At the cheque handover, from left are: Gavin Wiffen (SAIRAC); Elbrecht Oswald (SAIRAC Cape Town chairman); Keri Delport (Autism Western Cape); and Alison Ruppert (AWC).
On 1 June, representatives from the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC)’s Cape Town centre headed to the Autism Western Cape (AWC) offices to officially hand over the donation on behalf of the association. Centre chairman, Elbrecht Oswald and Gavin Wiffen (entertainment coordinator), presented the cheque to Keri Delport and Alison Ruppert of AWC.
Every year, the Cape Town centre holds a raffle during its annual lunch and donates the proceeds to a worthy cause. During the November 2017 event, local SAIRAC members dug deep into their pockets and raised R8 500 for the charity.
A different beneficiary is chosen each year.
AWC is an organisation that connects families affected by the autism spectrum disorder to services, facilities and support. Their vision is to empower individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), their families, communities working towards inclusion through acceptance, advocacy, education, awareness and support.