Now in its sixth year, the Bidvest Unity Walk is the nationwide walk among The Bidvest Group staff and their families, set to take place on August 16 2015 in Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. Having launched in 2010, the Johannesburg event hosted a sizable 18 000 people. Now in 2015, the event has expanded immensely across all four regions and in excess of 80 000 Bidvest employees and their families will take to the streets at 8:00am on the Sunday morning. They will walk with the end goal in mind: To raise awareness of the QuadPara Association of South Africa as well as to donate wheelchairs to those in need.
CE of The Bidvest Group, Brian Joffe has again generously committed to donating one wheelchair for every 75 employees that complete the walk as well as one wheelchair for every seven media people who walk.
Says CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa, Ari Seirlis; “Quadriplegics and paraplegics in South Africa are compromised by reduced mobility and access to mobility aids. The Bidvest Unity Walk is a very powerful event that allows QASA the opportunity to provide mobility through seating solutions for this community. The sweat and tears throughout the walk on Sunday, August 16 will bring tears of joy and freedom through the distribution of wheelchairs by QASA for people that do not enjoy the same mobility. QASA is extremely grateful on behalf of all people with mobility impairments that the staff of Bidvest unite in a walk to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities, especially those with mobility impairments.”
Entertainment for those who’ve finished the walk will include the likes of Cassper Nyovest at Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg; Gangs of Ballet at Sahara Stadium, Durban; Vincent Bones at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town and Danny K in Port Elizabeth at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre, South Campus.
Brian Joffe elaborates on what the event is all about; “The walk is a fun family event done in the name of goodwill as we walk for those who can’t. It is a day in which The Bidvest Group companies can also celebrate this beautiful country, our health and our families. I will be at the start line myself come 16 August and look forward to participating in the day’s proceedings.”
The most entries received for this year’s walk come from Bidvest Protea Coin; Bidvest Prestige Cleaning as well as the Bidvest TMS group. The event organisers have asked local residents affected to please be patient during the morning’s walk as they keep in mind that it is all in the name of charity.
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