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Xtreme Projects hands over swing set and toys to disabled children’s centre

By Jesica Slabbert - Dec 6, 2017
Xtreme Projects hands over swing set and toys to disabled children’s centre

In an effort to spread Christmas cheer to those less fortunate, Xtreme Projects in Port Elizabeth raised funds in order to create a swing set for the children at Miracle Kids Stimulation Centre in Chatty, Bethelsdorp.

The centre caters for children with mental disabilities in the local community, where they help them exercise and lead a healthy life when they get older.

Speaking at the handover, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Athol Trollip, commended Xtreme Projects for their work in the community.

“Kevin Kelly and his team from Xtreme Projects came and set up this beautiful set of swings, and they told me that they are going to put up another Jungle Gym where the kids can climb and improve their coordination,” said Trollip

Last year, Trollip handed over a Jungle Gym to the same centre, only for it to be stolen a week later.

The Mayor said that other companies had followed Xtreme Projects’ example.

“Because of what he has done, word spread and Atlas and Algoa Motor Sports Club collected gifts for the kids to enjoy when they come to the Stimulation Centre. Here, they can have fun with the swings and toys and also learn,” Trollip explained.

Founder and manager of the centre, Genevieve Hendricks, told RNEWS that she was overwhelmed by the donation of the swing set and gifts for the children, and was proud to announce that 15 of the children in her centre would be leaving to join society at the start of next year.

“It’s just amazing how we can utilise government space better, and make use of it properly to improve people’s lives, because that’s what governments are supposed to do. As a result, we then trigger community outreach programmes and the kind of work that Genevieve does with her amazing carers,” added Trollip.