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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Biggest fundraising and awareness creating project for persons with disabilities in SA to be celebrated on September 4.

“We got the spirit yes we do! We got the spirit how about you?” says the slogan for this year’s Casual Day to be celebrated on Friday, September 4. Allowing each and every South African to “join the team”, this fun-filled day provides the public with the opportunity of showing the world that they care about persons with disabilities for a donation of only R10.

Casual Day is the biggest fundraising and awareness creating project for persons with disabilities in South Africa. Every year on the first Friday of September people are asked to dress differently than they normally would, and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support.

The following National Welfare Organisations are beneficiaries of Casual Day: The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA); SA Federation for Mental Health; Disabled People South Africa (DPSA); Deaf Federation of SA (DEAFSA); Epilepsy SA, and SA National Council for the Blind.

These organisations represent about 400 different schools, homes and workshops for persons with disabilities. Every year more than 200 local welfare organisations participate in this project and raise funds for their own needs via the infrastructure of the project.

Show your support for persons with disabilities by donating only R10 for an official Casual Day sticker. These can be obtained from a participating welfare organisation (listed on the Casual Day website), any Absa Bank, any outlet of Game stores or order online at

For more information contact 012 663 8181, fax 012 663 8188, e-mail: or visit