CTICC and FARR raise awareness

Kim van Reenen, sustainability officer at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Jaco Louw, research co-ordinator and project manager at the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research, and Olivia Bruce, marketing and sustainability manager at the CTICC.

The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) has again partnered with the Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR), to raise awareness of the plight of individuals and communities affected by alcohol misuse.

FARR supports communities and individuals affected by alcohol abuse and runs numerous programmes aimed at raising awareness of the dangers and negative impact alcohol has on communities, individuals and especially pregnant women and their unborn children.

In support of FARR’s initiatives, the CTICC and its suppliers, decor specialists Sorrento and Farm Design, and information technology solutions company, Jasco, donated teddy bears, baby blankets, backpacks, stationery and toiletries for distribution to various early childhood development crèches on the West Coast that FARR support.

Leana Olivier, chief executive officer of FARR, said over the past six years, the CTICC has not only assisted in raising awareness regarding the prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, but has also brought hope and pleasure to the recipients of the many donations the organisation has received.

“FARR is most grateful for the generous donation received from the CTICC. These wonderful gifts will surely bring joy and happiness to many children.”

Julie-May Ellingson, chief executive officer of the CTICC, said: “”Alcohol misuse has a far-reaching impact on society as a whole. As the CTICC we are proud to be associated with FARR and to provide whatever support we can to help brighten up the lives of those impacted by foetal alcohol syndrome.”