In March 2022 the SBS Group hosted their 2nd Annual SBS Wheelchair Challenge, raising an incredible R192 000 more than doubling the 2021 achievement of R88000. Deciding to go both bigger and better, SBS set the target at R120 000 and asked staff, suppliers, clients, and friends to “Take a Seat” and participate in the day’s events.
CEO Delayne Gray committed to spending another 14 hours in a wheelchair, navigating his daily work responsibilities. SBS Staff members, suppliers and friends of the business participated enthusiastically, spending time during their work day in a wheelchair to gain a greater understanding of the challenges faced daily by people living with limited mobility.
The eThekwini Spears wheelchair basketball team joined the SBS Wheelchair Challenge again, showing off their skills on the improvised court at the SBS Tanks factory in Durban. Teams comprising SBS staff, suppliers, clients and friends took to the court in wheelchairs, taking on the professionals. The SBS Tanks Gauteng office hosted a mini shoot-out with two members of the SA National wheelchair basketball team showing them the moves.
The World Health Organisation estimates that of the 100 million people who need wheelchairs worldwide, only 5 – 15% have access. In South Africa wheelchair prices range from R2500 to ten times that amount. As a result of the generous donations from clients, suppliers and SBS staff members, raised as part of the SBS Wheelchair Challenge, the funds raised were donated to Little Eden Society, Made for More, Aunty Hanneli’s Helping Hands and wheelchairs donated to many individuals in need.
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