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Cell C FUNdraised for Kindness

Friday, 12 May 2017

Cell C has helped The Angel Network undertake a number of acts of kindness in November thanks to its fundraising golf day.

Cell C partnered with the Angel Network (a voluntary organisation on social media, with a network of more than 20 000 members, facilitating and mobilising acts of kindness across the country) to help identify community needs and wishes. 

Those whose wishes have come true are:

  • Caleb, Mpho and Siphesihle have cerebral palsy while Tsepang suffers from spastic quadriplegia. They have all received electric motorised wheelchairs.
  • A special eye support system for Tshiriledzo.
  • Fitness equipment and boxing gear for Fight with Insight, which was started by two boxers Luke Lamprecht and Anton Gilmore, and which creates a safe place for inner city children in Johannesburg and uses boxing to teach them life skills.
  • A hearing aid for seven-year-old Katlego that will change her life.
  • Raising funds for Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW), a organisation renowned as the pioneer of community based primary animal healthcare in South Africa, which looks after more than 4 000 animals every month.
  • Life saving equipment for the Lambano Paediatric Sanctuary in Germiston, a care and hospice facility for children with life limiting and life-threatening illnesses.
  • The Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund which - in partnership with The Tomorrow Trust - supports beneficiaries from disadvantaged backgrounds to obtain formal qualifications.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

CELL C ACTS OF KINDNESS

As a proudly South African company, Cell C ascribes to the philosophy of compassion and kindness as the catalyst for real change.  To this end, Cell C has introduced a humanitarian initiative to respond as quickly as possible to crises being faced by communities, humans or animals. November 13, 2017 was World KindnessDay. During the month of November 2017, Cell C spread smiles by encouraging acts of kindness.

THE ANGEL NETWORK

The Angel Network is a voluntary organisation, run solely via the power of social media and is a registered NPO (181-947NPO). Its goal is to create a gateway for giving. Founded in November 2015, the Angel Network initially comprised a few members on a Facebook group. Today, it’s a network of more than 15 000 members, facilitating and mobilising acts of kindness by assisting over 50 charities across the country. In the past year, it has assisted with feeding, clothing, housing and educating 10 000 orphaned and vulnerable children. The Angel Network is not affiliated to any one charity, but rather offers assistance to established welfare organisations, whenever and wherever help is needed.

 

Issued by Nine Squared Communications of behalf of Cell C.

For more information contact Stephanie Weil on 084 999 8181 or email stephanie@ninesquared.co.za



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