Support for Claudia

Support for Claudia

Claudia’s Story

Since 1978, Camphill has been providing managed shelter and support to adults with intellectual disabilities in order for them to experience a better quality of life, together with meaningful work. Every person, however complex their individual needs may be, is valued as a unique being, who takes responsibility for his or her own life. Camphill, besides offering residential care, is also a Community Farm, providing basic foodstuffs for the Community, including a variety of milk products, vegetables, herbs, eggs and meat when available.

Claudia, one of our long term residents, has spina bifida and urgently requires a new wheelchair which can accommodate her disability.

Spina bifida is a birth defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don’t form properly. It falls under the broader category of neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby’s brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them.

Camphill provides various workshops to the residents. The primary purpose of the workshops is to provide meaningful employment for the residents at Camphill and it is important to note that these garden workshops become part of the resident’s identity.

Claudia is a fundi in the Poultry Garden Workshop. Besides being a brilliant gardener she is a master pesto maker and provides delicious pesto to the Community.

Presently Claudia needs a new wheelchair with solid tyres / wheels to accommodate her in the garden. Her current chair is old and outdated. Her chair does not sufficiently support her posture and the wheels are not suitable for a gardening environment based on a farm. At times she  leaves her wheelchair outside the gate (entrance to the Poultry Garden) as the pathway is currently too uneven to accommodate her current wheelchair especially on wet and rainy days. This is not an ideal situation as it becomes quite traumatic and stressful for her when she is moved about without her wheelchair.

Claudia cannot express the urgency of her need and we would appreciate it if you can assist her in making her daily rhythm here at Camphill Farm Community Hermanus more comfortable.

Support for Claudia

R4,200 of R50,000 raised

Claudia, one of our long term residents, has spina bifida and urgently requires a new wheelchair which can accommodate her disability.

Claudia is a fundi in the Poultry Garden Workshop. Besides being a brilliant gardener she is a master pesto maker and provides delicious pesto to the Community. At times she  leaves her wheelchair outside the gate (entrance to the Poultry Garden) as the pathway is currently too uneven to accommodate her current wheelchair especially on wet and rainy days. Your donation would help Claudia in so many ways but mostly to ensure she is able to navigate the garden and make her delicious pesto for the community to enjoy.

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We are claudia’s happy helpers!

JP

Juergen + Patricia Papke Perera

R1,050 July 1, 2019
CD

Casey B Dolan

R210 July 1, 2019
Sd

Stevan de Waal

R210 June 25, 2019
Cv

Christoff van Aswegen

R500 June 21, 2019
AM

Andrew MacPhail

R525 June 21, 2019
AM

Andrew Mckenzie

R210 June 21, 2019
Wv

Wentzel van Zyl

R420 June 21, 2019

Here is to your new wheels Claudia!

BW

Burkhard und Corinna Wiemhoff

R840 June 20, 2019
CR

Chad Roberts

R200 June 20, 2019
CR

Chad Roberts

R200 June 9, 2019

Make a plan for Stan

Make a plan for Stan

Make A Plan For Stan

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Make a plan for Stan! 

We from the Carlstrong Foundation would like to raise funds for Stan Kondowe.

Stan is from Malawi – a Master Diver with years of experience, now living in South Africa, along with his wife and 3 daughters.

Stan was diagnosed with Glaucoma last year in his right eye. He has lost almost 50% of his vision in the eye – recently, he was diagnosed with severe Glaucoma in his left eye too – and is in need of surgery to relieve the pressure and to save his eye sight.

His operation has been booked for the 27 August 2019. Although Stan will not need to pay for his surgery – he will need financial support for his medication and extensive follow up appointments in the future. He will also not have any income for a relatively long time period after his operation – as he would need to recover.

Stan, currently works a gardener in Cape Town and unfortunately does not have the luxury of taking time off work – as his family rely on him to provide. Stan does not have “paid sick leave”. A day of work missed, is a day without pay, a day less providing and possibly a day his family goes without food.

Let’s make a plan for Stan! Let’s raise some money for him and his family to make his journey just a little more comfortable

 

Those who made a plan for Stan 🙂  

Anonymous User

Anonymous

R250 August 29, 2019
Anonymous User

Anonymous

R5,000 August 29, 2019
EV

Elize Vockerodt

R250 July 30, 2019

All the best with your recovery Stan. You are a good man and you deserve to be taken cared of. I miss our fun times in Malawi!

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Anonymous

R1,000 June 7, 2019

Good luck Stan ❤️

MK

Meruschka King

R250 June 3, 2019
HW

Heather Wood

R500 May 29, 2019
PV

Peter Vogel

R250 May 27, 2019
RK

Roxy Kruger

R250 May 27, 2019

The bright future belongs to Stan! ??
and to Lee who believed in the beauty of his dreams. Awesome stuff!

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Anonymous

R3,000 May 27, 2019
CS

Charlotte Saunders

R250 May 26, 2019

Go strong Stan!

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Ula

R250 May 26, 2019
SH

Shaun Ham

R1,000 May 26, 2019

Awesome work Lee??

This is a proudly Carlstrong Fundraiser! 

“The Carlstrong Foundation is an organisation that works to rebuild & strengthen an individual’s will to live.  Helping individuals find their drive & meaning again”

Lee Schoombie

Founder, Carlstrong Foundation

” It is an instrumental platform for those who need to put their pieces back together”

Jackie Davidoff

Treasurer & Attorney , Carlstrong Foundation

Contact us

Carlstrongfoundation@gmail.com

083 765 5788

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Support for Claudia

Claudia, one of our long term residents, has spina bifida and urgently requires a new wheelchair which can accommodate her disability.

Claudia is a fundi in the Poultry Garden Workshop. Besides being a brilliant gardener she is a master pesto maker and provides delicious pesto to the Community.

Your donation would help Claudia in so many ways but mostly to ensure she is able to navigate the garden and make her delicious pesto for the community to enjoy.