The Engen Racing Team showed their softer, caring side when they spent time with the brave young patients in the Specialist Burns Unit at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital on Thursday 3 October.
Engen’s long standing association and support of the Children’s Hospital Trust has been unwavering. For the past five years the county’s leading petroleum brand has been raising funds through various initiatives linked to its sponsorship programmes of Motorsport, Soccer and Cycling.
The driving force behind Engen’s on-going commitment to the facility’s Burns Rehabilitation Programme is their drive to assist in patient care for burns patients in need of specialist post-operative treatment.
”A burn injury inflicts both physical and mental anguish on a child and for this reason, the Burns Unit’s Rehabilitation Programme encompasses extensive therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, art and music therapy, aromatherapy and social services, all of which receive funding from Engen’s initiatives and we are most appreciative thereof,” commented Louise Driver, Chief Executive Officer of the Children’s Hospital Trust.
In Motorsport, the Engen Xtreme Team donates R150 for every championship point acquired by the drivers at each race meeting. After the team’s last performance in Johannesburg they had amassed 695 points for the season, resulting in an impressive donation of R104 250 to the Burns Unit.
Engen Xtreme Team driver and defending Super Series champion, Michael Stephen, remarked, “The visit to the Burns Unit and spending time with the children and parents is always a rewarding and touching experience. It’s great that we can show our support, and that Engen provides support by donating funds to the rehabilitation of these young burn victims.”