Family injured in car crash needs financial support


Northmead resident Jane Wagener is calling on the public to help cover hospital bills for the Branford family who are in stable condition in hospital after being involved in a car crash on December 26.

The family of five, who are former residents of Benoni, were involved in a head-on collision along the R514 in the northwest after traveling to a local gas station.

Two of the family members, the mother and her 12-year-old daughter, are still hospitalized and receiving medical treatment while three of the family members are discharged from the hospital.

According to Wagener, who is related to the family, the 33-year-old mother’s leg had to be amputated as a result of the accident and the daughter also suffers from serious injuries.

“The family was admitted to a hospital in the Northwest, but due to unsatisfactory treatment we had to transfer them to Sunshine Hospital in Actonville,” she said.

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“Parents are unemployed and unable to pay medical bills. To help the family, we sent messages to people asking for a donation of R100 to raise funds.

“I also recently held a raffle where people who sold tickets had a chance to win a five-day vacation to the South Coast after selling 100 tickets. Only one person was eligible and therefore won the award, ”she said.

Popular Afrikaans singer Rudi Claase of Rynfield also reached out to the family by offering two tickets to one of his shows this year as well as an all-expense-paid lunch with himself.
Classe said they decided to lend a hand after being approached by Wagener to sponsor them for the fundraising raffle.

“It is very sad for a family to experience such a tragedy one day after Christmas. There were children who were involved and they may not always understand why their parents couldn’t pick them up or hold them, ”Class said.

Wagener added that for their second draw, there are three prizes up for grabs, a seven day vacation at Seascape Lodge in Margate and the two prizes offered by Class.

The public is invited to support this noble cause in order to have a chance to win one of these prizes by simply donating R100 to the family account.

Account number: 1367230835, first and last name and branch code, 470010. Wagener indicated that the account is being monitored by an auditor.

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