The Carel Du Toit Centre for children who are hearing impaired were the beneficiaries of the annual Algoa FM Charity Golf Day.
The funds were utilised to in building a jungle gym and upgrading the centre’s the wireless FM system.
Having a new jungle gym will help with the holistic preparation of the children for mainstream schooling.
Climbing helps children learn how to solve problems and also exercises the memory because they need to remember certain grips and the location of hand and foot holds.
“We have children from previously disadvantaged communities who don’t only need assistance with their hearing aids, but also with getting a meals and clothes,” said Carel Du Toit Centre principal Paula Kumm.
“We recently had a fundraising event where we hosted Miss Deaf South Africa Lethiwe Ntaka and managed to raise R5,000. In an another event we had a few weeks ago, we raised R23,000 which will make a huge difference for the centre.
“We would like to thank Algoa FM for choosing us as their beneficiaries, and for spreading much-needed awareness about about the Carel Du Toit Centre,” Kumm said.
“It is thanks to the wonderful support our annual charity golf day receives from golfers of all walks of life that we are able to support this one-of-a-kind centre in our Border broadcast region,” said Algoa FM marketing manager Toinette Koumpan.