Wheelchair Wednesday 2016

By the end of August 2016, 150 lives will be changed.Team Wheelchair Wednesday at the Spar Ladies Race

Wheelchair Wednesday, now in its 4th year, will once again take place in July 2016. The campaign, an initiative of APD Nelson Mandela Bay, serves to highlight the often unseen challenges wheelchair users experience in their daily lives. Much-needed funds are also raised, which help the organisation to continue providing life-changing services to persons with disabilities.

Participants taking part in the campaign spend four hours in a wheelchair and complete various assigned tasks. Following their time in a wheelchair, participants then report on their personal experiences for follow up by APD.

A handover ceremony will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in August where 120 worthy recipients will receive wheelchairs from the participants who took part in Wheelchair Wednesday. A report highlighting positive developments from the 2016 campaign will be presented.

We are honoured that Spar Eastern Cape has once again come on board as naming sponsor for Wheelchair Wednesday 2016.

Brian Bezuidenhout, APD Executive Director, was on hand to receive a cheque for R250000.00 at the recent Spar Ladies Race on 9th May.

We would like to encourage business Port Elizabeth to come on board and support this initiative. Remember you can Spend 4 hours in a wheelchair and change a life!

For further information contact Marie Sin Hidge: 084 586 7704 or 041 373 2858


Tin collectionsAPD NMB Tin Collection - May 2015

Do you want to part of a movement at the forefront of economic and social impact? Are you up to the APD leadership challenge? APD needs you. In 2016, we will be having regular tin collections.

We are looking for leaders who can gather teams to collect at designated areas. We only need 90 minutes of your time. All volunteers will receive a certificate of appreciation proudly signed by our Executive Director.

If you think you have what it takes, contact Koomathie Nair on (041) 484 5426 or email koomathie.nair@apdnmb.org.za.


Annual Report

In September 2016, APD NMB will be having its Annual General Meeting. Attendees will be issued with an Annual Report. This report informs the public of the highlights from the previous financial year.

We are appealing to business in Nelson Mandela Bay to offer their support through the placing of an advert in this year’s publication. Your support will not only assist us in covering the production cost of this marketing tool, it also endorses your support for our worthy cause.

For more information, contact Koomathie Nair on (041) 401 9007 or email: koomathie.nair@apdnmb.org.za.



Your membership contribution enables us to provide persons with disabilities with meaningful employment, one meal a day, busfares, in-house firstline medical care, train people in our surrounding townships, do referrals to various state departments and enhance their lives.

Applications can be submitted to koomathie.nair@apdnmb.org.za.


Casual Day – Spring into ActionAPD Nelson Mandela Bay - Casual Day 2015

Friday 7th September is the date that we all “Spring into Action” which means that Casual Day 2015 is only 3 months away!

We are working furiously on the 15000 golf shirts which we are manufacturing and printing in our Ability Wear Job Creation Centre.

Stickers, golf shirts and caps are now available to order.

Stickers only cost R10 each. For every sticker you purchase from APD Nelson Mandela Bay, R4 goes directly to our organization.

This is a wonderful fundraiser for us so please support us by placing your orders with Koomathie Nair on (041) 4845426 or koomathie.nair@apdnmb.org.za

We will be visiting schools and companies in the lead up to this year’s campaign. Let us know if you’d like us to pop in and say hello!

Friday 7 September is Casual Day.


Christmas Cheer

The team from Carpe Diem Call Centre will be assisting us with ticket selling for the annual Christmas Cheer VW Herald competition. Tickets cost R10. For every ticket sold, APD NMB will receive R3. For more information, please contact Marie Sin Hidge on (041) 373 2858 or email mariesh@telkomsa.net.


APD Charity Golf Day 2015

APD Nelson Mandela Bay Charity Golf Day 2015

We are excited to announce that APD’s annual Charity Golf Day will be taking place on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at the Port Elizabeth Golf Club.

The funds raised from this event go towards sustaining our Ability Job Creation Centres and APD Daycare Centre for children with disabilities. Your participation in this event will allow us to continue changing lives by empowering persons with disabilities.

A prize giving ceremony will be held at 18h00 where dinner will be served. Full bar facilities will be available.

Participants can expect a fun-filled evening of entertainment and lucky draw giveaways.

For bookings and sponsorship options please contact Marie Sin Hidge.
Cell: 084 586 7704
Email: mariesh@telkomsa.net

Tickets are selling fast so book early to reserve your spot!