As posted on The Tembisan website on Friday 8th April 2016 – Article
Disabled adult residents from the Tumelo Home, based in Ivory Park, Extension 2, will soon be moving into their new premises at Number 40 Steyn Road in President Park, Midrand.
This followed after the official handover of a pre-cast fenced wall, which was donated by Hollywoodbets.net at its new premises in Midrand on Wednesday last week.
The home was founded by Dr Moses Thindisa and his late wife Orina in 1997, but a lack of funding has been the biggest challenge facing the centre.
Tumelo means “faith” and it is a home for children and youngsters who suffer from different mental and physical disabilities.
The donation came after Tumelo Home’s management bought the property but found there was no fence around the plot. The safety of residents was jeopardised.
Management then approached Hollywoodbets.net to help with the fencing around the plot.
“Our relationship with the home started three years ago. We have 10 branches around Gauteng with our head office being in Midrand. Every branch is expected to submit names of charitable organisations that we should support annually. Tumelo Home was identified as one of our beneficiaries,” said Ms Nosibusiso Dlamini, the company’s spokesperson.
“We wanted the children to have a secure environment,” said Ms Dlamini.
The donation formed part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme.
“During winter periods, when many people were experiencing blackouts, children at Tumelo Home were fortunate due to the generosity shown by this company which donated a gas stove,” said Dr Thindisa.
“We appreciate what the company has done for us. This will guarantee the safety of our residents. We were afraid to bring our residents here because there was no wall,” said the centre manager, Mr Solly Khuthama.
“This place can accommodate about 30 people. The Tumelo Home is a community project; we appeal to other businesses to partner with us through assisting us with sponsorships,” said Mr Khuthama.