I know it sounds corny, but we LOVE children… (and animals, but this is a story for another time) and for the last few years, we have donated a special two night stay at Schoone Oordt to the Reach for a Dream Foundation. They use this as an auction item at their spectacular annual gala dinner to raise funds for their projects.
This year, their 11th annual Gala Dinner was held at The Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on Saturday, the 3rd of November. Along with delicious food prepared by chef Bertus Basson, the amazing Brooklyn Hip Hop Crew performed, comedian Nik Rabinowitz made everybody laugh and Michael Mol kept a tight rein over the proceedings. Not only was the event a huge amount of fun, but it helped to raise a great amount of money for an exceptionally good cause.
For 24 years, the Reach for a Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children. These children, between the ages of 3 and 18yrs, use their dreams to fight life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, leukaemia, cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy, kidney failure and HIV infections.
In the last year, thanks to generous donations, they have managed to fulfill 199 dreams, 31 outings attended by 758 children, 4 camps, 9 Queen For A Day projects, 6 Captain Courage projects, 76 hospital visits by our Jabulani clowns and 14 hostings for dream families from other regions.
Reach for a Dream enriches children’s lives by making their dreams come true and as a result, distracting them from the needles, medication and hospital environment that they deal with on a daily basis. These young children are under extreme pressure and are in desperate need of our encouragement. In addition, the foundation offers the child a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an illness.
They look forward to inspiring hope and bringing lots more smiles and laughter to their dream children in the year to come.
We’re so pleased that we could help just a little bit.