The 9th of September is International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day. This year, in support of this worthwhile initiative, Gerald Clark and Luna Paige will be banding together to raise funds and create awareness about this preventable disorder.
Working alongside the established Beyers Truter Foetal Alcohol-Syndrome and Interrelated Treatment Help Fund (FAITH), Clark will be launching his FAS-t Forward Project – an initiative aimed at raising funds to send young FAS-sufferers to the Equitots programme using ponies to strengthen the children in every aspect of their development, physically as well as cognitively.
This riding can be beneficial to almost anyone with any kind of special needs. Aside from the physical benefits of improved balance, posture, muscle tone and joint flexibility, it also develops attention span, reasoning skills, memory retention and a host of other cognitive functions.
It is Clark’s hope that his initiative will succeed in raising the funds necessary to make this incredible programme available to underprivileged FAS-sufferers, thereby giving them a fighting chance at becoming functioning members of society.
Join Clark and Paige at Beyerskloof Wine Estate at 08h30 on the 9th of September for live entertainment and a full English breakfast. There will also be a discussion session that will serve to highlight the many benefits in putting these children in contact with the Equitots programme and how the FAS-t Forward Initiative will use the funds they raise to provide neglected children with an equal opportunity for a better future.
The organisers ask that each person attending bring along a bell to ring at 09:09 on the 09/09 to ring in this momentous occasion and to symbolically represent the nine months that pregnant mothers should abstain from using alcohol.
Bookings can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please call 021 981 0195 OR 082 457 3334 for more information.
Launch of the FAS-t Forward Charity
Venue: Beyerskloof (Koelenhof 7605, Stellenbosch)
Start time: 08:30am
Date: 09 September 2013
Please note: Tickets can also be bought at Jade & Velvet stores.
Jade & Velvet outlets can be found at Tyger Valley (shop 56) and Somerset Mall (shop 37). If you buy at one of these two stores you will receive a R200 gift voucher which you will receive at Beyerskloof on the day of the event.
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