The Things on Wheels Foundation held a successful gala dinner in aid of two-year-old Minou Bassardien last Friday. The event that took place at The Venue in Lansdowne was packed, raising over R35 000 within hours.
Minou was born with Vater syndrome and needs urgent spinal surgery, her mother told Deen Times earlier this month.
The family who has launched a BackaBuddy crowdfunding page aim to raise R510 000 for the girl’s surgery that will prevent her spine from curving further and assisting it to straighten. The operation will also assist Minou to sustain a normal life and ensuring no harm to any of her organs.
Read more: (Help Cape Town mother raise funds for daughter’s operation: https://deenchannel.com/help-cape-town-mother-raise-funds-for-daughters-operation/ )
Event co-ordinator Baheesha Solomons said The Things on Wheels Foundation has stepped in to assist the family with the hope of raising the amount needed for Minou to undergo the surgery. Friday’s gala dinner was the second event hosted by the organisation in aid of the little girl.
Baheesha Solomons, along with the Things on Wheels Foundation raised over R35 000 towards the girl’s surgery. (Picture: Zaahid Apolles)
Local artist who includes Madeegha Anders, Jarrad Ricketts, Fagrie Isaacs, Ashur Petersen, and Andrea Fortuin was among those to keep the crowd on their feet on the night.
“We thank all those who have come forward to support the family by purchasing tickets for the event. This was a big fundraiser and was a huge success, Alhamdulilah.
“We raised over R35 000 clear profit from ticket sales, and envelopes that were placed on the tables for extra change brought in another R3185.
“A 100 dollar note and an R5000 donation from Simplified IT Services was also received on the night. We are grateful for those who attended. To the management of The Venue, the photographers, and all artist who made the night even more special, we thank you,” added Solomons.
Baby Minou is still in need of funds to cover costs for her spinal surgery. For more information call Bahiesha Solomons on 0659862508. You can also call the girl’s mother Aishia Bassardien, directly on 0614824063. (Deen Times)/ (Pictures: Zaahid Apolles)
Jarrad Ricketts kept the crowd on their feet (Picture: Zaahid Apolles)
Ashur Petersen, son of the late Taliep Petersen (Picture: Zaahid Apolles)
The Venue in Lansdowne was packed with support for baby Minou (Picture: Zaahid Apolles)