From 28 September 2017 to 10 October 2017 a group of 19 runners from the Western Cape in South Africa will be touring Denmark and Sweden. These dedicated athletes will take part in the Hans Christian Andersen Marathon in Odense and the Skogsmaran in Gothenburg, Sweden.The main focus of the group during this tour is to raise funds for the care of Deaf adults with multiple disabilities at the National Institute for the Deaf (NID) in Worcester.
Their beneficiaries include persons with hearing impairment as well as physical, mental or visual disabilities. Services offered by NID are: Private post-school training to Deaf youth through programs aimed at career paths & employability which is demonstrated in our Business Training units. Care provided to multi-disabled adults and elderly Deaf. Integrated Support Services offering support services on campus as well as the broader Deaf community through a systemic, holistic approach that focuses on removing barriers to access and participation as well as supporting sustainable integration into community life.
The athletes have been training hard for months to be fit and ready for the marathons. This is the 5th time that they take part in marathons in Europe to raise funds and awareness for the advantage of these people who are in desperate need of support.
We herewith invite and request you to support this initiative of raising funds by asking you to donate an amount towards this worthy cause. In doing so, you will directly contribute to the care of these vulnerable people.
This can be done in different ways by using this link provided for a safe donation from anywhere in the world: https://www.givengain.com/cause/1144/campaigns/17741/
OR alternatively by internet banking with the following details:
Account Name: National Institute for the Deaf
Account Number: 9118452209
Bank: ABSA Bank
Swift Code: ABSAZAJJ OR Branch Code: 632 005
Reference: MT (Name and Surname or Company name)
The annual NID Cycle Telethon fundraising project kicked off from Friday 25 to Saturday 26 Augustus 2017!
4 teams of 9 Deaf cyclists each cycled for 24 hours from Friday 14:00 to Saturday 14:00 on exercise bicycles in the Mountain Mill Mall Worcester. The teams competed against each other to cycle the furthest distance in the 24 hours. The 4 teams cycled a distance of 3 427.6 km in total.
Donors, partners and friends from across South Africa were phoned during the project and asked to pledge a contribution towards the project. The aim of the project is to raise funds for multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID.
You can still help make a difference! To make your contribution, sms/WhatsApp your name, surname and pledge to 082 947 8846 or email your pledge to email@example.com. Challenge a friend, family member or colleague to do the same – you can send their contact details to us and we will call them with your challenge.
Together we can help make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID.