On behalf of the Siphokazi Ginya and Paarl School I want to express our deepest gratitude for the donation of the above mentioned wheelchair.
Siphokazi is delighted to have this new wheelchair. She is very comfortably seated and this allows her to drive independently. Is also enables her to praticipate in class and hostel activities.
Thank you once again for the generous donation of thie much needed device.
It’s me, Christopher Swartbooi. I thought I must write this letter to thank you.
Thank you very much for the wheelchair that you gave to me, can’t find the right words to thank you.
To tell the truth, you saved me. Before, I couldn’t do anything, I had to ask someone to help me to do things and I had to pay that person for helping me.
Now I can do things on my own, I don’t have to ask anyone to help.
My dearest Sir and Madam, Thanks a lot.
APD Cape Town submitted and application for a Pressure Care Mattress on behalf on one of their clients, Lita Velem, a quadriplegic after a spinal cord injury.
The Rachel Swart Fund came to his rescue. The mattress was bought for him.
Thank you letter - Merewent Cheshire Home
Thank you most sincerely for the donation of 5 wheelchairs for our residents.
The Rachel Swart Fund has been very supportive over the years towards our disabled Home.
We are a Home for disabled persons and currently have 34 disabled residents, however we can accomodate up to 40 residents. Our Home provides each resident with medical care daily laundry, bathing, toiletting, hospital visits, meals and total care. Therefore we have a need in all aspects as our daily expenses are high following the recession and our country's economic state.
Donations and sponsors are always welcome and I can assure you whatever is given will be put to good use. Gestures of this nature are far and few between and we are therefore proud to have you as our hounoured Cheshire friend.
Once again, thank you and we trust that we have your continued support.
Yours in Community Upliftment,
Fred van Deventer
We received an application from Louise van Deventer for her son Fred in 2010. Fred is a young man with severe cerebral palsy. His mother has an amazing love for her son and determination to give him the very best in life. Fred lives in Cara Caritas Home for Disabled. In one of her letters to us she explained her situation -"I am not a single mother by choice, my husband was a good man and father; he worked as a flight electrician and died in an aeroplane accident over Angola in 1995. My son comes home one weekend a month as this is the only time I can get someone to come help lift and carry him. I'm a small women and I cannot and will not put him in danger of falling or getting hurt due to my inefficient strength. It breaks my heart, but I have found a good home for him."Read more
Clearly Estate Cheshire Home
Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude on behalf of Nozangoku Maphini and Viwe Marinana on receiving wheelchairs.Read more
Thank you on behalf of: Linam Rasmeni and Tristan Jacobs
Both children has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. They attend the CP Clinic at Red Cross Hospital for regular check-ups. The therapist at the clinic approached the Rachel Swart Fund for assistance with rollators for these two children because they were desperate to walk. Both children, Linam (5) and Tristan (4) received rollators from the Fund soon after applications and motivation letters were submitted.Read more
My sincere thanks to you and your Foundation for sponsoring me a motorised wheelchair. I accepted your kind offer with a deep sense of gratitude.Read more
God se rykste seëninge aan almal by die "The Rachel Swart Fund" en dat julle nog baie mense gaan help soos ek in hierdie jaar.Read more
Binila from Durban
Thank you so much for considering my application and agreeing to assist me with the much needed funds to purchase a new power chair.Read more
Marilyn in Guguletu
Greetings to you all. I would like to express my warm appreciation for the assistance I received from you. May you be blessed and continue to assist and reach out to those who would need your helping hand in the work that you do. Much appreciation and many thanks
Maurice in Pinetown
Further to my application letter, I would advise that the wheelchair was delivered on the 11th of September 2008. I would like to express my deep appreciation to the Rachel Swart Fund for generously agreeing to sponsor this wheelchair for me, it has eased a great financial burden.
Nonpumelelo writes ...
There are some times when I still cannot believe that I am actually sitting in a motorised wheelchair and that I am in control of where I go and when I go.Read more
Paarlskool Physiotherapy Department
We are always humbled and amazed by the pleasure the boys find in being able to make more of their own choices and in the freedom of being independently mobile.Read more
Senior Specialist, Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Unit, UCT
Vuyo never stops smiling, whizzes around the ward like an F1 driver, attends the hospital school and is an absolute delight to have around.Read more
Community Rehabilitation Project, University of the Western Cape
You have made it possible for her to come to our little workshop daily, and she is now earning a few extra rand in the month.Read more
Rector, St Saviour's Church, Claremont
Please accept my sincerest thanks and appreciation for the very friendly and professional manner in which you assisted me in acquiring a wheelchair for Mr Samson Kilobit, a member of our Church. From the moment you took my first call until the order was placed, I sensed your keen interest and real dedication towards meeting the need of a fellow human being.
Jay and Ricky, Chatsworth
You have enhanced our lives tremendously in enabling us to achieve independence and empowering us.Read more
Ethel in Manenburg
The wheelchair that you gave me really changed my life and made me a person who is independent and confident about herself.
Debbie in Polokwane
I see myself as extremely privileged - the wheelchair has already made such a difference in my life just in the past week that I have had it. A whole new world has opened up for me. It is hard to imagine how I managed before.
Msa in Port Elizabeth
'I was totally speechless as it was the biggest surprise I have ever had in my life. What was most surprising is that it was from someone I did not even know. You must be very special, considering me for such a gift. If it was possible, I would have jumped out of my old chair from joy and surprise.'
Esau in Bloemfontein
My life was completely changed after you gave me the electric wheelchair. I managed to get work at the Department of Labour, Provincial Office. In the past, I was unable to compete in the open labour market because I was immobile.'