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Plight of the blind massage therapists!

Plight of the blind massage therapists!

Personal message

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 has enabled them to supplement their grant money with a small income. In addition, they have also started a journey into a life of hope, healing of brokenness and restoring lost dignity. Watch video HERE

However, the Light and Healing Centre is struggling to survive in the current economic environment. It urgently needs R35 000 to pay costs up to the end of January 2020 for premises rented in Salt River. Please help these talented touch therapists by supporting this cause.

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  • 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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Donations to date

R 1 249.02

Fundraising target

R 35 000.00

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.