Service Projects

Baragwanath Hospital Paediatric Burns Unit

The Paediatric Burns unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital admits about 400 children annually. The unit strives to serve the community by:

  • Emphasising primary prevention of burns through community outreach and education;
  • Conduction Emergency Management of Severe Burns courses;
  • Creating a larger unit with its own independent theatre and anaesthetic support
  • Providing a nurturing and stimulating environment to recover in;
  • Recruiting and retaining nursing staff.

Knights Pendragon supports this essential community facility by assisting in the raising of funds for necessary equipment replacements and upgrades. Want to learn more or donate?

Bethany Home for Abused Women & Their Children

Bethany Home (Reg.001-362-NPO), founded in 1989 and located in Bertrams, Johannesburg, is a shelter and place of rehabilitation for abused women and their children housing about 55 women and their children, at any one time. Each woman is provided with legal assistance, rehabilitation of self-esteem, training for employment and education for her children during the period of her stay of typically 12 months. Bethany Home residents are also offered counselling, art and craft activities for therapy and income generation, work and accommodation placements.  Read more about Bethany Home.

ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE PROJECT

The Bethany Home premises, built in the mid-1900’s, require ongoing maintenance. In 2017 the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon raised R350,000 to execute the following projects:

  1. Bathrooms: Replacement of corroded piping, worn facilities and tiling in 4 bathrooms.
  2. Electrical wiring: Rewiring of the building. The faulty and hazardous old wiring being a health and fire hazard.
  3. Painting: Both the outside and inside of the building are in need of painting.  

BASIC NEEDS PROJECT

The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon has for a long time been a supporter of Bethany Home, assisting with fundraising and identifying donors that contribute to the ongoing supply of:

  • Basic food stuffs for the women and their children such as canned food, maize meal and vegetables.
  • Toiletries, clothing and other personal items for the women and their children
  • The identification of training opportunities for the women that will lead to job opportunities that are essential to their self-sustenance once they are able to leave the shelter.

If you are willing to assist with a donation of any of the above items or wish to participate in the Bethany Home Charity Golf day please click through to  “Contact Us” and send an email to the Service Projects Director, who will contact you to answer your queries and/or make appropriate arrangements.

Section 18A Certificates and B-BBEE Points for Corporate Scorecards

Because Bethany Home is a registered Public Benefit Organisation, donors are able to secure Section 18A certificates for cash donations made to Bethany Home. In addition, because more than 75% of the beneficiaries at Bethany Home are Black Persons in terms of the B-BBEE codes of good practice, donors can also secure points on their corporate B-BBEE scorecard. For assistance in donating to Bethany Home, please contact the Service Projects Director.

Gerald Fitzpatrick Home for the Aged

“Christmas in July”

Founded in 1933, the mission of the Gerald Fitzpatrick Home is to provide a self, sustaining, independent and secure home for elderly ladies of limited means. The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon supports this NPO by assisting with fundraising and identifying donors that contribute to the ongoing supply of vegetables and milk.

In July of each year the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon organises a “Christmas in July” lunch for the ladies, providing a turkey dinner, Christmas pudding and entertainment. A small celebration for the ladies that is looked forward to each year.

Read more about Gerald Fitzpatrick Home.

Retina SA – Ride for Sight

Retina South Africa’s mission as a non-profit organisation (NPO 003-184), self-help organisation is to restore the wonderful gift of sight to young children and adults living with low or degenerating vision or blindness caused by genetic retinal eye conditions. For 30 years we have pursued this dream and through the miracle of modern day medical science a proven ‘CURE IS IN SIGHT’. We will continue to push forward and provide invaluable information, knowledge, know- how and support to thousands of South Africans and many more Africans, who will benefit, to maximise and preserve their existing vision and to help them live fruitful and productive lives. We will not stop until all forms of genetic retinal eye conditions are cured and then, and only then will we close our doors.

Since the inception of the project in 1989, the Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon has been providing volunteer street marshals for the annual Dischem “Ride for Sight” fundraising cycle race held on the streets of Boksburg in February of each year. From humble beginnings in the early 1990’s this event has become a major event on the cycling calendar attracting thousands of riders.

Read more about Retina SA.

Rotary Family Health Days

In partnership with Department of health and other Corporate sponsors, Rotary arrange annually for the health screening and testing of individuals from communities who do not have access to basic medical services.

Our club, along with other Rotary clubs, establishes and operates medical centres for this purpose and assists with the running of these events. Sponsors are needed to assist with the costs for transport to and from these centres and basic food supplies for the centres. (2017/2018 Budgeted Cost R15, 000)