Raising funds for MCSA

The members of M.A.D CPT, from left are Shaunwin Baadjies, Luke Wolf and Bioni Luis.
The members of M.A.D CPT, from left are Shaunwin Baadjies, Luke Wolf and Bioni Luis.

Missing Children South Africa (MCSA) has been identified as the beneficiary of the upcoming fundraising event, which is set to be hosted by M.A.D CPTIs it not M.A.D Cpt or Mad-A CPT? on Saturday 30 October.

Different local artists are expected to share the stage, entertaining crowds at 89 Long Street from 19:00.

Thomas Houghton-Dixon, the spokesperson for MCSA, says the non-profit organisation (NPO) is delighted to be on the receiving end of the fundraiser. He says people do not always think of MCSA.

“Funding remains our biggest need, and we rely solely on the goodwill of individuals and corporations for financial support. We provide our services free of charge to everyone who needs us, but sadly, we don’t necessarily enjoy the same privilege for our needs.”

He says their financial requirements often outweigh their resources and all donations are appreciated.

Thomas says MCSA works with various stakeholders to raise awareness and help find missing children. They operate nationally. He praises their social media following for the majority of their success stories. He says on Facebook alone they have more than 91 143 followers and 93 447 Likes – excluding the individual networks of board members, volunteers and other affiliates which Thomas says make for efficient, instant mass distribution of flyers, within moments of an need.

Bioni Luis, leader of Woodstock-based M.A.D CPT, says the idea of supporting this NPO “came from us being very concerned about what’s happening”.

He says they want to use what they do best – music, to create awareness and play a part in fighting violence.

According to Luis the line up for the fundraising event include DJ Jussie, Dream Seaker and C Charma, Arabella, Luxman, NattyD Dycee, Strife Blood, Tash Ay, Nu Vader Rayzer, Walume Boys, Taboo no Sliso, Next Generation and DJ Cairo to mention few.

V To donate visit http://missingchildren.org.za/page/donate/ or use SnapScan.

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