Peggy Mars of Wheel Well has been nominated for the Woman of Stature Award 2019, Woman in Community.
Wishing her a richly deserved accolade for her tireless work to protect the littlest members of South African society when they are being transported on our roads.
We at SAIDI value her contribution to road safety for our babies and children.
This is a critical service she is providing as babies receive reconditioned baby seats at affordable prices to keep them safe when being transported.
It has long been a passion in SAIDI too. As parents, how could we not care?
SAIDI’s National President is a voting member of the SABS Child safety restraint committee.
All baby and child seats imported to South Africa must legally comply with standards set by the European Union. As such, they are very expensive, although we agree that our children deserve nothing but the best with regard to being transported on our dangerous roads.
The fact is, most South African families cannot afford expensive imported safety restraints, no matter how much they love their babies.
That is where Wheel Well comes in.
Wheel Well gives out baby seats to low income families to keep their babies and children safe on the road and advise parents and care givers on the correct choice, installation and use of child seats.
Wheel Well receives donated child safety seats to create a “seat exchange” where lower income families can receive child restraints in return for an affordable donation. The seats are thoroughly cleaned and checked for defects before they put into stock. They encourage parents to return the seats once outgrown to perpetuate the cycle.
We at SAIDI strongly encourage those who have child restraints they no longer need, to donate them to Wheel Well to assist them to assist the next generation to stay alive when travelling. Donations are desperately needed to continue offering this wonderful service.
Nominee for Women of Stature Award – Peggy Mars