We are continually humbled by, and so very grateful for, the amazing support we receive from so many wonderful people. If you’re reading this, the chances are that you are one of them! So please give yourself a big pat on the back and know that we appreciate your kindness to our ‘angels’ more than words can say.
Paws for People
Every month, residents of Domitilla & Danny Hyams Home look forward to a visit from these awesome therapy dogs and their handlers. The residents are always so excited to see the dogs, to pat them and feed them biscuits – activities that form part of the important stimulation programme at the Home. Thank you to Paws for People for visiting us so regularly and bringing so much happiness.
Pictured above right: Dogs don’t care what you look like or how well you can speak – they just accept you unconditionally. Candy and Daniella welcome two new friends, Doughnut and Peanut, to our Elvira Rota Village family.
Rose Lane Stables
More animal therapy comes in the form of weekly riding lessons and interaction with the friendly horses at Rose Lane Stables. Horses have a way of communicating with people on a different level and have a calming effect on our residents. Many thanks to Liesl McGee and her team for giving our children access to this highly beneficial therapy.
Friends who chased away the winter blues
Thank you so much to our loyal supporters who rallied round to make sure the children had cosy new tracksuits, socks and slippers to ward off winter chills. Friends like you also helped keep the heaters burning all through the cold days and nights, and kept our medicine cabinet stocked with cough and cold remedies. Thank you!
During March (National Intellectual Disability Month) several company executives, including Discovery Limited’s Adrian Gore, Multotec’s Thomas Holtz, Maurizio Galimberti from Oberon Pharma and Jeandre Koen of MiX Telematics, spent a day in a wheelchair in support of our Wheelchair Challenge. Although physically fit and active, all the men found the challenge hard work. Koen described the experience as ‘life changing’, while Holtz said: “I definitely appreciate my mobility much more since this exercise. I am an active runner and cyclist so this made an impact on me.” Next year we hope to involve more CEO’s in our Wheelchair Challenge. If you’re interested in participating, please contact Zai Miller on 011 609 7246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured below: Company executives (from left to right) Adrian Gore (Discovery Ltd), Thomas Holtz (Multotec) and Jeandre Koen (MiX Telematics) accepted the LITTLE EDEN Wheelchair challenge, and found the experience gave them a new perspective as well as immense respect for people with disabilities.