Spring Day fundraiser for youth

Dress up for R5 to boost care cen­tre’s ini­tia­tives

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THE East Lon­don Child and Youth Care Cen­tre (ELCYCC) in­vites com­pa­nies and schools to par­tic­i­pate in their 5 Drive Spring Fundraiser.

The 5 Drive Spring Fundraiser calls on ev­ery­one to cel­e­brate Septem­ber 1 – also known as “Spring Day” – by dress­ing up in colour­ful spring at­tire and do­nat­ing R5 to the cause.

“This year has been such a roller­coaster ride for our or­gan­i­sa­tion, with many suc­cesses and chal­lenges.

“We are thrilled to have come through this year tri­umphant and are so grate­ful to ev­ery­one who con­tin­ues to support us,” so­cial worker and ELCYCC fundraiser Larne Robus said.

The cen­tre is home to 105 chil­dren up to the age of 21. Cur­rently the Glen Stella Cam­pus is home to 89 chil­dren and an­other 16 chil­dren are housed at ELCYCC’s Bea­con Bay fa­cil­ity.

Apart from the chil­dren in their im­me­di­ate care, last year the ELCYCC cared for 800 chil­dren in bor­der­ing com­mu­ni­ties. This num­ber has grown to over 950 chil­dren.

Pro­vid­ing for the chil­dren’s ev­ery need, from med­i­cal to aca­demic and so­cial, the or­gan­i­sa­tion is re­liant on their ded­i­cated staff mem­bers, volunteers, fun­ders and fundrais­ing cam­paigns such as this one.

“It’s great way to have fun in the of­fice, an op­por­tu­nity for team build­ing and a great way to raise aware­ness and help the East Lon­don Child and Youth Care Cen­tre,” Robus said.

If any com­pa­nies or schools would like more in­for­ma­tion or are in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing, please con­tact Robus at or on (043) 730-7212.

Pic­ture: DAILY DIS­PATCH FILE/BABARA HOL­LANDS

FUN DAY OUT: Larne Robus and the rest of the East Lon­don Child and Youth Care Cen­tre staff want you to help them raise much-needed funds for the cen­tre by tak­ing part in their 5 Drive Spring Fundraiser

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