The following two beneficiaries are recommended by local MND and other neurological illness patients:
1) Your local Hospice branch.
In PE go to http://www.hospice-pe.co.za/donate/ for various donation options.
Phone Melanie Manson @ 041 360 7070
2) The Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Africa – their website is http://www.mnda.org.za/
and their banking details from the site are:
To make a donation, please send a cheque to the Secretary, or better still by electronic transfer to:
MNDA of SA, Account Number: 270629130 at Standard Bank of SA Ltd, Rondebosch Branch Code: 025009.
Swift Code (essential for International Transfers):
Please make sure to notify our Secretary:
Fax: +27 21 531 6131 or
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone Rina Myburgh in Cape Town @ Motor Neurone Disease / ALS Association of South Africa – @ 021 5316130
Of course, if you are concerned that you would like the donation to go as close to the patients as possible, why not be creative and do just that – give something directly to each patient in your area: a food parcel, pay the electricity account, give them product, an aeroplane ticket, pay the chemist or physiotherapist account, car service, petrol voucher, clothes, movie tickets, show tickets etc etc. Many haven’t had a holiday in years …
I was reading an article today that in many cases up to 80% of donations given are used in admin costs and never get to the patient. By using a creative method in kind, you are ensuring that your donation goes directly to the patient!