Over the past 16 years Game has donated 4980 wheel chairs valued at a total of just over R12million to disabled children all over South Africa.
The Game Wheelchair Project is run in consultation with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities South Africa (NCPPDSA). The NCPPDSA administers a national waiting list and identifies the recipients of the wheelchairs. Priority is given to children in disadvantaged communities whose access to education is hampered by the inability to move around freely.
Mark Turner – Game’s Marketing and Customer Director said, “The grim reality is that disabled children with limited mobility are hindered from becoming integrated and active participants of the communities in which they live. The Game Wheelchair Project is one of the ways that Game gives back to the communities in which it operates by granting disabled children the priceless ability to get on with their daily lives independently”.
This year, 8 children in Kwa-Zulu Natal, 15 children in Limpopo, 10 children in Gauteng, 4 children in the Western Cape, 16 children in the Free State, 9 children in the North West Province, 15 children in Mpumalanga, 2 children in the Northern Cape and 1 child in the Eastern Cape (a total of 80 children) have receive these life changing gifts which are a valued at a total of R 350 000.00
All of the wheelchairs are SABS approved and they are custom made according to the special needs of each child, thereby providing suitable support whilst also preventing further deterioration in posture.
“Through this donation, we aim to ensure that no child is denied a normal childhood and access to education due to disability”, said Turner.
The Game Wheelchair Project forms part of Game’s extensive Corporate Social Investment project.