The successful Quads for Quads initiative had its second run last year when a group of over 150 quad bike riders rode from Johannesburg to Durban and then back again to Johannesburg to raise funds and awareness for QASA. The riders finished their marathon ride at Carnival City where Minister Dr. Essop Pahad was on hand to welcome them. The event, organised by Glenn Foley of Family Adventures, raised over R230 000 for QASA. The next Quads for Quads event will run from Durban to Johannesburg between 28 September and 1 October this year.
The Rotary Club of Kloof has donated a beach wheelchair to QASA for deployment at Durban’s beachfront. This unique wheelchair will allow wheelchair users easy access onto the beach and the opportunity to fl oat on the water at leisure!
Come and enjoy this new facility at Durban’s beachfront as the wheelchair will be managed by the Durban Beach Recreation office and can be drawn from the office on demand. QASA plans to extend this service to other beachfront holiday destination. Enquiries to QASA office 031 7670352. This product is available from Free Lift
During the holiday season MEC of Transport KZN Bheki Cele and the Minister of Transport Jeff Radebe handed over a wheelchair to a disabled person at Van Reenen’s Pass. At the handover Minister Radebe showed his support for QASA by undertaking to wear the Stand Tall band.
On 8 April from 9am to 2pm the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) will host the SABAT Wheelchair Derby at Killarney Race Track.
There are six race categories for quads and paras as well as other fun activities including craft stalls, exhibits of products for the disabled, entertainment for children and a tuck shop. Gate entry is free and for any further information you may require please don’t hesitate in contacting either Anthony Ghillino on 021 976-4669 or 084 823 0695 or EsmÃ¨ Kleinschmidt on 021 975-6078 or 083 744 1946.