Orion 30th birthday charity fundraiser

In celebration of its 30th birthday and to welcome new partners on board, the Orion organisation will host a fundraising dinner this Saturday.

This exciting do will take place at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, at 7pm. It will feature DESTINY Man editor Kojo Baffoe as MC and singer Naledi King. Columnist Timothy Maurice Webster will give the opening address.

Tickets cost R600, with a table of ten costing R6 000. The proceeds of the event will go towards establishing a work centre to provide people with disablities a form of employment.

Founded in 1982, Orion is a non-profit company with the aim of assisting people with disabilities to gain employment. Based in Atlantis, Cape Town, Orion has served a low-income community where the majority are previously disadvantaged and unemployed.

To date Orion has been involved in numerous projects, including starting the Wilge Special Day Care Centre for children with special needs between the ages of 18 months and 18 years old and the Enabling Art Centre where disabled artists have the opportunity to express themselves through creating unique art work, with the ultimate goal to create a platform for dialogue addressing social justice issues. It has also been instrumental in launching group homes and work centres for disabled adults.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Priscilla Cloete on 082 326 5218 or email pro@orionorganisation.co.za.