Over R1,2 million has been donated to the international charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, to aid in the fight against Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape.
“The donation made by Willowton Group provides urgently-needed equipment for frontline health care workers and volunteers in the region who were assisting Gift of Givers to care for people who had been infected by the Coronavirus,” says the Founder and CEO of the organisation Dr Imtiaz Sooliman.
“The Eastern Cape and the Garden Route are the epicentres of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa. The donation intends to help protect the many front line volunteers who risk their lives on a daily basis to help those who are battling this infection,” he says.
Zubeir Moosa, Chief Executive officer of the Willowton Group explains that “it fits in with our philosophy to help those in need. Our donations are made in areas that have the most need throughout Southern Africa.
“We will do all that we can to assist our fellow South Africans,” he said.
Moosa praised the Gift of the Givers for the work that it had done to help manage the pandemic so far and the work that it would continue to do as the second wave of infections spreads across South Africa and in the Eastern Cape.
“It is one of the best and most organised charitable organisations in the world. They identify a need, find the equipment and go without invitation and are most often the first and fastest responders,” he pointed out.
The equipment will be distributed throughout the Eastern Cape in places of need particularly the Sarah Baartman District, Butterworth and Mthatha, as well as to those working in major cities such as Port Elizabeth and East London.