Wheelchair Recipients

Arctic2Athens is an exciting jet ski world record challenge with a bigger purpose - to raise funds to supply wheelchairs to the physically challenged, and to supply autism kits to assist people with autism. If you would like to support these causes, visit www.arctic2athens.org
 
Recipients pictured:
  • 2 new wheelchairs were handed over to Mckaiser Old Age Home in Grahamstown.
  • Tannie Vytjie only dreamt of owning a wheelchair and was shocked to find it was brand new.
  • Elizabeth De Wee, a 94 year old great grandmother, spends most of her time in bed as walking is challenging at her age. She was in tears when she received her very own new wheelchair.

  • Johan who is homeless and can often be found on the streets of Durban received a wheelchair from Gift of the Givers. Earning money to pay for a night's accommodation at the shelter and to make it there on time in his broken wheelchair was a daily struggle for him.

  • 5 year old recipient, Nhlonipho, was left paralyzed after a viral infection spread to his spine.
  • 16 year old Yolanda from Westbury was recently hospitilised for back ache as she couldn't move independently and spent most of her time in bed.
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Autism

Autism
After personal experience of having an autistic brother, Marinus made a commitment to himself to use every opportunity to really make a difference and create awareness around the special needs of autistic people. Arctic2Athens is dedicated to this. For more info around autism, visit aut2know.co.za - If you would like to support these causes, visit www.arctic2athens.org
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World Record Jet Ski Attempt for Mandela Day

World Record Jet Ski Attempt for Mandela Day

Commemorating 100 years of greatness has to be matched by an event that celebrates that greatness through intense sacrifice, social awareness, risk and commitment. Marinus du Plessis, a 55-year old South African is set to jet ski his way into the Guiness Book of Records with a solo 11000km Artic-to-Athens venture in honour of Tata Mandela and Mandela Day to raise both awareness about the immense

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Marinus to break World Jet Ski Record on Mandela Day

Marinus du Plessis leaves for Norway today at 13h50. In honour of Mandela Day, the Ubuntu spirit of South Africa and in his endeavour to raise awareness and  support of individuals who are physically and mentally challenged and autistic worldwide, Marinus will attempt to break the world jet ski record of 3000km on Mandela Day, 18 July. The gruelling 40-day journey commences on 7 July (see

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