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News – Barker Unite
You may have noticed if you are a frequent reader of our newsletters or visitor to our website, that the Barker Team love doing good deeds, getting involved and giving back. So much so that we created our very own in-house joy givers and love spreaders, the “Barker Unite” team. The Barker Unite Team source people, places and causes that need help throughout the year.Read more
Mandela Day – 18th July 2017 is a great opportunity for each of us, however big or small, to make a difference in the world. This year, Barker Unite put together an initiative for the Princess Alice Adoption Home (PAAH); a facility of Jo’burg Child Welfare and a registered Non-Profit Organisation (000-566 NPO) and Public Benefits Organisation.Read more
Christmas is such a special time of the year for families and especially children. With this sentiment in mind, Barker Unite selected a project this year at ‘Thandanani, House of Refuge’, a registered charity organisation which falls under the banner of the Kingsway Centre of Concern. Thandanani was established to give hope to the lives of abandoned, abused, orphaned and neglected children. They currently provide refuge for 25 children, who have arrived at Thandanani through the court, school or church, in order to receive aid.Read more
The name Qhubeka has been an active topic of late with the Dimension Data Qhubeka Team doing so well at the current Tour De France, what a privilege it was to be part of the Qhubeka Bicycle handover in Orlando East. Sixty shiny and new green Dimension Data Qhubeka Bicycles were handed over to the learners of Selelekele High School at Orlando Communal Hall.Read more
The Barker team definitely “spread the love” this morning for their annual Mandela Day 67mins of service. This year’s theme of a “Hug in a Mug”, saw the team put together 67 soup cups which were filled with soup sachets and a sachet of coffee to warm 67 bellies.Read more
Barker Insurance BIB Unite team visited Nazareth House on the 22nd of March 2016, just in time to spread some love before the Easter weekend. Nazareth House has become a well-known place of safety for many, including abandoned children, terminally ill and impoverished adults, and the elderly.Read more
Toward the end of 2015, Redhill student Dominique Pretorius sent out an appeal for a project that the Grade 7’s were assigned. The project was called The Leavers Legacy Project. The motivation of the Leavers Legacy Project is to leave behind something great for others less fortunate.Read more
The BIB Unite committee was given an opportunity to help the hard working midwives at the Hillbrow MOU (Maternity Obstetric Unit) as part of our BIB Unite 2015 Christmas Initiative.
Trudi Peters, who is one of our valued clients and resident reflexologist at the office qualified to become a Doula this year. For those that are unfamiliar with the term, a Doula is a women who gives help, support, and advice to another woman during pregnancy, during and after the birth. Trudi then decided to generously volunteer her time at the Hillbrow MOU on a regular basis.
A valued BIB client, Jacques Lombard approached us in July this year with regards to his son Dan who had broken his neck during a rugby practice in 2008 and was left a C5 Quadriplegic. Dan, a huge rugby enthusiast, has not let his disability get in the way of his passion and continues to be actively involved in the game. His involvements and achievements in Rugby include Writer for BLOU Magazine, MWP Media, Game on Magazine; BA (Hons) Journalism – University of Pretoria; PBHS Rugby Coach; Blue Bulls BokSmart Ambassador; Found of Rugbyfromawheelchair and many many more.Read more