APPEAL Fund Lightning Strike 2013
|In anticipation of significant medical costs arising from the lightning incident on the 12 February, and as a result of the numerous offers of assistance from members of the wider King Edward family, it has been decided to immediately establish a fund that will be administered via our Educational Trust, bank account details below:
Std Bank Killarney
Br Code 007205
King Edward Educational Trust
International Deposits: SWIFT Address: SBZAZAJJ-Swift Code: 00720535
Donations to be referenced as `LightningFund` together with donor surname and initials. Ideally we would want to acknowledge donors, so unless anonymous donation , please e mail proof of payments with contact details to Mrs Winslow at the School on:email@example.com
I wish to express our sincere gratitude to all (corporates, schools and individuals) who have made a contribution to the 'Lightning Fund".
The response has been most positive to date.
I must however highlight that we now turn our energy to the specific plight of Mpetho Bidli who has remained in hospital since the incident on 12 February 2013. Mpetho has received wonderful care at Milpark Hospital in the ICU and Hi-Care facilities. The Hospital and staff have been most generous in their support.
Mpheto will, within the next few days, be transferred to a specialist rehabilitation facility in Auckland Park. Here he will receive extensive speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other specialist medical care. It is anticipated that he will initially need 6 weeks of treatment. A further assessment will then be done.
I draw your attention to the fact that the Bidli family do not have Medical Aid and that the costs for all his treatment to date and into the future will be hundreds of thousands of Rands. I therefore, once again, encourage you all to make a contribution to the "Lightning Fund" and encourage your family, friends and business associates to do the same.
Mpheto's cricketing skills had been identified by the Gauteng Cricket Board at an early age, motivated his admission to KES, in order to fully optimise his special talent. Mpheto has justified the GCB's faith in his ability as evident by his selection at the end of 2012 to the Gauteng Cricket Team and the SA Colts Team.
We are committed to ensuring that Mpetho has a full recovery and has the best medical care available.
Thank you once again for your tremendous support.
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