For the past 14 years, the Carel du Toit Centre has hosted its Annual 5km Fun Walk on the premises of Tygerberg Hospital in Parow. The 2017 event takes place on Sunday, 23 April and we hope you will sign-up in numbers supporting our event. So come and sign-up and join the fun, enjoying our lucky drawers, good music and loads to eat. See you at our Fun Walk, SUPER EXITED !!!!!!Last year 1337 walkers brought their high spirits and an incredible R118 000 was raised, thanks to the mass of people who participated and to the sponsors who came on board to help fund the costs or give in kind or their products and services.
The Carel du Toit Centre is reliant on event support from publics, as well as the fundraising initiatives of the Carel du Toit Trust, to maintain the services provided for hearing impaired children, who seek the opportunity to learn to speak from this only centre of its kind in the Western Cape. Each year, this 5km Fun Walk has not only grown in numbers entering and monies raised but also in over-whelming support from local businesses and corporates. While some partnerships are new, there are many corporates that have been committed supporters for years and we are fortunate and honoured to experience their unwavering generosity year in and year out.
At the Carel du Toit Centre, not all learners’ families are able to afford the financial costs of hearing technology, specialised schooling, therapeutic support and transport costs, and as with all school facilities, there are administration costs and building structures that need maintenance.
Children with hearing loss have special educational needs and any degree of hearing loss in childhood is a neuro-developmental emergency. The Carel du Toit Centre offers a well-rounded pre-primary school service for hearing impaired children, as well as a foundation phase from Grade 1 to Grade 3 in English and Afrikaans, following the National CAPS Curriculum. Other critical services include audiology, speech therapy, early intervention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and an on-site medical social worker to support each family unit.
By supporting the Centre, in any way, a hearing impaired child is given a new path in life – a path that will yield a very different life potential.
The following sponsors of the Carel du Toit Centre’s 5km Fun Walk of 2016 contributed hugely to the overall success of the event and we are most grateful for their contributions:
- Antoinette Lategan
- Bobby’s Corner Boeries
- Bowman Ingredients
- Coca-Cola Canners
- Dare 2 Care NGK Proteahoogte
- Hanco Packaging Cape
- Imraahn Mukaddam
- Interact Society of The Settlers High School
- K3 Water & Energy Sachets
- Peninsula Beverages Company (Pty) Ltd
- Pioneer Foods
- Quarterdeck Restaurant at the GrandWest Casino
- Rush SA
- Shumani Mills Communications
- Tafelberg Furnishers
The Centre is already putting thought into how to go bigger and better for 2017 and with the continued backing of our incredible supporters, we have every faith that our next Fun Walk will be fruitful.