STATEMENT BY ROTARY CLUB OF HIBISCUS COAST:
A very observant Rotarian, George Henderson from Rotary Club of Hibiscus Coast, read a social media post from Naren Sunker, a fellow South Coaster.
The post was about a man and his rickety wheelchair and his daily struggle of getting around from his shack in Masinenge to Uvongo where he begs for hand-outs.
Sizwe depends on his brother Zweli to push him around, manoeuvring potholes and broken bottles on an old rusty wheelchair.
He is physically challenged and even depends on others to answer his phone. The members immediately came to the rescue with a brand new wheelchair for Sizwe.
George and fellow Rotarian Johnny de Wet were able to hand it over it to Sizwe and his brother as well as a blanket each, which were from a donation to Rotary by ABSA, Shelly Beach branch, as part of their 67 Blankets project.
Rotarians globally depend on fundraisers and donation to be able to help local communities.
The Rotary Club of Hibiscus Coast mainly generate funds from the Uvongo Flea Market, annual Rotary Margate Golf Day and Grandparents Walk.
Due to Covid-19, both the Golf Day and Grandparents Walk had to be postponed until further notice but we are happy to say that the Uvongo Flea Market is open every Saturday from 08:00 – 13:00.
Money generated from these fundraisers goes towards improving the lives of others like Sizwe.