Rotary Club of Morningside
Thank you for logging on to the Rotary Club of Morningside's fundraising page.
Your donation will be put towards our Club's main projects wihich is the Sandton Crisis Counselling Centre in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
South Africa experiences high levels of violent crime, especially social crimes such as rape, domestic violence and child abuse. These crimes together with low economic growth, high levels of poverty and wide spread unemployment can lead to serious psychosocial consequences.
The need for a comprehensive counselling service that is specifically tailored towards rape and trauma situated in the greater northern district of Johannesburg is huge.
The aim of the Sandton Crisis Counselling Centre is to provide a comprehensive care centre for all victims of crime and trauma. The services provided will include counselling, prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, the careful gathering of forensic evidence, legal advice, reduce violence against women through research, lobbying, advocacy and education, to increase public awareness and to empower survivors of violence through the process of psychological, legal and emotional support and to provide counselling support to emergency services.
This is going to be a community based project run by the community for the community spearheaded by Elaine Bowen from Sandton Victim Support. The plan is to build the unit on the adjacent, vacant ground next to the Sandton Police Station, in Morningside. It is estimated that we will need about R2 million to complete the centre and approximately R1.5 million to furnish and equip the unit
We are proud to be associated with this project and would greatly appreciate your support.
Should you require further information about the project please contact Elaine Bowen ([email protected]).
Our club is based in Gauteng, South Africa, and is committed to raising awareness of important humanitarian issues through fundraisers such as the Clem Sunter Breakfast which was held on 1 March 2011 and our annual Spring Charity Walk which will take place on Sunday, 4 September 2011 at the Modderfontein Nature Reserve.
The club is honoured that world-famous individuals such as Clem Sunter give so generously of their time to assist the club in its fundraising efforts. And it is no less humbling that three teams have committed to raising funds for the Club's work by taking part in one of the most arduous endurance tests on Earth : "The ABSA Cape Epic makes the Comrades Marathon look like a short walk up a hill."
So scroll down, and select one of the ABSA Cape Epic teams listed below, read about them and why they are participating in this gruelling event and donate via their webpage.
We wish them all very best.