Frere OT fundraiser everyone’s cup of tea
To promote awareness for occupational therapy (OT) and disabilities, the Frere Hospital OT team held a high tea fundraiser at the John Tremble Hospital last Saturday.
A total of R8,800 was raised from the event, which was then donated to REHAB, an association that focuses on integrating disabled people back into the community.
OT head of department (HOD) Anastacia Scholtz said every year occupational therapy was celebrated on a national level.
“The OT department at Frere Hospital made the commitment to celebrate occupational therapy and to raise disability awareness on an annual basis as well. Previously our events focused on hospital staff and our patients, but three years ago we decided that we wanted to reach the broader community and we wanted to work with stakeholders serving people with disabilities,” she said.
She added that money was raised by people purchasing tickets to attend.
Frere Hospital CEO Rolene Wagner said the day was also aimed at promoting awareness both in the community and at the Frere Hospital.
Wagner thanked everyone who came to support the day.
GOOD CAUSE: Rueben Puchert was one of the guest speakers and shared his journey with disability. Puchart can only use about 5% of his natural vision