Are you ready for Friday, September 3rd? That’s the day allocated to Casual Day 2010 when you’ll be asked to laugh a little and give a little; when you can wear your frown upside down, give everyone a reason to smile and support people with disabilities! I mean, when last did you see your boss in a tutu? Casual Day is a fund raising project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA). Each year, for the last 16 years, the Casual Day Office has put out a nationwide call for everyone – from corporate directors to truck drivers – to dress differently on the first Friday of September and to wear the Casual Day sticker to show their support for disabled people.
Last year, Casual Day raised R17 600 000 and with a bit of extra care and effort from everyone, it is hoped that this figure will be improved on in 2010.
The Casual Day office says while the primary aim of the project is on raising money for the disabled, it also raises awareness about persons with disabilities while providing opportunities for corporate comradeship, community support and welfare organisation participation.
ABSA, foe example, is the project’s primary partner and provides an infrastructure for sticker distribution and supports the project financially. Casual Day stickers are available at a mere R10.00 each from Absa, Edgars and Game outlets countrywide as well as a number of welfare organisations and other corporate supporters. You can also log onto www.casualday.co.za to get stickers and further information on this worthy cause.
So come on everyone. Let’s show the rest of the country what road transport is made of. Send your best photographs of Casual Day and we will send the best entry a mystery prize. Remember you have to wear a Casual Day sticker to be eligible!