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    Sandton Convention Centre supports women in wheelchairs

    In celebration of women’s month and in honour of women who are wheelchair bound, 500 wheelchairs were handed over to disadvantaged women with disabilities at Sandton Convention Centre on 28 August. Organiser PPLight had sourced funds and support from corporates to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged and disabled women and Sandton Convention Centre was the venue sponsor.


    The inspirational event was attended by hundreds of people celebrating women with disabilities, specifically those who were wheelchair bound. “We are proud to have been able to be a part of this excellent initiative; it is always rewarding to give a helping hand to those in need and see the smiles on their faces. These wheelchairs will provide mobility, independence and integration opportunities for people who have impaired mobility,” says Mati Nyazema, Executive Director of Sandton Convention Centre. For the celebration, the women were also treated to entertainment, refreshments, and massages.

    Kabelo Mosito, Communications Director of PPLight says, “We believe in empowering women, building relationships and improving lives. We approached a few centres for women with disabilities who needed wheelchairs, as well as corporates to partner with us in making a difference and providing funds for wheelchairs. We were able to buy 500 wheelchairs to give away.”

    Women from Itireleng Centre in the West Rand, Tokologo Disability Centre in Soweto, and Sithandiwe Disabled Chair Centre in Alexandra were among eight centres that sent selected individuals who were in need of wheelchairs to the event. The public at large also assisted PPLight by drawing their attention to individuals who needed urgent assistance. 74-year-old Jacobeth Morake from Alexandra said that she was happy and honoured to be a part of the women’s day celebration – and more particularly that she was the recipient of a brand new wheel chair that would make a big difference to her life.

    Adds Nyazema,“This event exemplified the best of corporate South Africa in community and humanity. We trust that the 500 recipients who received new wheelchairs will be able to accomplish more in their lives – because of who they are and because of the gift of a wheelchair.

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