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Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder described by the loss or impairment of motor function. It is caused by brain damage, either through injury or abnormal development of the brain – before, during or shortly after birth.
Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning.
Cerebral Palsy is a non-life threatening, incurable, non-progressive, and permanent brain disorder. Unfortunately, it is the result of a one-time permanent brain injury that will not produce further degeneration of the brain. The brain does not “heal” as other parts of the body might, thus cerebral palsy itself will not change for better or worse during a person’s lifetime.
Help those with Cerebral Palsy
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Imagine Charity has kicked off its initial project to build and develop a school and respite care facility where adults and children suffering from Cerebral Palsy will be provided with the proper education, therapy and daily stimulation they need, tailored to their specific requirements. Those in respite care will be taken care of in a safe and familiar environment when their families require a reprieve from the day to day activities involved in taking care of someone with this disability.
Those suffering from Cerebral Palsy can live a more comfortable and happy life
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Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising & awareness campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). Launched in 1995, Casual Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign benefiting persons with disabilities. Each year on the first Friday of September, South Africans are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently – either dress up or dress down – and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support for persons with disabilities.
Imagine Charity kicked off our first event of the year – Funky Flip Flop Friday at Crawford Lonehill Preparatory 2018! The students all donated R10 to wear their funky flip flops to school on friday the 02 February 2018. The designs were extremely creative, and ranged from Emoji’s, to cardboard, to sweets and everything in between. Take a look at the gallery above to see the awesome creations that were made for this special day. Thank you to all who participated in the event, and thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those living with cerebral palsy.
Imagine Charity hosted their annual IMAGINE Day Christmas party at Ratanang Group for children with multiple disabilities. It was a heart-warming day sharing out Christmas presents, taking photos with Father Christmas, enjoying snacks and singing along to Christmas carols.
A beautifully festive setting was created for all the children and their parents to enjoy their year-end celebration. We are honoured to be part of this event and thank Ratanang Group for sharing this day with us.
A heartfelt thank you to all who made it possible. See you next year!
The Imagine Charity Golf Tournament is an annual event hosted at the beautiful and prestigious Steyn City Golf Club. Steyn City is Africa’s premier parkland residence, with state of the art facilities and a world class 18-hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The golf course has already been described as the ‘Augusta of South Africa’, and features an award-winning club house.
The mission of Imagine Charity and the golf day is to raise funds to create a self-sustaining environment where those suffering from Cerebral Palsy will be able to live a more comfortable and happy life, as well as to increase awareness about Cerebral Palsy on a national and international scale.
Come and be a part of this prestigious event and spend the day socializing and networking with high profile corporates and brands, whilst supporting Imagine Charity to help make the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy a little easier.
IMAGINE CHARITY’S ANNUAL GOLF DAY WAS A HIT!
Imagine Charity hosted our Annual golf day on 12 October 2017 in support of those living with Cerebral Palsy. The charity exists to make a colossal, life-changing difference in the lives of those affected by Cerebral Palsy by minimising the difficulties these individuals and those who care for them face on a daily basis. The day was a resounding success, the golfers soon getting into the swing of the day and all coming together to support a worthy cause.
Imagine Charity golf day was held at the pristine Steyn City Club house and golf course. Guests were treated to a superb Four-ball Alliance Tournament with golf-carts, a scrumptious Halfway House meal – followed by a gourmet 5-star dinner which has been rightfully rated equal to The Saxon. All this whilst enjoying each-others company with good friends, good laughs and good vibes.
Welcomed off the course with an ice-cold beer after an enjoyable round of golf, networking with clients and friends, guests could rest their feet and be wowed by South Africa’s own trick shot practitioner, Michael Scholz. After learning how holding your club only 2mm screw could cause such an enormous impact on your shot, guests happily dug into the magnificent buffet.
Master of Ceremonies, legendary sportsman Michael Scholz, was his usual humorous self, putting guests at ease and challenging all to greater levels of generosity and laughter. The ambiance was incredible and we are grateful for everyone’s contribution, fun attitude and encouragement. Prizes were given out to the lucky winners on the day, alongside a raffle in which some great donations were given!
Congratulations to our top 4 Four-ball team winners of the day!
1st Prize: Douglas Scott, Brent Benjamin, Greg Henderson, Andy Kollman 2nd Prize: Tim Holden, Andre Bam, Rob Hards, Jaco Koekemoer 3rd Prize: Gary Du Toit, James Preston, Laurie Mey, Peter Kowalski
4th Prize: Donovan Ridley, Derek van Niekerk, Les Bridges, Stan Fisher
Imagine Charity thanks the golfers, prize sponsors, four-ball sponsors and staff for their support and making the day a triumph! We say a massive thank you to our main sponsor, SIS Global as well as Golfers Club and PwC Exordia for their prize donations toward the event.
With your help we raised well over our expectations!
Can’t wait to see you all next year for yet again, another great day out on the course, all united to help make the lives of those with Cerebral Palsy a little easier. See you then!