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Salsa and Tango evening on 20 October a huge success

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The Salsa and Tango evening on 20 October was a huge success.  R23 000-00 raised - your support is greatly appreciated and you are helping us to make a difference in the lives of so many children.

With your support, we managed to raise R23 000-00!!!  Your support is greatly appreciated and you are helping us to make a difference in the lives of so many children and we would like to thank you for enjoying the evening with us and to everyone below for their support.

Harold King – Event Co-ordinator, fundraiser and dance instructor
The River Club – Venue and snacks
Regan Christmas and the dancers from The Salsa Studio
Mark Hoeben and dancers from TangoCapeTown
Sound Events – Sound and lighting
Amanda Rasch and Nathan Fredericks - Charisma Dance Company
Don Clifford – Singer

Aesthetics Beauty Salon   *   Appletiser   *   Aroma Liquors   *   Aspen Flowers   *   Cafe Erte    *   Chiccos Restaurant   *   Dogon Properties   *   Easylife Kitchens Tygervalley   *   Exclusive Books   *   Fego Caffe   *   Helen Mellon   *   Howard Davis Classic Yacht Sailing   *   La Perla Restaurant   *   M’Hudi Wines   *   Marieke Snyman – Journalist and Photographer   *   Mariners Wharf Restaurant   *   Mario’s Restaurant   *   Meerlust Wine Estate   *   Meltz   *   Newscafe (Artscape)   *   Ocean Basket Sea Point   *   Ocean Room Hair Salon   *   Pam Golding   *   Paul Du Toit   *   Pick ‘n Pay   *   Posticino Restaurant   *   Primi Piati   *   Red Bull   *   Rickety Bridge   *   Salt Restaurant   *   Saul Radomsky   *   Sauls Group   *   Societi Bistro   *   Sorbet Face Body Professionals   *   Starke Ayres Nursery   *   Steven Rom Liquor Merchants   *   Sunset Pharmacy   *   Table Mountain Aerial Cableway   *   The Book Lounge   *   The Grand   *   The Rose Farm   *   Timeless Africa Safaris   *   Upbeat Music   *   Video Magic Sea Point   *   Waterfront Boats   *   Wine Worx   *   Zenzero Restaurant

If you would like the contact information of any of the dance schools, service providers or supporters, please contact me and I will gladly give you their information.  Please also visit http://www.amybiehl.co.za/archives/1664 for an update and links to photos and supporters.

Remember, you can support the Foundation by buying Amy’s Bread and Amy’s Wine at Pick ‘n Pay stores, Amy’s Rose through the Foundation or at Ludwig’s in Stellenbosch or sign up for a MyVillage card (application form attached).  It’s free and all you have to do is swipe it at Woolworths and other participating stores.

The Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Cape Town whose programmes are designed to develop and empower 5-18 year old youth in the townships and contribute to community building efforts as a mechanism to reduce the levels of crime, gangs, drug abuse, HIV Aids and violence in these areas and to give these children a brighter future. This is achieved by providing educational and cultural activities that offer students healthy alternatives to crime, drugs, sex, idleness and negative influences and unlocks their creative talent with the aim of giving them opportunities to become future leaders, entrepreneurs and well rounded citizens in a global society. Our programmes currently reach over 1 500 children every week, and include:

·         After School Care

·         Music including Violin, Guitar, Recorder, Marimba, Choral Singing and Brass

·         HIV/AIDS Peer Education & Prevention 

·         Creative Arts including Painting, Pottery, Beading, Drama and Dance - Kwaito, Modern, Contemporary, Traditional and Ballet

·         Greening and Environment  

·         Youth Reading Role Model Literacy

·         Life Skills - Computer literacy & filming

·         Sport including soccer, hockey, swimming, diving, netball, kickboxing, cricket and the only Golf Driving Range in a township

These programmes place a focus on the creative side of the children’s brains, and supplement the shortcomings of the educational systems.  There are great inadequacies in the impoverished township schools in which we work, creating a dire need for our programmes.  During the course of the school day many students are not given the opportunity to tap into the creative side of their brain.  Every year the Western Cape has an influx of over 80 000 people from across South Africa and Africa.  This influx creates huge pressures on the Province’s already thin resources and infrastructure. Through our programmes we allow children to supplement what they learn during the course of the school day with creative programmes that let them express themselves and think freely in an imaginative environment. Providing these students with meaningful opportunities helps to grow the economy moving forward, as the next generation will be better equipped to deal with the challenges of tomorrow. 

Together we can make a difference!   Once again, many, many thanks.

Kind regards
Ilchen Retief
PR, Events & Fundraising Manager
Amy Biehl Foundation
Tel: 021 462 5052
E-mail: ilchen@amybiehl.co.za

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