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Swift Donates 10 Wheelchairs in Bulawayo

by Agencies
08 Sep 2021 at 16:25hrs | Views
King George VI Centre
Swift, the country's leading logistics company, has donated 10 wheelchairs to King George VI Centre and Mustard Seed Communities in Bulawayo as part of its countrywide Together In Motion 75th anniversary campaign.

Together In Motion is a CSR campaign initiative which will hand over a total of 75 wheelchairs across the country's 10 provinces between August and November 2021.

Speaking at the King George VI Centre hand-over ceremony on Tuesday, Lomaswati Mavhangira, Administrator said:

"With schools opening in these hard pandemic times, the cost of assistive devices is very prohibitive for most people. This wheelchair donation means our children with worn out wheelchairs will be accorded one. The goodies are a cherry on top for them."

Brother Takwira Singadi, Administrator at Mustard Seed Communities added that they currently have 26 children with cerebral palsy.

"Having about 26 children who use assistive devices, the timing of this gesture is perfect. The wheelchair donation will really make a difference and improve mobility for our children."

Unity Chigodora, Swift Depot Manager Bulawayo, said "Mobility is a big part of our DNA at Swift. As part of our 75th celebration, we thought it a priority to facilitate movement from one point to another through the giving away of these wheelchairs and groceries to children with disabilities."

"Swift Transport has been assisting with the distribution of wheelchairs throughout Zimbabwe for many decades, coming to the aid of numerous charities. Having seen the need first-hand as a company we wanted to contribute and give back to the communities that have always supported us" added, Kerne Mackie, PR and Marketing Director for Unifreight Africa Limited.

The campaign started on 12 August 2021 at Swift's Harare depot and has seen Harare and Bulawayo communities receiving 20 wheelchairs. The initiative will also hopefully, raise awareness for the plight of those many individuals who require wheelchairs.

Source - Agencies