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Welcome to our blog

Welcome to our Blog! The Saint Giles blog will keep you updated on happenings, events and general information about persons with disabilities. Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions. We welcome all communication from our supporters. Yours in blogging Brenda Craig

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Win a CSB FitV Mountain Bike

Riding with a charity batch is a very special experience … By riding with Saint Giles you are riding for all those who can’t!  A place where able bodied and disabled people come together for the love of cycling and helping more disabled people.  For 66 years Saint Giles has been helping the disabled to live normal, productive lives. We do this through our work centre, a free remedial gym and our educational bursary trust for disabled secondary and tertiary…

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Join us for Mandela Day

On 18 July it is Mandela Day – do you want to remember his service (67 minutes) and help the disabled? There are a few ways you can be involved at Saint Giles: We have a Charity Shop – employees can collect their unwanted gently used items and donate them to the shop for resale and much needed funds; Our Remedial Exercise Gym for Disabled patients see about 60 people come through the doors between 7-10.30am. You are welcome to…

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Fidelity Security Foundation supports the disabled ?>

Fidelity Security Foundation supports the disabled

   Supports the Disabled     Fidelity Security Foundation NPC joined hands with Saint Giles in February this year when they donated a portion of their B-BBEE spend to the organisation. Thanks to their generous donation Saint Giles has made progress in the following areas: Our Remedial Exercise Therapy Gym has increased its numbers substantially:               Our Work Centre is doing well with two new customers and the possibility of employing another 15 disabled…

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Barriers to Free-Living for Seniors with Disability | Saint Giles ?>

Barriers to Free-Living for Seniors with Disability | Saint Giles

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines barriers as beyond physical hindrances. This covers all the factors and possible reasons in one’s physical environment, whether they are present or absent in certain situations that will limit or prevent functionality in an individual’s life. (https://unsplash.com/search/photos/wheelchair?photo=P3ePH4bnbcs) Some of these aspects include inaccessible environment, lack of useful and practical technology and devices, negative attitudes of normal people towards disabled individuals, and discrimination by the general public and its policies. For these apparent reasons, non-government…

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Our Wish List

While Saint Giles pays its disabled staff a fair and competitive hourly wage, some of the disabled staff are sole breadwinners for their families and find there is too much week left after payday. To help our staff we are appealing for donations for them such as: Toiletries (basic items such as sanitary pads, toilet paper, soap; toothpaste, lotion, etc) Tinned food or basic food stuffs (mealie meal, sugar, tea, coffee, milk, etc) Within the organisation there are also a…

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Tsogo Sun AMAShOVA Durban Classic

By Jean Erasmus I have been working at Saint Giles, a NPO for the Disabled for the past 4½ years. August 2016 saw me change my mindset with regards to my health and well-being. My lack of exercise and various other contributing factors, over the years, forced me to look at just how lucky I was, as an able-bodied person, compared to my fellow disabled employees. It was for this reason that I became a regular cyclist. One of Durban’s…

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Mandela Day 2017

“It is in your hands to make the world a better place,” said Nelson Mandela. And, on 18 July 2017 this is exactly what happened at Saint Giles. The staff and other companies joined together to make this a special day for the disabled. Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) took the refurbishment of the work centre canteen on as their Mandela Day project. They raised money through a company food sale and on the day served delicious briyani to the staff….

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