Blind Buddy Day

Don your dark sunglasses and buy a Blind Buddy sticker in support of individuals with visual impairments


Join forces with The League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) on Blind Buddy Day, Friday, 31 May 2013, to better the lives of partially sighted and blind people.

This annual charity fundraiser calls on members of the public to wear a pair of dark sunglasses on the day and purchase a Blind Buddy Day sticker (they’re only R10!) in a show of solidarity and support for those who have lost all or part of their ability to see.

All profits from the initiative go to The League of Friends of the Blind, which is a Cape Town-based non-profit organisation that, in 2013, celebrates 80 years of dedicated service.

Established in 1933, the organisation is committed to offering Independence Development, Early Childhood Development and Wellness, Sports and Recreation services to the visually impaired community. Through its intervention, LOFOB aims to allow partially sighted and blind people to fulfil normal lives, integrate with society and break down the barrier between those individuals who are sighted and those who are visually impaired.

How to become a Blind Buddy?

The R10 stickers can be purchased at selected Spar Stores in the Western Cape or by telephoning +27 (0) 21 705 3753. Wear your sticker on May 31, as well as your dark shades, and you are officially a Blind Buddy!

Your contribution to the LOFOB helps give those with visual impairments hope and vision for the future.

By Crystal Andrews
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Public Relations student

---

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle and check out our Pinterest boards for updates. Not to mention, subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with what's hip and happening in our pretty city. 

Sat
H:16°
L:13°
Sun
H:14°
L:
Mon
H:14°
L:
Tue
H:15°
L:
Wed
H:15°
L:10°
Thu
H:16°
L:10°
Fri
H:18°
L:12°
Cape Town Events Calendar
May 2015
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

Gateway Drugs and Friends at the The Assembly Assembly Presents: Gateway Drugs & ...

Say farewell to this ground-breaking outfit at this off-the-hook jol in ...

SAs Got TalentSAs Got Talent Auditions

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Sushi Making Classes Towers RestaurantSushi Making Classes at African Pride ...

Learn how to make sashimi, nigiri, maki and more with a lesson from an ...

African Celebration 2015 African Celebration Party in Cape Town

Celebrate our beautiful continent and dance the night away in the heart of the ...

Feast of Shiraz and CharcuterieFeast of Shiraz and Charcuterie

Treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence at Joostenberg farm in the ...

Electronic and Gaming Expo Electronics and Gaming Expo in Cape ...

Enter gaming and electronic heaven when this convention touches down in the ...

5 for Change5 for Change Charity Fundraiser

The black tie affair putting the fun back in fundraiser

Delheim Mushroom WeekDelheim Wild Mushroom Hunt

Put the fun back in fungi at this Stellenbosch estate’s annual forest forage

Matt Manning One Ingredient Pop-up Dinner and Cooking ClassOne Ingredient - Interactive dining ...

Learn how to prepare gourmet dishes while tucking into a four-course food and ...

Barnyard Theatre tribute ABBA Bee Gees Queen 01Barnyard Theatre’s Tribute to ABBA, ...

Celebrate the decades of disco, pop and great tunes

Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre Cabaret Musical at The Fugard Theatre

One of Broadway’s most popular productions comes to Cape Town

Haute Cabriere 1Haute Cabrière Wine Estate’s Cellar ...

Delve into a world of vino theatre every Saturday at this Franschhoek-based ...

John at the Artscape TheatreJohn Play at the Artscape

Explore the hidden world of sex workers through the eyes of a man seeking his ...

Cipla Comedians for Smiles FestivalComedians for Smiles with David Grier

Enjoy a laugh a minute at this fab and flowery affair that supports the Miles ...

The Pervert Laura Play at the FugardThe Pervert Laura at the Fugard Theatre

A brilliant character study of a woman who starts to unravel as her dark past ...

Belmond Mount Nelson HotelThe Summer of 1946 by Alexander McCall ...

Drink the stars and watch Alexander McCall Smith’s out-of-this-world play at ...

Craft beer from The Taproom Salt RiverSaturday Breakfast at The Taproom

Make Saturday mid-morning memorable with a moreish bite and a brewery tour at ...

Hazendal new 7Saturday Picnics at Hermitage Restaurant

Slow down and join the ants for a leisurely lunch on the grounds of ...

Truffle Halal Restaurant Burger Special Cape TownBurger and Milkshake Special at Truffle ...

Visit this upmarket halaal bistro on any Saturday for a trio of sliders and a ...

The Palms Market in WoodstockMarket at The Palms in Woodstock

Bringing country-style food to city tables every Saturday in Cape Town

Lounge furniture from Eco Furniture Decor online storeEco Furniture Design Store Sale

Buy beautifully crafted wooden dining room, bedroom and patio pieces for a ...

Spier Eight logoEight Restaurant Thrusts Its Doors Open ...

Spier Wine Farm’s farm-to-table eatery’s now serving supper three days a ...

river club greensGolfer’s Breakfast Special at the ...

Make the most of the weekend with a morning of good grub and elegant swings

Cheap Superdry Jeans from Labels4Less Factory StoreSuperdry Clothing Sale: T-shirts, Jeans ...

Save an extra R50 on already discounted designer denim, tops, bags and ...

Wild Fig Outdoor Restaurant Dining The Wild Fig Restaurant’s Alfresco ...

Enjoy long, lazy weekend lunches outdoors at this historic Cape Town eatery

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young ...

SAs Got TalentSAs Got Talent Auditions

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Electronic and Gaming Expo Electronics and Gaming Expo in Cape ...

Enter gaming and electronic heaven when this convention touches down in the ...

Sizzled Birthday Celebration at Amadoda Braai Sizzled Summer Music Festival in Cape ...

Unleash your inner carnivore at this Sunday fiesta where braai, beer and deep ...

Delheim Mushroom WeekDelheim Wild Mushroom Hunt

Put the fun back in fungi at this Stellenbosch estate’s annual forest forage

Barnyard Theatre tribute ABBA Bee Gees Queen 01Barnyard Theatre’s Tribute to ABBA, ...

Celebrate the decades of disco, pop and great tunes

Cabaret at The Fugard Theatre Cabaret Musical at The Fugard Theatre

One of Broadway’s most popular productions comes to Cape Town

Food at Thali Thali Game Lodge and Reserve Sunday Lunch Buffet at Thali Thali Game ...

Cap off the weekend with a hearty, affordable spread at this family-friendly ...

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt BlizzardShare a Frozen Yoghurt at Your ...

Savour a simple summer moment with a swirl of soft serve in hand

eight picnic 4Sunday Picnics at Spier Wine Farm

Tuck into a delicious array of snacks and nibbles while taking in the bucolic ...

Camissa Gospel Tour 4Sunday Gospel Experience with Camissa

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most ...

sotano in cape town 11Sunday Happy Hour and Live Music at ...

Unwind with live music and good vibrations at this easy, breezy Mediterranean ...

Kleine Zalze Wine TastingSunday Wine Tasting at Kleine Zalze ...

Sample a sterling selection of vintages at this acclaimed Winelands destination

Belmond Mount Nelson HotelThe Summer of 1946 by Alexander McCall ...

Drink the stars and watch Alexander McCall Smith’s out-of-this-world play at ...

Kloof Street House Restaurant KSH Cape TownSunday Lunch & Free Live Jazz at Kloof ...

While away the last few hours of the weekend with some smooth tunes and good ...

Art blocks from Baraka Cape Quarter storeBaraka Gift and Decor Shop Special

Save 10% on quirky collectibles and unusual gifts every Sunday at this De ...

Hazendal Wine Farm Cape WinelandsSunday lunch at Hazendal’s Hermitage ...

Unwind with affordable fare on one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine farms

Cape Town Winter Jazz FestivalWinter Jazz Festival in Cape Town

Warm up this winter with a song, a dance and a melodic band or three!

Brian McKnight Concert in Cape Town 2Brian McKnight Concert Tour in Cape ...

Witness the multi platinum RnB artist descend onto the Mother City shores in ...

Langley Kirkwood 10Q 10 Questions For: Langley Kirkwood

Langley Kirkwood is a talented actor, born in England, now living in Cape Town. ...

The Village Idiot Restaurant & Bar in Cape TownThe Village Idiot Restaurant and Bar in ...

The 1-2-3 on the new fool that just stumbled onto the CBD’s nightlife ...

Drostdy Teater in StellenboschThe Drostdy Theatre in Stellenbosch

Immerse yourself in the magic of the stage at this new predominantly Afrikaans ...

Kloof Street House Restaurant KSH Cape TownKloof Street House: Cape Town’s ...

The enchanting hidden gem where you will discover a magical dining ...

World Design Capital Cape Town 2014Events Programme for World Design ...

A look at the activities and events on the Cape Town design agenda during 2014

District 6 MuseumHistorical Heritage Walking Tour ...

Amble through the heart of the Mother City on this unique, self-guided ...