Major Annual Charity Grant to
Headway - an Organisation for people with Brain Injuries
Headway Gauteng, is a registered charity organisation dedicated to offering various support programmes to survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) as well as support to their families and caregivers. Our member families have either a son, a daughter, a partner, a parent or a friend who has sustained a brain injury (BI).
The vast majority of our injured members have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a motor vehicle, pedestrian vehicle or motor cycle accidents, physical assaults, falls or sporting injuries. Our organisation also assists survivors of other acquired brain injuries such as stroke. All our members have led a full life up until the time of their brain injury, which has caused permanent changes to their physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural processes.
Headway Gauteng is able to offer information, practical advice and better understanding about what this this will mean for the future and how the family can make a meaningful contribution to the recovery of the injured individual.
The RW District Grand Master presented Mrs Bianca Burger and Sally Burger with a cheque for R500,000 at our District Grand Banquet.
W/Bro. Howard Freeman identified the need for assistance to this Orphanage.
Amazing Grace is currently home to over 100 children between the ages of 2 and 19. This NPO was founded by Ms Busiswe Grace Mashaba in 1989. The home provides a safe space where the children can engage in recreational activities, receive basic medical care, and have access to nutritious meals, often supplemented from their own vegetable garden. It provides a day care centre for the young and facilitates the transporting of the children to nearby schools. Many of the children do not have any identification documentation (as a result of child trafficking) and this prevents them from being able to register at a government school; this heavily administrative task is part of the Amazing Grace’s commitment to helping the children to integrate successfully into the schooling system.
The RW District Grand Master presented a cheque for R100,000 to Board Member Jane McGregor and Founder Grace Mashaba at our recent District Banquet.