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    Non-profit Organisation 035-074-NPO 73 Van der Stel Street, Oakdale, Bellville 7530 Mobile Marijke Vermaak: 081 270 9493 Tel: 021 919 8533 - Fax: 021 919 8266 projects@downwc.co.za www.downwc.co.za Public Benefit Organisation Nr: 930011017 - Section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1982 - DSAWC is exempt from Income Tax   INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 17 th  ANNUAL CYCLING TOUR IN AID OF THE DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION WESTERN CAPE Dear Sir / Madam Thank you very much for considering our proposal to assist the Mountain View Cycle Club in aid of the Down Syndrome Association Western Cape   (DSAWC). Your contribution will make a big difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome (DS) and help us to continue to provide our specialised services. Background Down syndrome (DS) is the most frequent of all chromosomal abnormalities arising at the time of conception. It is not a disease and this purely random occurrence happens in 1 in 1000 births in South Africa  –  traversing all nationalities and backgrounds. The Down Syndrome Association Western Cape was formed in 1976 and offers a variety of services across the Western Cape. We support people with Down syndrome (DS), others with similar intellectual disabilities, as well as their families. Our Focus Our services and programmes are aimed at improving the quality of life for ALL people with Down syndrome, helping them find their purpose and take their rightful place in society. This include social work services, early childhood development, workshops for young adults with DS and outreach programmes in the rural, poverty stricken and previously disadvantaged communities. We encourage people with DS to develop to their full potential, using their skills and abilities to contribute in their communities. In this way we strive to create awareness and promote the idea that they have the right to live with independence, dignity, respect and security as valued adults and full citizens in our society. The organisation also believes it is vital to educate and support the families of people with Down syndrome and hosts regular talks, information sessions and parent support groups. We are proud that DSAWC is now reaching more than 511 direct, as well as more than 4000 indirect beneficiaries annually and have grown tremendously in its 41 years of existence.    Non-profit Organisation 035-074-NPO 73 Van der Stel Street, Oakdale, Bellville 7530 Mobile Marijke Vermaak: 081 270 9493 Tel: 021 919 8533 - Fax: 021 919 8266 projects@downwc.co.za www.downwc.co.za Public Benefit Organisation Nr: 930011017 - Section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1982 - DSAWC is exempt from Income Tax    Annual Cycling Tour The Mountain View Cycle Club is taking part in a fundraising cycling tour in aid of the Down Syndrome Association Western Cape. For the last 17 years we have been the beneficiaries of the Mountain View Cycling Club (Goodwood), while they cycle annually all the way from Bellville to Mossel Bay. We stop at various towns to create awareness, while we visit schools, churches and corporates, who all participate and support this event. This year the tour will take place from the 27 th  February to the 4 th  of March 2017. It will consist out of a group of nine cyclists, two DSAWC personnel, as well as one young man with Down syndrome (Jody Adams) who has an exceptional singing talent and who will be performing along the way.   The 2017 tour is also particularly special, as it is the launch of our new brand. Challenges and Solutions The Down Syndrome Association Western Cape was established by a group of parents (with children with DS) and volunteers. Since its inception it has largely been dependant on its community for support. Although the government does provide some financial aid, it contributes to less than a quarter of the organisation’s  annual needs. For this reason the organisation continually strives to create sustainable fundraising initiatives, in partnership with the greater community and corporate donors, of which the annual cycling tour is a huge contributor to our resources. Our Aim The aim of this tour is twofold:    One: Creating awareness amongst people, including schools, the business sector and communities    Two: Raising funds to assist those affected by Down syndrome through our programmes.    Non-profit Organisation 035-074-NPO 73 Van der Stel Street, Oakdale, Bellville 7530 Mobile Marijke Vermaak: 081 270 9493 Tel: 021 919 8533 - Fax: 021 919 8266 projects@downwc.co.za www.downwc.co.za Public Benefit Organisation Nr: 930011017 - Section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1982 - DSAWC is exempt from Income Tax   Your Contribution This year we want to invite all our current supporters, new supporters and those who are just looking where they can make a difference, to invest in the work that we do and to help us make this the most successful tour since 2001. You can contribute by making a financial contribution, donating food (coffee, snacks for energy and refreshments), as well as sponsoring fuel for the vehicles accompanying the cyclists. This will help us to limit the tour expenses and ensure that all the money collected can be used to support our cause of serving people with DS and their families throughout the Western Cape. DSAWC will also provide feedback to donors on how their contributions were utilised. The organisation is committed to a process that is associated with transparency, growth, development and empowerment. Benefits to Donors 1.   BEE Benefits DSAWC will provide donors with a copy of our BEE certificate as well our client demographics; ensuring that our donors receive maximum benefits for their social responsibility contribution. 2.   Media Exposure The Down Syndrome Association Western Cape enjoys great support and goodwill from local print and broadcast media and can negotiate exposure for donors. Every year the Tygerbuger paper covers the DSAWC Cycling Tour. We will also mention donors in our social media posts during the event. 3.   Tax Benefits DSAWC is a registered Section 18 (A) organisation and all donors can request a Section 18 (A) tax certificate. Donations are deductible from your taxable income, up to a maximum of 10 % of taxable income.    Non-profit Organisation 035-074-NPO 73 Van der Stel Street, Oakdale, Bellville 7530 Mobile Marijke Vermaak: 081 270 9493 Tel: 021 919 8533 - Fax: 021 919 8266 projects@downwc.co.za www.downwc.co.za Public Benefit Organisation Nr: 930011017 - Section 18A of the Income Tax Act 1982 - DSAWC is exempt from Income Tax   Banking details Down Syndrome Association Western Cape ABSA Sanbel Branch Code: 523-410 Acc No.: 107 462 2344 Cheque account Our Appreciation We would like to thank you, in advance, for your consideration and willingness to support us in this project! Your contribution can literally change the course of a person’s life. In the words of Albert Pike: “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal”  .   Contact Us Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries in this regard. If you know of any other corporate or individual that would want to support this endeavour, please send me their details. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Marijke Vermaak PRO: Marketing & Fundraising 081 270 9493
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