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Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

Once In a Lifetime Opportunity

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My name is Yolanda Ohlson. I am a single mother from Mitchell's Plain. I am creating this fundraising campaign for my 14-year-old son, who has been selected to participate and perform in the World Championship Marching Band - taking place in Asia, Sisaket in December 2019.

We live in one of Cape Town's most notorious areas, and it can be quite challenging at times, however, this Marching Band has kept my son grounded and focused on the greater things in life. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for my son, and as excited we are, at the same time we are struggling with funds to make this dream come true.

My son, Laeeq aged 14 yrs old, has been selected to perform with The Aswin Willemse Orient Marching Band of the Western Cape in the Drumline Showcase Championship in ASIA in December 2019.

We all share a passion for performing and artistic excellence. The average cost per band member per year to participate in all activities is +-R 30 000, this includes return flights from Cape Town to Bangkok - particularly difficult for families who are simply unable to afford these costs and in order to continue to make this rewarding experience a reality for our youth , I am reaching out directly to businesses, family and friends and I am asking for your help by donating towards the costs for this worthy course.

One of the best and most effective ways students can raise money is by acquiring sponsorship's / donations that go directly towards the amount needed to be raised by the student. Any amount of donations would be highly appreciated.

Target needs to be reached by the end of November 2019

Funds will be used for:
Airfare
Accommodation
Full performance gear
3 meals per day for the duration of his stay
Spending money for the duration of his stay

I cannot put into words how this will impact on my son - given the struggle that we face on a daily basis, this will only lighten the burden on him and myself. We will be incredibly great-full to each and everyone who would be so kind as to reach out and donate to this worthy cause.

Donations will go towards the trip to Asia for my son, who will be participating in The Aswin Willemse Orient Marching Band of the Western Cape in the Drumline Showcase Championship in December 2019.

*Funds raised will be transferred directly to The Aswin Willemse Orient Marching Band of the Western Cape*

Donations

  • Oct 22, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Have a great time!!" - Annon

  • Oct 22, 2019 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Follow your dreams ! Anything is possible if you just believe" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2019 - USD $ 702.24
  • "Congratulations Laeeq, and wIshing you all the best!" - Anonymous

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 12 968.22

Fundraising target

R 30 000.00
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Laeeq Ohlson Marching Band Cause

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My name is Yolanda Ohlson. I am a single mother from Mitchell's Plain. I am creating this fundraising campaign for my 14 year old son, who has been selected to participate and perform in the World Championship Marching Band - taking place in Asia, Sisaket in December 2019.