard Heath a quadriplegic member of the Fund's Committee, was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening, he along with Igsaan Hendricks another member of the Fund's Committee who is also a quadriplegic shared their stories of how Rachel Swart Fund had helped them with their first chairs and how they went on to become independent successful individuals.
A very big thank you to all who attended the fundraiser, and who made financial contributions. The final profit of the event was R18 000 which will help many of the Fund's existing client's with much needed repairs to their chairs. The Rachel Swart Fund has been helping people living with disabilities for over 50 years and the Fund hopes to be around for many more years with the support of the community.
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Donation from TOC-H 2012
Some months ago the Western Province’s three TocH branches were approached by Joy Taylor, the Manager of The Rachel Swart Fund (founded in 1960), for financial assistance in respect of providing a special device to be made available for Aphelele a learner at the Tembaletu School where there are some 60 physically disabled children, in wheelchairs.
An amount of R14000.00 was donated towards the cost of a custom made mechanical “Standing Frame”.
On Wednesday, 08th February 2012, the regional chairman, Mr Ralph Kelly, was accompanied by Joy Taylor, who officially handed over the device to the two dedicated physiotherapists, being Leilah, who has for the past three years travelled in and out from Wellington, and similarly Colleen travels from Pinelands.Read more
The 50th Anniversary Luncheon
On 13 October 2010, after much planning and deliberations, a wonderful celebratory luncheon, sponsored by the John Ellerman Foundation, was held at Kelvin Grove in Rondebosch.Read more
Wheels & Runners Race in Hermanus
The third “Wheels and Runners” race was held in Hermanus in May.Read more
Inmates build ramps for wheelchair bound
Mobility is a priority to a person using a wheelchair because it gives them access to the outside world and they feel like part of societyRead more
Provincial public transport policy for special needs passengers
The Provincial Government Western Cape acknowledges the public trans-port requirements of passengers with special needs.Read more
Disabled given a chance to work
About four million South Africans are living with disabilities, yet only a very small number are gainfully employed, according to re-search by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).Read more
Focus on: Multiple Sclerosis
Since Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a rare disease in South Africa, most people are not aware that MS is a disease affecting the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord.Read more
Change a life and save the planet - bread tags for wheelchairs
Mary Honeybun, who is the founder and organizer of the BREAD TAGS FOR WHEELCHAIRS, a charity organization with a difference, came to hear about a project through which “people collect the plastic tags at the top of bread bags to raise funds for charity projects”.Read more