We are calling on all participants in the IMPI Challenge to donate their running shoes for this project. A local beneficiary is identified in each region and the shoes are handed out to underprivileged individuals, who cannot afford their own.
National Sea Rescue Institute
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is the charity that saves lives on South African waters.
Sea Rescue is our reactive service, run by over 1 000 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year, to respond to people in trouble – those who are at risk of death by drowning. There are 31 coastal and four inland rescue bases, a fleet of 83 rescue craft, 28 vehicles and we have access to a range of helicopters. We enjoy a good working relationship with other emergency services and we believe that it is through team effort that lives are saved.
The WaterWise Academy is the educational initiative of the NSRI, with a vision to proactively prevent drowning tragedies. Our primary focus is on children under the age of 15 from underprivileged communities, since they are most at risk of drowning.
Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R100m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R300m a year
We invite YOU to be CANSA Active – you can receive health benefits, while having fun and being an activist, promoting ways to reduce cancer risk in YOUR community.
Says CANSA Active activist, Keagan Botha, “We all need to work to create awareness of how to manage living with cancer and to give Survivors the best chance against the disease. We are all activists, if you think about it. When you have an opinion and are sharing knowledge – that is activism….every little bit that you can do to raise awareness is important.”
Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 82 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa.
Since its inception in 1976 Woodside has worked diligently towards building a home of safety and security for its residents, all of whom require specialized care and who are unable to remain within their family units.
Woodside also fosters children who are wards of the court – these are children who have been neglected or abandoned by their families.
Our main aim is to provide holistic care and stimulation to our profoundly multi-disabled residents and offer hope and help to discouraged families. We also aim to equip our Centre with the necessary materials and equipment which will enable our staff to operate at a high level of professionalism in all spheres of the services we offer to our residents.
Woodside is a place of encouragement, inspiration and constant training for its dedicated staff. With continuous training the staff will be able to provide up-to-date care and stimulation to our residents.
The service levels at Woodside are of a very high standard and comprise of a professional administration under the guidance of a general manager, a professional nursing sister and qualified staff nurses, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a fundraising and public relations department.
Prochorus Community Development
Prochorus Community Development exists for the promotion of social development and advancement on both a community and an individual level. Our primary focus is to redress the social imbalances in society and secondly, to meet the needs and concerns of the local community. Prochorus Community Development is committed to the development of all communities with respect to their diverse specific needs.