Living in a self-help centre allows the residents to take control of and be responsible for their lives. It comes with a huge amount of responsibility and it is a lot of hard work to manage and sustain the Centre. The residents live in what is basically a communal home for wheelchair users and combine their various skills to ensure the smooth running of the self-help centre.

In order to raise funds over the years, the Centre has held concerts featuring some of the biggest names in the South African music industry including Kurt Darren, Gerrie Pretorius, Nianell, Juanita du Plessis etc. These concerts brought in vitally needed funds but such successes is extremely difficult to duplicate. For this reason other fundraising initiatives is crucial for the Centre like our Club 500 project which brings in a steady monthly income. We hosts an annual golf day as well as a monthly bookstall and also a small business project of Hiring Supplies for parties, functions etc.

We are determined to succeed in our endeavors, we are sustained by a small state subsidy, donations and various fundraising projects.Over the years we received tremendous support from the local community and also sometimes received financial assistance from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund.

We struggle financially, because the income of our fundraising endeavours can’t always keep up with the financial demands of the running expenses of the house, which includes maintenance, transport, living expenses, employing staff without whom we could not operate and the usual utilities and expenses that go with running a home.

It is also important for potential donors to know that Andries Olivier Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre is approved for Income Tax Exemption in terms of Section 18A which meas that any financial donation is Tax refundable.

Please have a look at all our fundraising projects:

We foster great vision for ourselves and strive to be equal contributors to society and the economy. We don’t want handouts, but seek assistance from you and or your business/organization in realizing our vision. Please partner with us and in so doing help secure our existence and those of future residents. We thank you!

Durbanville Quad Centre

Please feel free to visit us anytime at 18 Hafele Road, Durbanville, 7550. If you would like more information about The Durbanville Quad Centre, please do not hesitate to contact us on quads@telkomsa.net