Adidas generously donates footwear and winterwear to healthcare workers
A major highlight during this period with a global pandemic has been the donation from Adidas South Africa of over 2700 pairs of footwear and fleece tops. This donation is earmarked for public healthcare workers serving in the Cape Town, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal Metro Health Services.
Giving the opening remarks at the handover ceremony at the Bellville Health Park, our CEO Harry Foundation said “our mission is to promote health and wellness by facilitating innovative partnerships and mobilising resources for priority public healthcare projects”.
Speaking on behalf Adidas South Africa, Roddy van Breda said, “it’s our privilege to give back to the healthcare professionals, who work tirelessly every day, protecting and caring for our people. As winter approaches, we’re mindful of the conditions they work in, as well as their commute to work, which is why we’ve donated both footwear and fleece jackets, in an effort to keep these amazing women and men warm and comfortable as they go about their important work”.
Premier Winde said: “Healthcare workers are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and we thank them for their selfless service throughout this time. This pandemic has seen a huge outpouring of support and assistance from the private sector and we thank Adidas for their generous donation, helping to keep our healthcare workers more comfortable this Winter, and during long hours on their feet.”.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Adidas South Africa for the difference they will indeed make in the lives of our valued healthcare workers and wish them well in their future endeavours.