The season of giving is here and good-hearted people everywhere are doing kind deeds to improve the lives of others. One grade one learner from Camps Bay Primary School’s Preparatory Campus jumped in on the action and collected thousands of plastic bottle caps as part of the school’s project in partner with Breadtags for Wheelchairs.

Declan Tucker is praised by friends and teachers alike for his dedication to the project. “When asked if he knows how many bottle caps he has collected thus far, Declan shyly says he stopped counting,” says Carol van der Spuy, head of PR at Camps Bay Primary.

Breadtags for Wheelchairs has been an active project at the Camps Bay school for over 10 years and through their partnership they have managed to convert their collected bottle caps and bread tags into 786 wheelchairs.

Young Tucker is a shining example of dedication and enthusiasm, collecting thousands of bottle caps filling up huge bags for a good cause without expecting anything in return.

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“We are very proud to have been associated with this project over the years. It has played a role in helping our pupils learn the value of recycling from an early age whilst at the same time helping people with disabilities. Well done to Declan on his incredible individual achievement and a big thank you to all of those pupils who have also contributed over the years,” says Linda Murray, Camps Bay Preparatory Campus Head.

This charity accepts bread tags and bottle caps from do-gooders and recycles them once they reach a specific weight. The funds they earn with the recycling is then used to purchase wheelchairs for those in need. Wheelchairs can cost over R1000 and many disabled people cannot afford it. Thanks to Breadtags for Wheelchairs, anyone can contribute to this worth cause without having to spend a lot.

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Article written by

Anita Froneman