The Sultan Bahu Centre (SBC) will host a fête with a purpose to raise funds for their humanitarian projects. Taking place from 8-12 August at the old Durban Drive-inn grounds, the fete will include food stalls and various family activities and entertainment. All funds raised will assist the centre to pursue their vision of seeing the world as a happier place for those in desperate need. With branch locations in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Potchefstroom and Lenasia, SBC assists the needy with drug rehabilitation, dialysis, food hampers, counselling services, cataract operations and more. SBC began in 1979 as a soup kitchen
At the media launch at The St James on Venice on Thursday, 19 July, SBC Spokesperson, Nafeesa Danforth said that the fete is one of SBC’s biggest fundraisers with all stall holders volunteering their time to make the day possible.
“This is the fête with a purpose. When people come and spend money at the fete it gets pumped back into all of our projects, once stall holder costs have been covered. They are coming there to have fun but at the same time they are serving a purpose and giving back at the same time,” added Danforth.
According to Danforth, SBC is the only NGO in the country providing dialysis treatment to the needy, many of whom are turned away from state hospitals. Danforth claimed that SBC’s drug rehabilitation process has been so successful that event the United Nations contacted the centre to find out what they were doing right.
“We have an unmatched success rate of 80 percent which is 36 percent above the industry rate,” she said.
The fete will help the centre to continue their efforts to offer medical help and general care to the needy.
“This is part of our heart campaign because we believe that when people are in dire need they are heart broken and their families are effected too,” she added.
Stall booking is now open. for more information, call Shaazia on 065 646 0608 or Nadia on 083 777 3065.