Bloemfontein SAPS Air Wing collecting caps for charity

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Bloemfontein SAPS Air Wing collected caps for a good cause. PHOTO: Supplied

Moved by a school asking for plastic bottle caps to help buy wheelchairs for the less fortunate, a local police officer with a heart to help those in need started an initiative.

Sgt Henrietta Whiteley involved her Unit Commander and the entire Bloemfontein SAPS Air Wing, where she is stationed and collected bottle caps to help the underprivileged children with disabilities to get wheelchairs.

She landed over more than 40 000 bottle caps to the Mustang Wheelchair Rugby Club, with the hope of enabling the organisation to buy more wheelchairs for disabled children at the Tswellang Special School.

“I did not know a small thing, in the form of a plastic bottle cap, can make such a difference. This, in turn, is also contributing to keep the environment clean,” Sgt Whiteley said.

The handing over was done at the Bloemfontein SAPS Air Wing’s unit offices at the New Tempe Airport.  “This initiative will be rolled out to our police stations and that will surely bring smiles to the recipients,” she concluded.

Compiled by Bonolo Moloi

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