Casual Day beneficiaries would like to thank public donors and fundraisers for their massive support for the project in 2015. The Casual Day theme for 2016 is Up Your Game and will be celebrated on Friday 2 September 2016.
Says Vanessa du Plessis, Casual Day project leader: “The public have been incredibly generous and we thank them. However, we must not be complacent in our understanding of the great need for funding in this area. Organisations in the disability sector are invited to register with us and raise funds for themselves via our infrastructure. We are embarking on a countrywide roadshow, so look out for one near you.
“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 – R18 million was raised by the NGO sector, while the remaining 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 also know that a portion of the funds go to running costs, but we keep them as low as possible,” she concludes.
Now in its 22nd year, Casual Day is the country’s foremost fundraising project for persons with disabilities and sponsored by the Edcon Group and supported by a number of corporates. Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA).
And now for 2016: Let the fun and games begin! 2016 is a year of sport and the public is invited to join in the activities.
Keep the flag flying to show your commitment to improving the world for persons with disabilities. Whatever you do, don’t let the side down.
Up Your Game for Persons with Disabilities.
You can contact the organisers of the project on 011 609 7006 or visit our website at www.casualday.co.za
The funds are raised as a result of a R10 donation for a Casual Day sticker.
Keep abreast of activities at Casual Day on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CasualDaySA