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Plight of the blind massage therapists!

Plight of the blind massage therapists!

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Special greetings to you during this very difficult time of COVID-19 for us all! Since the announcement of a further two week lock down and the possibility of it extending beyond two weeks, it is my deep concern that the therapists and the admin staff of Light and Healing center will be facing near poverty and starvation.

The Light and Healing Centre, which is a project of the Western Cape Blind Association, (WEBA), has over the past 15 years trained 70 visually impaired men and women in the art of aromatherapy massage.  Many of these men and women come from backgrounds of poverty and near-poverty and are dependent on meager disability grants. Their training in aromatherapy massage enabled them to supplement their grant money with a small income.

The effects of this virus is not only a physical challenge, but also an emotional one, as the visually impaired staff will be more burdened with the need to provide for their families while they are unable to work. Living in the close proximity to each other in the densely populated communities evokes terrible fear of being exposed to the spread of the virus in their communities.

It is out of my deep concern that I wish to appeal to you, who have been our livelihood and the source of our sustainability, to help me help our staff by donating R100 on a monthly basis. This would be an enormous help to keep us going until such time as we are out of the woods and can provide our service and gainful employment to our therapists who have touched your lives in one or another. I know that this would be a start in building the bridge of hope, support and encouragement to the therapists and the admin staff of the Light and Healing Centre.    

In addition, we have moved from the Salt River premises, and are now waiting to restart after the lockdown. 

Please help these talented touch therapists by supporting this cause.  Watch video HERE

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Donations

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Look forward to a visit after lockdown." - Cleo

  • May 29, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • May 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Look forward to a visit after lockdown." - Cleo

  • May 04, 2020 - USD $ 29.18
  • "Please keep going" - Alex

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Look forward to a visit after lockdown." - Cleo

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Look forward to a visit after lockdown." - Cleo

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Good luck with this!

    " - anon

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Feb 28, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Jan 31, 2020 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Jan 02, 2020 - R 1 710.00
  • "

    You all deserve the opportunity to continue practicing your amazing talent and touch

    " - B and A C

  • Dec 27, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Dec 24, 2019 - R 1 645.12
  • "Secret Santa donation " - Brent & Annie

  • Dec 13, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "This initiative is so empowering and changing lives! " - Clair Deidda

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 2 010.00
  • "

    Love and Blessings to all the 'Blossoms'. Namaste

    " - D, S and Family

  • Dec 11, 2019 - R 600.00
  • "This is a good cause - please donate" - Vicky

  • Dec 10, 2019 - R 205.64
  • "Praying God will supply your needs. " - Jenny

  • Dec 09, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "

    Good luck with your campaign!

    " - Anonymous

  • Dec 09, 2019 - USD $ 58.13
  • "I have every hope you will reach your target" - Elizabeth B

  • Dec 08, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "I hope you make your target " - Shirley Williams

  • Dec 07, 2019 - R 508.75
  • "I hope to come for a massage soon! " - Nicola

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 308.46
  • "All the best" - JS

  • Dec 06, 2019 - R 514.10
  • "amazing work. keep going" - Anonymous

  • Dec 05, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Good luck " - Anonymous

  • Dec 03, 2019 - R 103.00
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

  • Nov 25, 2019 - R 15.00
  • "Testing the system" - Anonymous Test

  • Nov 25, 2019 - R 102.82
  • "All the best with the fundraiser!" - Ivan

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 13 839.75

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00
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Western Cape Blind Association

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Western Cape Blind Association (WEBA) is a non-profit organization and through the project of the Light and Healing Centre provides an aromatherapy massage service to clients residing locally, provincially and even to people from other countries who are visiting Cape Town.

WEBA, set out on an inspiring journey into a life of hope, healing of brokenness and restoring lost dignity of blind and partially sighted men and women. The lives of 35 people have changed forever. The name ‘Light and Healing Centre’ manifests the message of their achievements, moving from the ‘darkness into the marvellous light’. The intuitive touch and the profound listening skills of the therapists have moved many people who have come to our centre, who have in turn shared this wonderful experience with a friend, a colleague, a family member.

  • We offer aromatherapy, lymph drainage and reflexology massages, pedicures and manicures.
  • We offer an outreach service to companies, organisations, churches and government departments.