Ama Wheelies last night 7 February 2010 at 12:35am got some great coverage on 702 Talk radio and 567 Cape Talk. The overnight show hosted by David Donde introduced Simon Botes the Ama Wheelies social media guy and Barry Botes the founding member and project leader of Ama Wheelies. Audio clip coming soon..
Update: 702 and 567 Cape Talk don’t have a recording available. Oops maybe next time..
We chatted about our exciting project and pushed to create awarness for Quadriplegics living not only in Mpumalanga but also throughout South Africa.
Even though this was a late night, early morning show I am happy to report that within a few minutes from the show going live we had received an email from a community member trying to find suitable accommodation for a paraplegic living in the Eastern Cape. This shows just how huge the need is for such accommodation not only in Mpumalanga but also in all the other provinces. We will be sure to point our Eastern Cape friend in the right direction so he can also be empowered to live a ‘normal’ life.
“For those who may have missed the news, Ama Wheelies is a very exciting project. The self help centre for Quadriplegics in Thaba Chweu (Lydenberg) will cater for all the diverse national groups found in South Africa and will not only be a home for the disabled and wheelchair bound quadriplegics, it will also offer them the chance to once again be self sustaining. There is still space to accommodate more people. Barry and Simon Botes spoke to David about the project and encouraged people to support their Golf Day fund-raiser at Glen Vista Golf Club on 9 March. More information and contact details can be found on the website.”