Quteniqua School Visit

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Outeniqua High School Visit. They took us to their Music, Drama, Dance and Cooking classes. It was fantastic and the learners received our learners with so much love.

New friendships was made there and then.

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Knysna Morning Tea – Christmas in July

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Fun was had by all; in the “True Christmas Spirit”. Our Hostess’s went the extra mile, decorating their tables with Tinsel and Christmas Flare. Thank-you Ladies; the Knysna Community have huge hearts, it is amazing. The great Entertainment by the Flower ladies from Cape Town and George. The Floral Demonstration with a unique twist kept the audience laughing and having a great morning.

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“Cape Town and George Ladies – Floral Demonstration for Adult Home Tea Fundraiser”

The Tea was instigated by a very generous, warm hearted Lady, Andri Fouche. Andri fell in love with Samantha and JJ Rubin; that attend Up With Down’s Adult Center and stay at the UWD Hostel.

Andri visited the UWD Coffee Shop in Blanco, George. This lead to Andri and Jan Fouche pledging themselves to working towards raising funds, for an Adult Home for UWD. This is desperately needed in the Southern Cape, a great shortage of Special Needs Adult Homes.

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Up With Down’s has been going since 1998, starting with 4 children. 34 learners are at Up With down’s, at present. Up With Down’s caters for Children and Young Adults with Special Needs. The ages range from 5 years old to 33 years old. The Adult Center has 9 Young Adults; next year there will be 15.

The Adult Home will be a “Home Away From Home”, for the Special Needs Adults. These Adults will come from all over the Southern cape. At present there are 2 Young Adults from Knysna and 1 from Plettenberg Bay staying at the Hostel. But at some point Up With Down’s needs to separate the School going children from the Adults; and that is why we are needing an Adult Home. This will allow our Adults to live in a safe, caring, loving environment; which will allow them to reach their full potential as Human Beings.

Golf Day 2016

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Up With Down’s Annual Golf Day 

We would like to invite you to join in our sponsored golf day to be held at The George Golf Club on Thursday, 25th August  2016.

Up with Downs is a school for children with special needs and relies heavily on the continuous support of companies and the George community to meet the growing requirements of the children and school alike.  We are currently raising funds to build an Adult Home.

 

We are inviting you to participate by sponsoring one of the following:

 

1.              Tee R500 each R……………………
2.              Green R500 each R……………………
3.              Clubhouse R2000 R……………………
4.              Putting Green R2000 R……………………
5.              Four Ball R1800 (R450/player) R……………………
6.              Prizes R……………………

 

Format: Better Ball Stableford.  Snacks and prize-giving in clubhouse at 6pm.  Join us for what promises to be a wonderful day.

 

Banking Details:  Up with Downs School, ABSA Bank, George
                              Account #.  40 50 90 1991   Branch Code   632 005
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BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES:
David Cronje cellular: 083 709 9997 email: david@cronjegarrun.co.za
Jan Seegmuller cellular: 082 925 3368 email: jds@upwithdowns.co.za
Brenda Boshoff school: 044 870 8770 email: upwithdowns@mweb.co.za

 

Market Day 2014

Market Day, Saturday 15 November, 09:00-13:00. Come browse a wide selection of crafts made by our learners, enjoy a boerewors roll and a cool drink or a cup of tea or coffee at our coffee shop. Join us for a fun day and support our learners.

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UP WITH DOWN’S – GOLF DAY 2014

DSC_0003 (1)We would like to invite you to join in our sponsored golf day to be held at The Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Club on Thursday, 7th August 2014. Up with Downs is a school for children with special needs and relies heavily on the continuous support of companies and the George community to meet the growing requirements of the children and school alike.  We are currently raising funds to build an Adult Home.

We are inviting you to participate by sponsoring one of the following:

1. Tee – R500 each
2. Green – R500 each
3. Clubhouse – R5000
4. Putting Green – R5000
5. Golf Cart – R250 each
6. Four Ball (incl. 2 carts) – R1600 (R400/player)
7. Prizes

Format: Better all Stableford.  Shot gun start at 11am.  Light dinner and prize-giving in clubhouse at 6pm.  Join us for what promises to be a wonderful day.

Banking Details:
Up with Downs School, ABSA Bank, George
Account #.  40 50 90 1991   Branch Code   632 005
Reference   Golf Day/surname/Business name

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES:
Jan Seegmuller   cellular: 82 925 3368                   email: skysaf@mweb.co.za
Jill Warrand   cellular: 83 456 4652           email: jmwarrand@mweb.co.za

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Wine Auction 2014

Over R230,000 was raised at our annual wine auction at Fancourt last month. Loads of fun was had by all. Thanks to Frederick Bekker of VAN RENSBURGS AUCTIONS and “The Blue Note”, father and daughter duo, Philip and Sian Gibbs for providing the music.

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Bigger Than Us Update!

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27 March 2014.  Prieska.   Roche Schoeman has completed 1411kms of the mighty Orange River which is in full flood.   Two dams of still water are behind him but the most challenging leg of the non-stop, unaided  expedition is yet to come……… the dangerous, churning waters of unknown obstacles through Upington leading  to the Augrabies gorge.

With the flow as it is today, Roche will complete his swim at Alexander Bay, almost a month before the expected date.  What has continued to motivate Roche is the incredible support and hospitality offered by ALL South Africans along the river.

This is an initiative to create awareness and raise funds, to help people with special needs reach their full potential and provide support to the parents and families. All proceeds go to the Up with Down’s Adult Home Fund. To learn how you can help, visit: Adult Home Swim Fund

 

Market Day was a Roaring Success!

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The rain stayed away for the whole morning, however Plan B had been implemented just in case. The Hostel and the Workshop were beautifully decorated with all the amazing crafts, woodwork and baked goodies that the learners had made over the year. A wonderful turnout from the George Community just made the day perfect. A big thank you to everyone who supported us, we are now looking forward to next year’s!

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Up with Downs Oubaai Golf Day 2013

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Up with Downs School held their annual Golf Day at Oubaai. It was an amazing day, wonderful weather and stunning views. The adults had baked cheese rolls for all the players at the 16th hole. We had great feedback from the players, this Golf Day was definitely a “hole in one”. Thank you to all the players, Oubaai Golf Club,  those that sponsored the event and especially those that worked behind the scenes to make it such a well organized and awesome day!

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IMG_4331We would like to invite you to join in our sponsored golf day to be held at the Hyatt Regency Oubaai Golf Club on Thursday, 1st August 2013.

Format: 4 Ball Alliance.  Shot gun start at 12 noon.  Light dinner and prize-giving in clubhouse at 6pm.  Join us for what promises to be a wonderful day.

We are inviting you to participate by sponsoring one of the following:

1. Tee R500 each

2. Green R500 each

3. Golf Cart R250

4. Four Ball (incl. 2 carts) R1600 (R400/player)

5. Prizes

BOOKINGS/ENQUIRIES:

Stevie Joubert cellular 082 458 1624 or email steve@stiles.co.za

Jan Seegmuller   cellular 082 925 3368 or email skysaf@mweb.co.za

Jill Warrand cellular 083 456 4652 or email jmwarrand@mweb.co.za

Up with Downs is a school for children with special needs and relies heavily on the continuous support of companies and the George community to meet the growing requirements of the children and school alike.

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