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Jacaranda FM winners: Day 1

Ama Wheelies in collaboration with Spar are happy to announce the winners of our Jacaranda FM Fax2Email contest for Day 1.

Winners for 09/04/2012 are:

  1. Delene Sheasby of Skills Resource Group
  2. Meaky Xolani Skosana of Cleaning Africa Thuŝanang.

Winners receive a R400.00 Spar shopping Vouchers.

Thank you to Delene Sheasby who donated her voucher back to the Ama Wheelies Quad home. You are a star Delene :-)

Reminder: Tune into JacaradaFM daily, we are giving away 2 x R400.00 Spar vouchers every day until 22 April.

All you need to do to stand in line to win is register for a freefax2email number from Ama Wheelies. It’s fast, easy and free.

The best part is that for every fax you receive, Telkom donates 20c towards the AmaWheelies Quad home.  So what are you waiting for, get your free fax2email number today. We earn money when you receive faxes and you can win Spar shopping vouchers for registering.

More winners announced tomorrow.

Team AmaWheelies


What happens when you are down and out?

The vultures step in and devour you. If however you are an elephant the matriarch guards over you. In similar fashion Ama Wheelies we have a story to tell.

2011 has been a difficult first year for Ama Wheelies. A year ago we moved to the Lydenburg cottage and on 27 November 2010 doors opened for the first Quadriplegic home in Mpumalanga! We arrived at a cottage wild and unattended; we cleaned, built ramps and made it a home.


The Lydenburg community welcomed Ama Wheelies at our golf day 14 May. The spring walk 1 September created further awareness but funding remains low. Assistance was there in the form of computers from Vodacom for our training room. Eastern Chrome pledged towards developing our farm and at the same time we had no support from any governmental institution.



Battling on our own we are trying to earn a living fattening pigs, rearing chickens and growing vegetables. Our produce we grow will soon sustain us but it is not yet providing us an income.

Writing to thank the family and friends that have been assisting us we extended the urgent appeal for financial help: would we be trodden down or could we still believe in humanity!

Our letters we wrote telling all we need help just like those anxious calls of the small elephant calling for help and as in a family of Elephants we found loving guardians in a harsh world. Cleaning Africa Thuŝanang  with Mr Midge Wood a dear friend depositing a huge deposit and the goodness continued Tubatse mine, Dhl and several private individuals opened their pockets donating R20 000.00 collectively assuring the survival of Ama Wheelies at least for the next two months.

The story of the baby elephant requires the baby to feed from the mother and start eating on its own. Ama wheelies made new applications with the government department and we look to 2012 with new confidence and apart from government assistance requests we have set up our fax2email campaign and the exciting dance Ama Wheelies will be hosting in 11 February in South Africa’s town of love!

Soon you will be invited with more information but in the same way the little elephant must be taken care of we share this link with our friends, family, and anyone who can continue to help Ama Wheelies to raise money to keep the home floating.

Thank you Thaba Chweu

A huge THANK YOU goes out from everyone here at Ama Wheelies to all the hard working people of Lydenburg and the rest of South Africa who went out of their way to make our 1st locally hosted Ama Wheelies golf day a HUGE success!

The day was made possible by the following sponsors, Donors and well doers:

4 u Stationery, Absa, Absolute Water, Ackerman’s Pharmacy, AFGRI, Artist under the Sun, Audrey Heart, Bakgat biltong, Beka Electrical, Charles & Hilda Erasmus, Cleaning Africa, De Ark Guest house, Die Grasdak Drankwinkel, Hay’s Print, Hilda Erasmus, Jade Art, Joubert Apteek, Klitzgras, Kruger Slaghuis, Lemani Spur, Lido Electrical Steelpoort, Lydenburg Spar, Lydenburg Toyota, Mike’s Kitchen, PG Glass, PicknPay head office, PicknPay Lydenburg, Plaas Winkel, Platdak Drankwinkel; PNA Stationery, RangoTango, SA Sun bouhandelaars, Sakie Nieman(slagpale), Sandvik Mining, Scratch Engravers, Sign Shop, Spar Lydenburg, Spaar-o-Rama, Tops, Tobatse Chrome Mine, Toyota, Eugene Hurters, Union Motors, Val Landau, Vodacom, Vodacom4U, Vodacom Foundation, Wimpy, Nokia South Africa and RAC Racing.

More donors arrived on the day and their good deeds will soon be announced!

Ama Wheelies desperately needs a quad friendly vehicle. Lack of proper transport is hampering our progress. Through our golf day we hoped to create awareness for our cause and hoped someone would step forward and help with purchase of a Quad friendly vehical. Awareness was of utmost importance though and Ama Wheelies are proud to announce that even though we never got a quad friendly vehical, many people became aware of the Ama Wheelies project thru the golf day and march thru town. A special word of thanks to all the helpers on the day who worked hard to make this rally and golf day a success.

All in all over R120 000.00 was raised in what can be called the most successful fund raiser Ama Wheelies has ever hosted. Most of the R120 000 donated came  in the form of much needed farming equipment and computers for our training center, with very little coming in as cash. The equipment donated will go along way in making sure the wheelchair farmers of Thaba Chweu are successful and for these great donations we thank you.

To the following twitter buddies who helped us spread the word on Twitter a HUGE thank you, without your help we would not have seen such a great uptake online. Thank you @LizaSutherland @beanbagboy @jodenecoza @Aphrael78 @StuffSmart @hmathys007 @wesmor01 @JohnGore @joaoluisc @gaynor_kast @ExMi @beebee_nile @shesthegeek @MoniqueTheron @_Cybelle_ @Simonbotes @ProphecyZA @PaulJohnston @FirestarZA @Vodacom @uyspj @picknpay @shebeegee @Gnat_J @Nitefenix @NokiaRSA

On the golf day we had well wishers from as far as Spain sending in messages of support via our twitter channel. This is very encouraging and we thank everyone who showed support. We look forward to our next golf day and hope to have your continued support as our project grows.

Vodacom Foundation supports Ama Wheelies

Breaking news:

The Vodacom foundation today announced the donation of a R48 876.36 donation towards the Ama Wheelies training center in Lydenburg.  The donation comes in the form of 10 brand new computers (9 desktops & 1 Notebook) donated to the center.

Lwandile Booi, Marketing Manager of Vodacom Mpumalanga was on hand at the golf day in Lydenburg for the official handover and had the following to say: “I had the honour and privilege of spending the day with some of the members of at the golf day today and I am humbled by the work this foundation does. I today have met brave men and woman of God who fiercely go through life in difficult if not impossible circumstances and we at Vodacom are humbled by the opportunity to assist in the betterment and development if their future. We Say POWER TO YOU! ”

Delivery of the equipment took place yesterday and a few of the friends were on hand to accept the devices.

“AmaWheelies will use the computers donated for their training facilities located near Lydenburg, South Africa. The Ama Wheelies training center will assist in equipping Ama Wheelies members with technical skills”

Sahara Systems technicians made the long trip out from Nelspruit to do the installation and we thank them for their professional approach and friendly service.  You guys rock!

Thank you also to Vodacom and the Vodacom Foundation for your support the last few months improving not only communication on the farm but now also making sure we have a few new computers for the training center.  This donation will be put to very good use and we look forward to paying it forward to members of the Ama Wheelies community and beyond. – Official Press Release to follow soon.

Help Ama Wheelies Trend and Win! Post 2

Hey guys, this just in

Help #AmaWheelies trend today on Twitter and you could win this great prize.

Prize is an Escape Camping Kit sponsored by the members of Ama Wheelies, the prize includes:

  1. 750ml Water Bottle,
  2. 6″ Fillet Knife with sheath,
  3. Multi-function Fishing Pliers and a
  4. Micro fibre holder

Winner will be announced at 6:30pm today during the Golf dinner and prize giving evening. We are still working on finding a courier to deliver the prize.

If anyone else wants to donate prizes for the #AmaWheelies hasg tag contest please make contact via Twitter.