Posts by Andrea Vinassa

Disadvantaged Communities in Mpumalanga to benefit from Casual Day funds raised in the province

Casual Day donors and fundraisers were honoured at the annual Casual Day award’s ceremony for Mpumalanga, held yesterday [1 March] at The Arena, Emnotweni Casino in Mbombela. The event was jointly hosted by the Mpumalanga Association for Persons with Disabilities and the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa, the owner and manager of the project. Various prominent Mpumalanga organisations were thanked for their fundraising efforts …

Free State APD raises most Casual Day funds in province

The organisation that raised the most donations for Casual Day in the province is the Free State Association for Persons with Disabilities (FS APD), raising donations of R105 110. The funds raised will be used to purchase much-needed assistive devices for children and adults with disabilities. Funds will also go towards a range of children’s care centres and projects in disadvantaged communities …

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Western Cape APD raises R183 525 for Casual Day

The organisation that raised the most donations for Casual Day in 2015 in the province is the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (WCAPD) in Milnerton, raising R183 525. According to WCAPD fundraiser Esme Bronkhorst, the funds raised will be used to purchase much-needed assistive devices for children and adults with disabilities. Funds will also go towards a range of children’s care centres and projects in disadvantaged communities …

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Cape Town Show & Tell entertained by Filia School Brass Band

The top Cape Town performers in the Casual Day campaign for 2015 were announced at the project’s awards breakfast at the Table Bay Hotel last week (12 February). The function honoured the thousands of volunteers and participants who assist in raising donations for the disability sector. The highlight of the day was a performance by the Filia School Brass Band. Music is an important part of the curriculum, according to Deputy Headmaster Anthony Meyer. In addition, the school raised R131 885 for Casual Day through their supporters. “Filia School is a school for learners with disabilities in Goodwood and they were the only school to be invited to attend Parliament on Casual Day last year. The children cannot read music, but the school curriculum has been changed to enable them to learn by sound. Each learner starts off by learning the drums, and then progresses to playing the trumpet and finally, the trombone.” A portion of the money raised will go toward purchasing more instruments and assisting the band to get gigs …

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Casual Day – thank you South Africa!

Millions of South Africans celebrated Casual Day last week (Friday, 4 September). Participants wore their stickers and used their imagination to express the theme, Spring into Action.

Says project leader Vanessa du Plessis: “We would like to thank our sponsor, Edcon, and all South Africans for their generosity and willingness to reflect on the purpose of Casual Day: to raise funds and awareness for persons with disabilities.

“However, it is important for us to keep the magic of Casual Day alive throughout the year. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA). At the core of the organisation is creating awareness of the human rights of persons with disabilities – it is a 365 day per year task. With the world economy in turmoil, there is a decline in funding for public benefit organisations from corporations and government.

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Casual Day ambassadors to be honoured at the Tributes Excellence Awards

Four Casual Day ambassadors will be honoured at the upcoming Tributes Excellence Awards, which honours women with disabilities. Lois Strachan, Jabulile Ngwenya, Terry Ann Adams and Bongi Mdluli have been selected …

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Global Icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka Shows Support

Yvonne Chaka Chaka recently became one of several celebrities to endorse Casual Day, South Africa’s foremost fundraiser for persons with […]

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SIMONé BOTHA

Former Miss Deaf South Africa and professional ballet dancer Simoné Botha has been appointed as a Casual Day ambassador. The […]

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JABULILE NGWENYA

Jabulile Ngwenya is a versatile communicator and content creator with a keen eye for strategy and detail. Born deaf, Jabulile […]

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March for Disability Awareness – Mthatha

Casual Day mascot, Able, last week lead a march through the streets of Mthatha to raise awareness for the fundraising […]

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