Welcome to 2013
A very warm welcome to 2013! We wish all our families everything of the best for the New Year. 2012 was a fantastic year for Iris House
, we managed to deliver over 600 hours of quality care, over R28, 000.00 in support to our families and have grown from 12 families in December 2011 to 42 Families December 2012. We hope you all enjoyed the Year End picnic, we certainly did. A very special thank you to Tanya Fester and the Craig Group for the wonderful gifts they donated.
In 2013 we have one BIG
aim and that is to raise R2 Million to purchase our own premises. We are going to be pulling out all the stops to make this goal a reality. We are asking our parents and sponsors to please assist us where you can to help us raise these funds.
Some suggestions for parents:
- Cake sales
- Tea parties
- Raffles (we will supply the prizes)
- Civvies day’s for those with children in mainstream schools
- Share with us your favorite recipe
to be published in our upcoming Iris House
Cook Book, Ebook and App
(come on Mom’s we know you have one you can share!!!!!) please
email your gems to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to publish the book in April
- Selling Barnyard theater tickets – Details below of next show
We have also got a jam packed year of our own fundraising planned, starting with our Family Fun Day on the 24th
of Feb, we will do our best to have an event per month. Sponsors we ask you to please contact us if you can assist with this or any of the planned events.
Some suggestions for sponsors:
- Sponsor a gazebo (joint branding) for our outside events
- Sponsor prizes for events
- Sponsor stage hire (joint branding)
- Sponsor T –shirt’s printing, posters (joint branding)
- Cycling Shirts – We have over 80 people on our waiting list for this year’s Argus
- Monetary Contributions
Family News ...
We would like to wish Antoni, Tasneem
a very happy birthday as well as our Director Mel
. Also congratulations to little Caleb on his first day of school this January. We have also heard from Kim, they are settling down well in Pretoria and she has started a new job. Estelle is continuing the support group, please note this is not just for parents of Retts Syndrome girls, anyone is welcome to join in the get together's. Please contact Estelle
directly if your would like to join the group - 0826868878. Another of our Mom's Merle Foster is running a very handy service -Merle
is able to legally reduce those annoying speed and parking fines - If you would to make use of Merle's services please contact her on 082 488 5809
Great News! Ruan
has got his eye gaze system (Well done Sheila and Herman - We knew you would do it) He is making great progress, we are thrilled to hear the several of our other children are now trying out the system with great results, please send us some pics and updates as to how you are doing Moms and Dads...