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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.

Wana Win with Ama Wheelies – Post 3

Hey guys,

Vodacom and PG Glass Lydenburg just stepped up and gave us some more goodies to give away via the blog.

To stand in line to win just do the following:

1. Help #AmaWheelies Trend on Twitter today and you could win this cool Vodacom Hamper.

2. Post a blog mentioning the AmaWheelies and what we do and you could win this cool golf hamper from PG Glass.

Thank you everyone already Tweeting and blogging, you guys all ROCK!

Live Blog from Ama Wheelies Golf Day – Post 1

Good morning everyone.  This post comes live from the Ama Wheelies golf day in Lydenburg, South Africa. The event is proudly hosted by our new friends of  the Lydenburg Golf Club. Thanx guys ;-)

The morning started bright and early after a late night of planning, blogging, visiting and just having a good time with the Quadriplegic members of AmaWhelies who had made the epic trip to Lydenburg for the event.

We will be live blogging and tweeting via @SimonBotes & @AmaWheelies from the event today. The official Hashtag for today is #AmaWheelies and you can follow live pics here.

You are more than welcome to follow us and help to get us trending on Twitter.

Ama Wheelies take to the streets of Lydenburg

A few members of Ama Wheelies and their helpers, friends and family today took to the streets of Lydenburg to create awareness for the new quad home and training center which will officially be launched tomorrow at the first golf day and fund raiser held in the province.

The street march started in Voortrekker Road and ended at PicknPay, 53 Kantoor Road, Lydenburg.

As reported earlier, PicknPay recently came onboard and donated some shopping vouchers to AmaWheelies and we thought only good to show our support for PicknPay by finishing the first Ama Wheelies street march at the Lydenburg Branch of PicknPay.

Sadly due to transport issues only a small handful of our 68 members in the province were able to attend this the first Ama Wheelies street march and we thank those who went out of there way to help with transportation today, the march was a huge success, we hope to make the street march an annual event and hope that as the years progress, more and more quads will be able to join us on the streets of Mpumalanga to create awareness for quads not only in Mpumalanga but also the rest of  South Africa.

A HUGE thank you goes to the Thaba Chweu traffic department for helping keep things safe at such short notice.

We hope to meet many new friends at the golf day in the morning, and thank the people of Lydenburg for the amazing warm response we received today, we caused quite a traffic jam and your patience and understanding was great ;-)