Down Syndrome Association presents "Under An African Sky" Fundraiser
Date: Saturday, 13 July 2019 - Sunday, 14 July 2019
Price: R 450.00
Venue: African Beer Emporium View map
- Doors open: 18:00
- Show Starts: 18:00
- Show Ends: 02:00
About this event:Ladies and gentleman,
Please join us for an exclusive black tie dance and dinner to celebrate all persons with Down Syndrome Under An African Sky in Pretoria Central.
What to expect:
- Welcoming drink
- 3 course dinner
- Live entertainment
- Francois van Coke
- Schalk Bezuidenhout
- Ariel & Juana Jazz Ensemble
- MC & Auctioneer King Nqoba
- DJ Half 'n Half
After the main course, our wonderful host Nqoba "King Nqoba" Ngcobo will be auctioning a couple of items, all proceeds will go towards the Down Syndrome Association of Pretoria.
There is plenty of SAFE AND FREE PARKING at the venue, alternatively also feel free to Uber or Taxify to the event if you are going to have a couple of drinks.
More on Down Syndrome:
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition, caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. There is no predilection for race, religion, creed or socio-economic grouping. The importance of early diagnosis is paramount in order for the baby to receive early intervention. As persons with Down syndrome historically have been marginalised in every sphere of life, there is a great need for awareness to be increased.
Persons with Down syndrome get judged before being met by just their diagnosis. Their ability and potential is often decided by individuals who believe they have a ‘great understanding’ of Down syndrome. Drs often apologise to new parents instead of congratulating them; crèches often turn babies and toddlers away, schools turn children away, companies turn perspective employees away; all because of the diagnosis. The potential of persons with Down syndrome is being realized within South Africa but at a very slow pace.
The Down Syndrome Association Pretoria/Tshwane works hard at breaking the stigma and mindsets, creating awareness about the potential of persons with Down syndrome and their abilities, working tirelessly to open doors in schools and in businesses. We provide support to families from diagnosis through adulthood, support to babies and children with Down syndrome in the form of therapies and literacy programmes and support to young adults and adults in the form of our school to work
programme and sports as well as socials for the children, families and adults with Down syndrome.
Events such as this Black Tie Event help us to raise funds necessary to sustain our vital services to the many families who depend on us.