Come to the party

Albert Glass, One to One convener, Sea Point

Capetonians can feel justifiably proud of our record of public awareness and concern for the less fortunate in our community.

Since 1981 communities from across Cape Town have rallied and joined forces to stage a fair exclusively for those with an intellectual disability.

The day called One to One is unique to Cape Town in both its scope and size.

In excess of 3 000 handicapped persons are treated to a special day of fun, laughter and entertainment in the company of a volunteer friend.

School, student, service organisations and social groups from across the city come together with the handicapped as the primary focus of attention.

The event in August has provided a magical opportunity of community spirit and oneness.

Up until last year we were using the Good Hope Centre as the venue. Since its cessation as a civic facility we now look for a vacant warehouse of about 6 000 square metres or larger size where we could hold the event.

We would like to hold the event this year but are urgently seeking a venue that could be used. Our appeal is to any landlord, property owner with a large facility that will be vacant in August.

Please consider “coming to the party” and permitting us the use of your vacant warehouse for six days (between Wednesday August 17 and Monday August 22 ) to set up, stage the event and to clean up afterwards.

We hire tables and chairs, portable toilet facilities and make waste removal arrangements as well as taking out insurance cover for the event. We want to maintain the proud and pleasing record of One to One over the past 34 years and want to keep it going. Please consider this appeal sympathetically and contact me at 082 928 3190 or email albertg.glass@ gmail.com if you can help.