Ball fund-raiser held for deaf awareness

2016-08-02 06:00
Janie Erasmus, Miss Deaf SA 2015 and Miss Deaf World 2016 will be one of the guest speakers at the ball.          Photo: Kalisha Naicker

Janie Erasmus, Miss Deaf SA 2015 and Miss Deaf World 2016 will be one of the guest speakers at the ball. Photo: Kalisha Naicker

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SEPTEMBER is Deaf Awareness Month and Miss Deaf SA (MDSA) and its sponsors will be holding a masquerade ball at the Kloof Country Club on 17 September to raise funds for the Decibel Cochlear Campaign. Speaking to the Fever Sonel Steyn, KZN MDSA regional fund-raising manager said the directors and management team recently redirected their vision to raise funds for cochlear implant instruments, and the Decibel Cochlear Campaign was born.
Campaign objectives:
• Create awareness about the Decibel Cochlear Campaign that can open a new world to hearing impaired people.
• Create awareness on the need for resources to restore disadvantaged people’s hearing.
• Mobilise resources and elicit public support, locally, nationally and internationally.
• Raise funds to annually restore the hearing of three candidates, who qualify for a cochlear implant in terms of this project.
• Communicate regularly with donors about the progress of the project.

She said the masquerade ball will be in the colours of the of the campaign - pink, purple and blue. Black and white can be used to compliment the theme colours, however, masks are compulsory.
Entertainment includes an auction where a variety of items will go under the hammer to raise extra funds for the campaign.

In addition, SA artists Emanuel Pietersen and Solette Els will entertain.
The Highway Men will also provide entertainment while dinner is served by Kloof Country Club (not included in ticket price).
Cost is R300 per couple or R200 single, welcome drink and goodie bag included.

For ticket payments or for more information, contact Sonel Tommy on 074 889 4715 or sonel. steyn1979@gmail.com

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