SA musos unite for PATCH fundraiser which aims to support child victims of sexual abuse

At the beginning of February, six local musos will unite on the stage at Spier Wine Estate Amphitheatre to create awareness and generate funds for three vital Western Cape children’s charities: PATCH Helderberg Child Abuse CentreHalli TrustMasikhule

The infectious Afro-fusion beats of Freshlyground will set the stage for an evening of unprecedented musical entertainment, including the poetic melodies of living legend Anton Goosen, an electric collaboration between the enigmatic Piet Botha and Akkedis who will perform as The Lyzyrd Kyngs, as well as the dulcet tones of the ever-inspiring Wendy Oldfield.

Add the very talented, award-winning singer Lionel Bastos to this already impressive line-up of legendary gems in the South African music industry, and the evening is set to be a night to remember.

Amy Jones also recently joined the stellar line-up. She will be performing her well-known radio tracks, including her popular #1 hit and award-winning single ‘You and Me’.

“As parents ourselves, we all feel it is our responsibility to do what we can to protect those who can’t protect themselves, and by supporting PATCH they can carry on doing the incredible work that they do,” explain Freshlyground.

Buy Tickets: Tickets via Quicket are now available for purchase on the Quicket platform.

Cost: Adults R200 / Children R100.

Check out the Facebook Event here.

The charities who will benefit from the exposure and funds garnered by the Live Music Concert are:

PATCH Helderberg Child Abuse Centre aims to support all child victims of sexual abuse in the Helderberg area of Cape Town, South Africa and strives to prevent the incidence of this horrific crime committed against innocent children. They believe that every child victim of sexual abuse is entitled to immediate crisis intervention, free professional therapy in his/her home language at a PATCH facility close to the child victim’s home, and preparation for the court case, should their case go to court.

Halli Trust is stands in the gap for our precious communities through education. Their mission is to make an immeasurable difference through education and the creation of awareness. This includes the skills-related empowerment initiatives, children’s activity groups, leadership development drives and hands-on community upliftment by means of focussed support to families and individuals. 

Masikhule is a non-profit organisation based in the Helderberg that trains women from marginalised communities in early childhood development. They train 300+ women and teachers per year and mentor up to 30 community-based early learning centres that are developed over the course of 3-5 years until these facilities are registered and able to operate independently. Currently 1800+ children up to the age of 6 are educated and nurtured in these pre-schools and crèches, providing them with a sound early learning program and the best start in life.