Club Wellness Initiatives
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Pretoria, South Africa and its members support a number of wellness initiatives to contribute to worthy community causes as part of its social responsibility drive. The club is not only a place where members connect, share and contribute to each other, but also to our community. And therefore the club is proud to be associated with very worthy charity organisations.
Bramley Children's Home
Having acquired property in 1950 in Groenkloof, Pretoria from the estate of late Mr. Bramley, the Bramley’s Children’s Home was established on 10 March 1954. This children’s home, under the auspices of the Child Welfare Tshwane NPO, provide vital services centered around risk assessment, family preservation and legal protection of vulnerable children.
Bramley Child & Youth Care Centre provides residential care for 52 children placed at the facility in terms of the Children’s Act. A holistic service is rendered which focuses on the physical, social, educational, spiritual and emotional care of the children. A weekend and holiday parent program provides these youngsters an opportunity to be part of a well-functioning family, and these bonds formed become very important to the children. An expansive volunteer program provides support in terms of homework and social needs and theytake care to include various extramural scholastic sport needs for the children.
Pathways-Pretoria is a non-profit organisation, initiated in August 2002 and co-founded by parents in their quest to find school accommodation for children with various disabilities. These parents found themselves frustrated with the lack of available information, assistance, services as well as a lack of appropriate facilities to cater for their children’s special needs. It was almost impossible to find a facility that was providing intensive one-on-one stimulation that was catering for the current needs of these children, as well as providing for their future needs and assisting them in becoming contributing members of society.
Currently the centre serves a total of a 110 learners, 70 children aged 3 – 15 and 40 young adults with varied needs. A staff of 2 principals, 13 teachers and 45 assistants provide services to these children. The centre has also employed three young adults with intellectual disabilities in the form of an administrative assistant and facilitators.
We recently expanded our scope of wellness initiatives which included both a blanket and a non-perishable food drives for the underprivileged and suffering community of Elandspoort. On a previous occasion our club members also opened their hearts for the Kitty and Puppy Haven rescue shelter that got gutted by a fire. Pet blankets and food were generously donated and handed over to the shelter.
We want to thank all our club members and partners that so generously and selflessly support our wellness initiatives. What a blessing it is to be able to give!
We welcome and encourage our members to keep supporting these extremely worthy causes. Keep an eye out for various initiatives throughout the year to actively engage and contribute to our affiliated wellness organisations and other charitable causes.