|Rika and family (with Linda Thornton)|
The Willowton Group, marketers of edible oil products, decided earlier this year to donate 4 million Rand (USD590,362, or E420,719) to 40 deserving charities throughout South Africa to commemorate its 40th anniversity. Three ceremonies will be held this month at which the selected charities will receive their cheques, the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of South Africa, being one of the lucky forty. This extremely generous donation was done by the company which is enjoying substantial growth in its industry, so as “not to forget the impoverished communities across the country”, said director Ali Akbar Moosa and chairman Abdul Razak Moosa.
President of the South African PWS Organisation, Rika du Plooy, and her colleagues, are “over the moon” with the donation, saying that this will certainly help to put PWS on the map in South Africa, and they will be promoting awareness of the syndrome in the hope to identify the many families where there is a child, or adult, yet undiagnosed and needing their help and support.
Congratulations, South Africa, from all at IPWSO!!