Guys, if you don’t have any plans on this Human Rights Day, hell even if you do, please pop in at the V&A Waterfront to show your support for a cause that is very close to my heart, Reach for a dream.
These guys & girls go the extra mile to make the dreams of children who are suffering with life-threatening illness come true. May it be something as simple as wanting a computer/laptop to help them learn, a shopping spree for toys & clothes or meeting their favourite sports hero, the Reach for a dream team (yes, they’re exactly that – a dream team) makes it their mission to make it happen, because they believe in the power dreams have to help these children get through the insanely hard situations they are in. I get a huge lump in my throat just thinking about it. Imagine you were a kid, lying in a hospital bed, not sure what was going to happen to you and then someone offers you the opportunity to fulfil your biggest dream ever… imagine the warmth, happiness & hope that brings… it’s just so incredible to me.
So anyways, you’re probably thinking – Yes yes, but how do we help??? Well today their aim is to raise R1 million to help fulfil the dreams of those kids who are fighting for their lives as we speak. The initiative is called Right to Dream and promises to be a jam-packed day of entertainment & fun for the whole family.
Things will kick off at 10am with Kfm presenter Jeremy Harris playing host for the day, and you’ll be able to see performances by legendary blues musician Dan Patlansky, Madame Zingara, Ballistic Blues, Reach For A Dream’s very own dreamer Robyn van Rooyen and dance routines from Dance For All and the Brooklyn Hip Hop Crew (just to name a few).
Then whip out those wallets and purchase a Dream Bracelet for only R30:
But listen, even if you don’t make it to the V&A today, don’t stress. The bracelets will remain on sale until 1 April and you can get them at one of the following V&A stores and hotels:
- Aromatic Apothecary, Cape Union Mart, Old Khaki, Poetry, Clicks, Forever New, Hurley, Pick ‘n Pay, Spilhaus, Toy Kingdom, Two Oceans Aquarium, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge and Protea Hotel North Wharf.
- Reach For A Dream will also have a bracelet stand outside Zara where you can buy bracelets and pin your special dream to the Wall of Dreams.
I promise you, this will be the best 30 bucks you’ve spent all year… And please also spread the word and get all your friends and family to buy one too. This is definitely one of those “the more the merrier” vibes.