There is a lot of negativity as the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and lockdown wreaks havoc. Fortunately, there are still projects that bring happiness and hope.
With the very generous help of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), Glenwood Prep School, Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church, Clicks Kingsburgh and Bread Tags for Wheelchair projects, another donation was made to CANSA so their patients can get to their much needed treatments.
CANSA has been a leader in the fight against cancer in South Africa since 1931. They are committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help and the emotional support patients need in the communities where they live.
CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research. The scientific findings and knowledge gained from their research are used to realign their health campaigns (focussing on lowering of cancer risk) and patient support programmes while strengthening their watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.
The Bread Tags for Wheelchairs celebrated handing over their 800th wheelchair at the beginning of the year. It takes 200 kg of bread tags or 450 kg of bottle tops to bring in enough money to buy one basic wheelchair (around R2 000). There are too many tops to mention, but some that can be recycled include:
- Plastic cold drinks bottle tops;
- Long-life and fresh milk bottle tops;
- Stay soft bottle tops;
- Plastic bottled water tops;
- Cooking oil tops;
- Mayonnaise bottle tops.
Tops that do not meet the requirement are typically tops lined with cardboard or feel very flimsy, such as coffee cup lids, butter tub lids, pill canister lids and Powerade lids.
CANSA is incredibly grateful to Bread Tags for Wheelchairs, QASA, Glenwood Prep School, Our Lady Fatima Catholic Church and Clicks Kingsburgh’s donations and support. The project also reinforces the power of people working together is enormous.
If you would like to hear more or have the Bread Tags for Wheelchairs’ ambassador speak to your organisation, contact QASA at email@example.com and 031 767 0348 or Sue Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org and 083 261 2744.