Scooters Pizza Franchise Helps Retina South Africa
Closeyour eyes for a few seconds and imagine being blind. Imagine not being able to see the faces of your loved ones, not being able to experience a beautiful sunrise, not being able to drive, choosing the career that you want, or even something as simple as not being able to see your own reflection in the mirror. Helen Keller said that the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
One organisation with great vision is Retina South Africa, a leading national registered non profit organisation, dedicated to finding the cause of and treatment for retinal degenerative disorders such as Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher Syndrome. As the only visually impaired charity actively involved in researching treatments for blindness and partial sightedness since their establishment in 1979, Retina South Africa not only promotes extensive research but also gives hope to individuals by providing awareness, education, support and counselling.
The foundation recently hosted a fundraising event, where the stage version of the hugely popular TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo, was held at the Kats Theatre in Kempton Park. All proceeds from the entertaining night went to Retina South Africa to help the fight against blindness. Scooters Pizza Kempton Park willingly jumped on board to give their support by donating ninety pizzas to keep the appetites of the audience feeling just as satisfied as the overall success of the evening.
Evangelos Kostoglou, owner of the Scooters Pizza Kempton Park store explains that giving back to the community is a crucial element to running a successful business, “Community involvement is an important activity which we take enormous pride in. At Scooters Pizza we believe if you are in the position to be able to make a difference in at least one person’s life, why not,” says Kostoglou.
Retina South Africa’s Marketing and Special Events Manager, Robert Kershaw was delighted by the outcome of the event as well as the support they received from Scooters Pizza. “We are extremely thankful to Scooters Pizza for their generous contribution to our Theatre Event and the fight against blindness. It is generous corporate sponsors like Scooters Pizzas, that makes our dream of vision for all a possibility,” concludes Kershaw.
For more information on Scooters Pizza, please visit the Scooters Pizza website at www.scooterspizza.co.za.