Be part of Casual Day

2016-05-04 06:00
CASUAL DAY ambassadors are, from the left front: Khumo Moyane, Jonathan Groenewald and Nonhlanhla 'Adoword' Ntuli; back: Bongi Mdluli, Patrick Mashegwana, Taryn Zoe Gurr and Simba Gozo. Photo: Supplied

CASUAL DAY ambassadors are, from the left front: Khumo Moyane, Jonathan Groenewald and Nonhlanhla 'Adoword' Ntuli; back: Bongi Mdluli, Patrick Mashegwana, Taryn Zoe Gurr and Simba Gozo. Photo: Supplied

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THE South African public is again being challenged to open their hearts and support the Casual Day initiative in its ongoing mission to improve the lives of persons with disabilities.

The much-needed support boils down to purchasing a Casual Day sticker for R10. Proceeds raised go towards the beneficiaries Z persons with disabilities.

The 2016 Casual Day theme is Up your Game for Persons with Disabilities.

Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).

Vanessa du Plessis, Casual Day project leader, said members of the public continued to play a vital role in the success of the project.

“The members of the public have been incredibly generous and we thank them. Beneficiaries would like to thank public donors and fundraisers for their massive support for the project in 2015,” said Du Plessis.

Du Plessis encouraged organisations in the disability sector to register with Casual Day to enable them to also raise funds for themselves via the infrastructure.

“This funding will benefit thousands of persons with disabilities through the branches of its 12 beneficiary organisations in every region. The public donated an overall amount of R27 million and the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector raised R18 million, while R9 million was raised through the corporate sector. The beneficiaries of the funds, collected via a donation for a R10 sticker on the first Friday in September each year, include 500 schools and organisations that render services to persons with disabilities.

“In a spirit of transparency, the public must know that a portion of the funds go to running costs, but we keep it as low as possible,” said Du Plessis.

Road shows will be held with Casual Day ambassadors to rally support and raising awareness. The initiative will climax on 2 September when scores of South Africans celebrate Casual Day.

Contact the organisers on 011-609-7006 or visit www.casualday.co.za

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