Casual Day at AAT
Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA).
Casual Day has become a firm favourite on the calendar of many of South Africa’s businesses, with some businesses sponsoring stickers for their entire staff complementary as a corporate social investment initiative. Approximately 4 500 companies, 100 hundred schools and 400 organizations rendering services to persons with disabilities including AAT Composites participated. It is an excellent opportunity for corporate team building, whilst also making a contribution to one of the country’s most vulnerable sectors of society.
Everyone loves Casual Day, the campaign that invites all fun-loving South Africans to dress differently for a day to raise funds and raise awareness for persons with disabilities. AAT supported two of their employees, Edgar Hartnick and Gavin Johnson, who sold tickets on behalf of their organization. Everyone who purchased tickets were able to participate on the casual day - according to the 2016 theme – which was “Up your game” and dressed in sports gear.
On the 2nd of September 2016, it was already, the 4th time that AAT took park in this National casual day initiative. Many employees took part in this fundraising campaign. During Lunch time the handover of the donation, with an amount of R3 600 ZAR to the two employees Edgar and Gavin, was undertaken. Furthermore, there was a small competition for the best “sporty” dressed employee. A selected jury decided, together with the help from the employees, on the three best dressed participants of the day. They were Riyaad Olivier, Dolly Mamphitsha and AJ Rens. All three obtained a small prize for the most inventive sport gear.
We would like to thank all the employees who participated and enjoyed the small event. Special thanks to Management who donated towards the prizes for the winners.