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School children now mobile thanks to Cell C Kindness

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Forest Town, Johannesburg, February 7, 2018: The lives of five Johannesburg children have been changed positively thanks to Cell C's ongoing Acts of Kindness campaign.

Miss South Africa, Adè van Heerden, was at the Forest Town School today to hand over four electric motorised wheelchairs and an innovative computer eye-support system, donated by Cell C.

The wheelchair recipients were Caleb, Mpho and Siphesihle who all have cerebral palsy while Tsepang suffers from spastic quadriplegia. Tsireledzo will now be able to use his eyes as a navigating tool thanks to the Eye Gaze system.

The money for the specialist equipment was raised at a Cell C CEO Golf Day Benefit and Comedy Fundraiser held in association with the Angel Network last year.

Says Suzette van der Merwe, Managing Executive of Cell C CSI: “Our Kindness campaign reaches out across all communities with meaningful gestures. We believe that these children's lives will be immeasurably improved thanks to this sophisticated equipment which will give them more mobility. We want to thank those who donated so generously at our Golf Day Benefit last year for making this donation possible."

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. Every month, Cell C is spreading smiles by encouraging acts of kindness. An act of kindness is a gesture of goodwill towards someone or something. It doesn’t have to cost anything or much; what's important is that it's an act of expressing genuine care for another person or living being. It’s contagious and an opportunity for people to work together, create positive energy and inspire hope.

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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