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Cresset House in Midrand, Gauteng, is a registered NPO that provides residential and work facilities for some 60 adults with intellectual disabilities. Ranging in age from 18 to 72, the residents live as extended families in six large houses on the property with the support of House Leaders and Co-workers and are stimulated through engagement in various workshops including baking, vegetable gardening, card making, sewing and woodwork.
Water is a significant cost in the running of Cresset House, despite some eight million litres of water per annum being recycled via wetland reed beds for use in garden irrigation, municipal water for domestic use and vegetable garden irrigation costs some R25, 000.00/month. The installation of a ring water main pipe connecting the properties 3 boreholes to a water treatment plant will save some R20, 000/month (R240, 000.00/annum).
Safety and security of the residents in the peri-urban setting is a high priority for Cresset House, particularly with the current high incidence crime experienced in the area. The outer perimeter fencing erected in the 1960’s is in need of repair, but ideally replacement.
The Rotary Clubs of Kyalami and Knights Pendragon have joined forces with Mix FM to assist this essential community facility in the raising of the R1, 191,000.00 (One million one hundred and ninety one thousand Rand) required for their project financing as follows:
Water independence installation R292, 000.00
Perimeter fencing replacement R899, 000.00
Should any plumbing or fencing businesses be prepared to assist with donations of material, equipment or labour for these projects, these will be gratefully accepted and reduce the cash requirement to execute these essential projects.
For further information on Cresset House please visit www.cresset.org.za
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