Rooibos Ltd supports Paul Steyn Foundation

Rooibos Ltd supports Paul Steyn Foundation

Rooibos Ltd supports Paul Steyn Foundation instead of buying corporate gifts

At the end of 2016, Rooibos Ltd decided to rather donate money to the Paul Steyn Foundation instead of sending out corporate gifts to clients. The Paul Steyn Foundation is a SARS Section 18A registered public benefit non-profit organisation, founded in 2011 by Paul Steyn, an amputee, for the benefit of amputees. Paul Steyn's right leg was amputated after an accident at school in February 2000 when he was 13 years old. His leg was caught in the blades of a lawn mower pulled behind a tractor.

The main objective of the Foundation is to raise funds to assist disadvantaged amputees who have no other means to acquire prosthetic limbs. The Foundation also strives to be a mouthpiece for amputees and to raise awareness about the plight of amputees. Frikkie Harmse, administrator of the Foundation, said that the need for financial support is huge. Other charity organisations can often help thousands of people with the funds they need to help one person. In some provinces, the waiting list for prosthetic limbs is seven years. "We focus mainly on children and young people who do not have medical aid." Last year, the Foundation managed to help six people at a total cost of about R450 000.

Harmse thanked Rooibos Ltd for its generous donation, saying that "it will make a difference to somebody who needs it very much".

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