Wheelchair Wednesday hits 1 000

The SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign achieved one of its primary objectives when the 1 000th wheelchair was handed over to a deserving recipient on September 19. It was a day of landmarks at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, where SPAR Eastern Cape and the Association for Persons with […]

Accessible options at PE airport

Involvement with the SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign has seen Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) effect several changes to make the Port Elizabeth (PE) airport more accessible. Managed by the Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and supported by SPAR Eastern Cape, Wheelchair Wednesday encourages volunteers from businesses, the municipality and […]

More mobility thanks to a new wheelchair

A new wheelchair has opened doors for Zethu Soya from Wells Estate in Port Elizabeth. Employed as a seamstress at the Association for Persons with Physical Disabilities (APD), Soya spoke of her gratitude at receiving a wheelchair through the annual Spar Wheelchair Wednesday campaign. Born with polio, Soya was able […]

Wheelchair Wednesday spreads love

Throughout 2018, SPAR Eastern Cape ran its Wheelchair Wednesday campaign to create awareness around the challenges wheelchair users face. After seven year of success in Port Elizabeth, the campaign was extended to Jeffreys Bay and Uitenhage, with a handover in Jeffreys Bay in October 2018. Moreover, a school was involved […]

Wheelchair Wednesday donates 180 wheelchairs

The annual Wheelchair Wednesday campaign, sponsored by SPAR Eastern Cape, continues to make a massive impact on the lives of people with mobility impairments – and this year it raised funds for the purchase of 180 wheelchairs. The campaign, which is run in Nelson Mandela Bay by the Association for […]