Mandela Day with The Chaeli Campaign
Following our call out 2 weeks ago for #MandelaDay, we want to say thank you to all the entrants.
The Chaeli Campaign has been selected and Magic828AM will be bringing MAGIC to their event held at the Blue Route Mall on Tuesday the 18th of July
Our #OutdoorBroadcast schedule for the day is:
– Graeme White 10:00 to 12:00
– Brian Oxley 12:00 to 15:00
The Chaeli Campaign is planning a Mandela Day Challenge activity on Tuesday July 18, at Blue Route Mall, Tokai from 10am to 5pm.
For R150 you can either sponsor a stationery kit; purchase stationery items which will be on display; or volunteer 67 minutes by making two HOPE bracelets which includes a funky purple streak in your hair for R67.
Interesting points to know about Chaeli Mycroft and The Chaeli Campaign:
- Chaeli Mycroft turns 24 in August.
- Her name is pronounced ‘Kylie’
- She was born with Cerebral Palsy and is a quadriplegic determined to make a life easier for other children with similar circumstances as herself.
- She is a mobility activist and at the age of 18 was awarded the Nobel Summit Medal for Social Activism in Chicago.
- The Chaeli Campaign was formed by Chaeli (aged 9) her sister (12) and three other young friends to raise funds to buy her a motorised wheelchair. Today, the organisation runs 7 programmes that benefits 7000 per year.
Her key principle is to assist children under the age of 18 with mobility and educational needs.
- She celebrated her 21st birthday on Mt Kilimanjaro becoming the world’s first quadriplegic to summit the Mountain (in a customised wheel chair)
- Chaeli won a gold medal at the Wheelchair Dancing World Cup in 2015
- Last year, Chaeli and a friend became the first wheel chair athletes to complete the Comrades marathon
- She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2015 with majors in Politics and Social Development and in December 2016 gained her Honours degree in Social Policy and Management.