With Individuals, companies and organisations planning a variety of activities for Mandela Day on Monday, July 18th, the Directors at Rushmere Noach Attorneys asked the community of Port Elizabeth to celebrate Mandela Day by joining them and participating in the Reach for a Dream – Reach for Your Slippers campaign that took place on August the 5th.
Children from Reach for a Dream joined the staff at the Rushmere Noach premises on the 15th of July for a very special 67 minutes Mandela Day celebration with members of the firm leading all the fun activities and games. Delicious treats, a jumping castle and Pirate and Princess characters delighted the children aged 3 to 8.
Director, Liane Koorsse stated that the humbling aspirations of the children really tugged at the firm’s heartstrings. “For some, the dream is simply a trip to the Spur! With our theme and activities, we brought a little bit of magic and a whole lot of fun to their day – and thereby inspired hope.” “This is in collaboration with our support for the Reach for a Dream Slippers Campaign in support of the non-profit organization.”
The Reach for a Dream Foundation’s aim is to inspire hope in the lives of children faced with the challenges of a life-threatening illness and their annual ‘Reach for your Slippers’ Day was a great way to show support for just R10. Nelson Mandela himself said, “Let us reach out to the children. Let us do whatever we can to support their fight to rise above their suffering”. The funds and awareness raised through Slipper Day helped the non-profit put a smile on the face of a child.
Since 1988, the foundation has been assisting toddlers through to teens to combat the gravity of a serious disease by making dreams – from surprise birthday parties to laptops, and shopping sprees – come true. These realised fantasies temporarily allow kids to return to their childhood and leave the pain, stress and anxiety related to their poor health behind. After the inaugural drive raised R175 000 in KwaZulu-Natal in 2011, the team was so inspired by the great response that they expanded it nationwide. In 2012, the movement made over R1.3-million, and in 2014 a whopping R2.66-million was raised.
Rushmere Noach loved spreading the legacy of goodwill through our Mandela Day celebration and Reach for your Slippers involvement.