This year was the 38th year of community in unity!
The magic happened!.. Everyone was amazed!
One could well be complacent with something that has been happening for 38 years! It could well be regarded as a routine operation which happens because all who participate are familiar with proceedings .
The ONE to ONE DAY FAIR dispels that thinking in all aspects.. particularly that of excitement and enjoyment. This year certainly had all the elements of a caring society providing some of the city’s “special people “ with a day of fun , laughter and enjoyment in each other’s company.
To be part of the enthusiasm of participating organizations is but one facet. The other is the excitement the disabled guest expresses in the caring environment. And to add a pulse to that the beat of the music provides the impetus for a special interaction between 2 elements of the citizens of Cape Town. The one is able .. the other disabled.
We are particularly thankful for the sponsors who assist us in arranging the day and to our City Council who have embraced this communal event as an important one on the social development calendar of activities. It is no cliché’…… Cape Town , by its actions at ONE to ONE does care!
After 38 years one may feel.. “we’ve done it all …. However with ONE to ONE the challenge is there to improve and to continue to provide this wonderful symbiosis between the caring and those who need to be cared for.
The collaborative efforts of the organisers (i.e. stall holders, sponsors, entertainers and venue management) together with the efforts of the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disability is without a doubt something that the Mother City of Cape Town can feel justifiably proud.
Different people... different outlooks and priorities... but with a common goal... the magic for all...which is ONE to ONE!!
Stall Holders 2018:
Live Entertainment 2018:
An exciting element of this communal initiative has been the provision of live entertainment at ONE to ONE. That facet of enjoyment complements the activities of the stalls with alternative forms of excitement and a reason to enjoy the day.
Those providing such entertainment do so willingly and bring something special to the day in the manner they express their talents. Thank you Roving Magicians - Jesse Brooks and Jacques le Seur.
The efforts of many contribute to the success of the day... and we wish to recognise with very grateful thanks and admiration the efforts of: Paul Zuckerman, David Raphael, David Holzhausen, Felicity Dreyer, Tessa Woods, Ralph Mayer, Zach Helfrich, Jacques van Wyk (our Safety Officer) and a host of others each of whom played a role in the success of the day. And one needs to recognise too the role of Shane Thomas, the events co-ordinator of the Cape Town Stadium played in facilitating arrangements for ONE to ONE 37!!
An acknowledgement for the pictures to Steve Sherman, Aimee Isaacs, Albert Glass.
These are the organisations that participated in the 2018 ONE to ONE Event:
- BUREN HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT
- CAPE TOWN TORAH HIGH ACADEMY
- CBC ST JOHNS
- CHI OMNICRON
- ELKANAH HOUSE
- DOVE CLUB-ELSIES RIVER
- FRIENDS of INSHAAF
- GLENWOOD GROUP
- HARLEY DAVIDSON CLUB
- HAZELDENE PRIMARY
- HEBREW ORDER OF DAVID
- HERSCHEL GIRLS SCHOOL
- HERZLIA SCHOOL –CONSTANTIA
- HERZLIA PRIMARY SCHOOL, HIGHLANDS
- HERZLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
- HERZLIA SCHOOL – WEIZMANN CAMPUS
- HINDU SOCIETY
- JEWISH COMMUNITY SERVICES
- LAL LANGUAGE CENTRES
- LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL
- NADIA ANTHONY FOUNDATION
- PARKLANDS COLLEGE
- PHYLLIS JOWELL SCHOOL CAMPS BAY
- ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
- RUSTENBURG GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL
- ROTARACT CLUBS
- ROUND TABLE
- SANS SOUCI GIRLS HIGH
- STELLENBERG HIGH CHOOL
- STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS
- ST JOHNS AMBULANCE
- UNION OF JEWISH WOMEN
- WESTERN PROVINCE PREP SCHOOL