A HEALTH and beauty shop in Walmer is hosting a “facial marathon” on Saturday to raise funds for a six-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.
The pampering event where customers will receive a facial is at Elizabeth Place, Pickering Street in Newton Park at noon.
Lisheko Majola was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth, a condition in which there are disorders of movement, balance or posture caused by damage to parts of the brain.
Annique Health and Beauty consultant Cornel Havenga said the aim of the day was to raise enough money to put Lisheko into Aurora Special Care Centre’s residential unit for at least six months.
“She benefits from the daily programme at Aurora, and if she stays in the residence, she will receive 24 hour care, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, light therapy and music therapy.
“Lisekho’s mother, Fikiswa, will also be able to seek full-time employment and become financially independent,” Havenga said.
Lisheko was a premature baby, born at 26 weeks. She weighed 800 grams at birth and has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia.
She also suffers from epileptic fits.
“Her mother is single and unemployed but is very committed to her child and wants only the best for her.
“Fikiswa Majola carries her daughter to school each day all the way from Walmer Township to Walmer Downs.
“The conditions in the township are not suitable for a wheelchair-bound child,” she said.
Tickets cost R250.
ýFor more information contact Havenga on 083-654-7301.