Humanitarian organisation, the Gift of the Givers has come to the aid of the netball team involved in a tragic bus accident that occurred on Sunday in Aberdeen in the Eastern Cape. This was at the request of the province’s MEC of Sports, Arts and Culture Fezeka Nkomonye.
Three players, all teenagers and one official passed away in the crash, whilst eight others were critically injured and have been admitted to three hospitals.
The team was on its way to participate in a netball tournament in Cape Town.
“Our teams immediately came onto the scene. We’ve been in contact with the MEC of Sports who asked us. The players are very traumatised. When we got here they told us they were hungry. We provided them immediately with a hot, nutritious meal, we provided them with counselling where our counsellor saw the last one at 11 o’clock last night. We’ve spoken to the players’ parents at home to ensure them that the Gift of the Givers will look after them, to assist them and to make sure they get home safely. Beyond this, we’ll be assisting them with memorial service and for the funeral arrangements as well,” says Ali Sablay, Gift of the Givers Project Manager.
Our team prepares refreshments for the bus accident survivors. They are still grieving, traumatized, and terrified of returning home.#GiftoftheGivers #MakeADifference #ForTheGreaterGood #DisasterResponse #EasternCape #SouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/pusFaKm9KN
— Gift of the Givers (@GiftoftheGivers) December 6, 2021
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