Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church in Cambridge, Quinette le Roux Weitsz, visited the Rehab for Persons with Disabilities in Belgravia to hand over a cash donation to the value of R3,500 on behalf of the congregation on Wednesday July 27.
The money was raised during the church ’s bazaar held in May 2022. Le Roux Weitsz said the motivation to make a donation to the rehab came from a member of the church council who is also a blind board member at the rehab.
Le Roux Weitsz explains “we have a bunch of little bazaars during the year, and with each one we donate 10% to an organisation in the area.”
The rehab is a registered NGO that was formed in April 1997 when the former societies for the blind, mental health and physical disability were incorporated and jointly represented.
The Director of Rehab for Persons with Disabilities, Sanet Nel expressed gratitude towards the congregation, she said the donation wasn’t planned and it comes in very handy in covering maintenance costs of the office such as upgrading and painting. “We are a small NGO, we only get funded by government for the salaries, and anything else we need to fundraise.”
“Rehab would like to thank and appreciate Cambridge Dutch Reformed Church and the congregation at large, for their 10% of the proceeds from their June bazaar donated to our NGO. We appreciate this generous donation and support.”