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Sandton, Gauteng, 4 April 2017 – WHOOOOSH!!!!! BLAM!!!!! The SPCA Sandton /Marlboro needs you! The sidekicks at Central City Comics (The newest comic book superstore to satisfy your geeky gifts and goodies needs) are here to help you BE A HERO!
Central City Comics is hosting their Be A Hero Launch Event on Free Comic Book Day on the 6th of May in support of the SPCA. Instead of just using the day to promote their store, Central City decided to take to heart what they love most about comics and the geeky lifestyle and use this day to be heroes and get other people to do the same.
“There is a superhero in all of us, we just need the courage to put on the cape.” – Superman
The Sandton/Marlboro SPCA is so close to their store that it’s the perfect way to give back. There will be stalls, food, Cosplay competitions for pets, kids and Cosplayers, discounts and FREE COMICS (T’s and C’s apply you can find these on the event page) But most of all there will be a chance to give back and support the SPCA and join the #CCHeroes community.
“The whole object of the day is to share our passion for the geek culture with new people while still helping a good cause and bringing awareness to the best sidekicks any hero could have, their pets.” – Stephen Lewis, Co-owner of Central City Comics.
Don your cape and join in a fun day for families, pets and people. Although entry is free we hope all our heroes will bring donations for the SPCA.
When: 6 May 2017
Where: Unit 6, Sandton Commercial Village, Cnr 7th & Marlboro Dr Sandton
Time: 10am – 4pm
How To Be A HERO?
- Come to the #CCHeroes day and make a donation to the SPCA, dog food, blankets, towels etc or you can make a monetary donation. Your donation will give you a 10% discount off any purchase from Central City Comics
- Get your Free Comic Books
- Enter your furry, pet sidekick into our pet Cosplay competition
- Enter your less furry child into our kids Cosplay competition
- Enter into the Cosplay competition (There will be a Comics category, Crafting Category, Other Category for animes, games etc and a Skit Category)
- Get artwork commissioned in our artist alley
- Enjoy the day and take lots of photos!
Why is Central City doing this?
Central City Comics was the dream of two guys who loved their comics, movies, toys, gadgets, zombies, sci-fi epics, costumes and general geekery. It was either become superheroes or open a comics and pop culture superstore. They went with the latter and established their own Fortress of Solitude, Batcave and Millennium Falcon all rolled into one. But they never forgot their dream of being superheroes and so want to launch their store and help the helpless, the animals of the SPCA Sandton/ Marlboro area which is five minutes away from the store.
“You are going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge, it won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.” – Commissioner Gordon
FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1134558056654431/
Quicket Event Link: http://qkt.io/D4dHIk
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Two young men performing a good deed caught the attention of RMA Mobile Clinic staff in Malawi. Rand Mutual (RMA) has provided them with training and they will soon be providing assistance to injured workers under RMA’s care in the greater Lilongwe and Blantyre districts.
“A number of RMA beneficiaries, who have been pensioned following occupational injuries in the mining and related industries, reside in neighbouring countries, including Malawi,” explains Dr Deodat Kritzinger, General Manager: Medical of RMA.
“Our RMA Mobile Clinic travels throughout Southern Africa, including to remote rural areas in South Africa and Malawi, each year visiting our beneficiaries to perform maintainance on their prosthetics and wheelchairs, or replace them, as needed.
“During the mobile prosthetic clinic’s annual trip to Malawi last year, two young men approached our team at Lilongwe to volunteer their assistance. They showed great enthusiasm in helping out in and around the clinic, and their compassion for RMA’s disabled beneficiaries was clearly evident.
“The young men, whose names are Rabson Zakalia and Fountain Kamanga, demonstrated a strong desire to help others, which strongly resonates with RMA’s ethos of caring, compassionate compensation. They showed such potential that our mobile clinic team motivated for them to come to South Africa for training so that they could continue their good work for the benefit of our Malawi pensioners,” Dr Kritzinger adds.
Rabson and Fountain received a month of training in basic healthcare, as well as administrative and reporting skills. This has empowered these young men to perform home visits that will expand the range of services available to RMA beneficiaries in and around the Lilongwe and Blantyre districts.
“They will be assisting with wound care, the maintenance of prosthetics and wheelchairs, as well as general health management. They will also be responsible for reporting back on our pensioners’ progress and any concerns they might have, and will help to expand the existing support services we provide for beneficiaries beyond South Africa’s borders,” Dr Kritzinger observes.
In the 122 years since RMA was founded to administer workers’ compensation, advances in health and safety regulations and industry-driven initiatives have made significant inroads in the prevention of occupational injuries. In heavy industry, however, accidents do still occur from time to time, and it is RMA’s role to provide ongoing medical treatment and compensation in accordance with the terms of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).
“As part of this responsibility, we have established a network of healthcare providers near our beneficiaries. If a disabled RMA pensioner needs to travel long distances to access healthcare, we offer assistance with their transport, both to and from the health facilities, to help make the process more convenient for them. Rabson and Fountain will provide a further layer of support and assistance,” Dr Kritzinger adds.
“Through training these two young men, who are trusted members of the community and fluent in the local language, as field workers we are confident that they will be well positioned to assist our beneficiaries and offer them greater convenience. We hope that these proactive and compassionate young men will inspire others with their community-mindedness. We wish them a bright future, and a long and fruitful relationship with RMA and its pensioners,” Dr Kritzinger concludes.
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