Dis-chem Foundation donates R180k to help NPO care for adults with disabilities


132 days ago

The Dis-Chem Foundation, in partnership with CapeTalk, has extended a helping hand to Cape Town NPO, Turfhall Cheshire Home.

Turfhall Cheshire Home, which is situated in Lansdowne, provides 24-hour residential care to more than 60 severely physically disabled adults.

But due to funding constraints, the organisation has a shortfall of R2500 per resident, per month.

Turfhall Cheshire Home's manager explains that, despite various operational and financial challenges, the charity group has been operating since 1984.

The biggest challenges that face NPOs like ours is funding.

Harry van Eck, Manager - Turfhall Cheshire Home

It's for this reason that the Dis-Chem Foundation is donating R180 000 to help the home cover its monthly expenses over the next year.

Everyone needs money to survive.

Sherry Saltzman, Dis-chem Foundation representative

Dis-Chem Foundation's Sherry Saltzman says that in addition to the donation, they have committed to hosting small events throughout the year in a bid to make the residents feel celebrated and less neglected.

We've decided to throw little parties throughout the year to bring some spirit, colour and joy to the residents of the home to make them feel special.

Sherry Saltzman, Dis-chem Foundation representative

Listen to the heart-warming exchange during the Pippa Hudson Show:

This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Dis-chem Foundation donates R180k to help NPO care for adults with disabilities

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