Sports Day 2015

Everyone won at Up With Down’s Sports Day!!!!

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Look at our veggies!

Thanks Rotary Club George….we will be enjoying them very soon!!!!!

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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 Annual Concert

Another fabulous concert by our learners and adults at Up With Down’s!!!!!

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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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The A-Team Leaving Their Mark

Hand prints of all the learners, staff, and American workers on the wall left their permanent mark at Up With Down’s. Thanks A-Team and Anchor Your Life!

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Winter Packs for Lesotho and South Africa

For the past two years we have worked alongside Anchor Your Life to help meet physical needs of children in South Africa and Lesotho. Anchor Your Life purchases the items for the packs, Up with Down’s learners assemble the packs and along with an American team we  delivered the packs to children in Pacaltsdorp, South Africa and Lesotho. In June 2014, we delivered 250 bags full of blankets, hats, scarves, and gloves to help keep them warm as they face winter temperatures below freezing.

Immediately, the children (and adults) pulled out their new gifts and wrapped themselves in their new belongings.

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You can read more about our packing projects with Anchor Your Life at:

Time for Winter Packs

More Winter Packs

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!

Bigger Than US

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

 

Special Faces at Up With Down’s

We love our learners at Up With Down’s.  They bring a special joy to the world each day. Here are some captured highlights from last term…

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