With over 80 000 Bidvest employees and their families taking to the streets on Sunday 16 August, the sixth edition of the Bidvest Unity Walk was set to be a successful day of family fun for all those involved.
Taking place on the same day, at the same time, under the same company banner, the South African cities of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth were set alive with laughter and good spirits as the Bidvest employees and their families participated in a walk to raise awareness of the QuadPara Association of South Africa.
CE of The Bidvest Group, Brian Joffe expands on the QASA link to this event;
“We partnered with QASA with the aim of raising awareness of the charity. We have also committed to donating one wheelchair for every 75 employees that complete the walk as well as one wheelchair for every seven media people who walk. Today we walked for extraordinary people and it gives me great pleasure to say that we donated in excess of 300 wheelchairs.”
Says CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa, Ari Seirlis;
“Sahara Stadium was rocking to the sounds of Gangs of Ballet as the exhausted staff and families of Bidvest danced knowing that they made a difference to those in need of wheelchairs. QASA will honour Bidvest’s dream of mobilizing people with disabilities.”
Upon completion of the walk, all those involved enjoyed the entertainment provided by the likes of Cassper Nyovest at Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg; Gangs of Ballet at Sahara Stadium, Durban; Vincent Bones at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town and Danny K in Port Elizabeth at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre, South Campus.