The Anns of the Rotary Club of Pietersburg 100 heeded the call by the Association for Persons with Disability (APD) Limpopo for donations of disposable nappies during the APD’s Nappy Run from 2 November to 3 December.
Marlene Wilson and Yvonne Joubert, representing the Anns, handed over disposable nappies to a group of mothers from Seshego who have children with disabilities, at the APD Limpopo offices in Polokwane on Friday. According to Wilson, the disposable nappies were supplied by Vital. “We try to help wherever we can locally and any donations are always welcome,” Wilson said.
Brian Tigere, social worker at APD Limpopo expressed his delight at the donation. He said there are many more parents and carers in Polokwane and the rest of the province who will benefit immensely from the Nappy Run.
Speaking on behalf of the mothers from Seshego, Sandra Moyo, whose 16-year-old son was born with severe cerebral palsy, said they are a group of six mothers who meet regularly at one of their homes in Seshego. She said some of them work, and the mothers who do not work then take care of the working mothers’ disabled children. “But it is really tough. What we really need is to have a daycare centre for our disabled children to see to their day to day needs,” she said adding that anyone who can assist them in this regard can contact her at 072 843 0462.
To make any donations to the Anns, contact Wilson at 082 456 3086 or Joubert at 083 527 6606.
Nappy donations can be taken to the APD Limpopo offices at 1 Pafuri Avenue, Penina Park, Polokwane. To make arrangements or for further information contact Tigere or APD Limpopo fundraiser, Margaret Malatji on 015 291 1787 or send an email to [email protected] or [email protected]
People can also visit APD Limpopo’s website at www.apdlimpopo.co.za or Facebook page APD Limpopo.
Story and photo: KAREN VENTER