The Fire Fundraiser presented by La Parada, 18 March 2017

Fire Fundraiser at La Parada 18 MarchLa Parada at Constantia Nek will host a fundraiser on Saturday, 18th March at 7pm to raise much-needed funds for the victims of the fire that swept through Imizamo Yethu the previous weekend.  The blaze, said to be one of the worst experienced in Cape Town, destroyed at least 3 500 homes, leaving around 15 000 people homeless.

The Cape Town community has come out in full force to show their support, sending donations and giving of their time to help the injured and homeless Hout Bay residents, but the scale of the disaster means that even this level of support isn’t enough.

As such, La Parada has announced a fundraising event on Saturday to raise money for DARG to help the animals affected by the fire, and Fire Extinguisher Balls to try to assist in preventing similar disasters in the future.

Freshlyground singer Zolani Mahola and other Freshlyground members will be doing an acoustic performance, and Dino Moran and Will Travel will be DJing to keep the party carrying on into the night.

An auction, facilitated by Joey Burke as auctioneer, will be held to raise funds and, amongst other items kindly donated to La Parada for this worthy cause, the following will be available for bidding to raise as much money as people at the event feel able to spare:

  • Artwork by various artists including bestselling artist Beezy Bailey,
  • Two images taken by renowned fire photographer, Justin Sullivan, printed and framed,
  • A sculpture by Janko De Beer,
  • Weekends away at beautiful locations including Cellars Hohenhort,
  • Luxury packages for dog owners from At Frits Dog Hotel,
  • Wine packages from Flagstone,
  • Fine dining experience from Cheynes in Hout Bay.

“We chose these charities as council is really helping rebuild the homes at Imizamo Yethu, and the local community have donated heaps of bedding, toiletries and clothes. We decided to look at the prevention avenue and thus have 50% of proceeds go to Fire Extinguisher Balls,” says Anthea Scholtz, Events at Harbour House Group.  “We chose DARG because they currently have over 80 animals from IY, many with burns and injuries and are running up huge vet bills.  We have supported both humans in need and those who don’t have a voice and look forward to handing over significant cheques to both organisations next week.”

There will also be QR Codes for Snapscan printed on posters so that people can donate on the night.

Thanks to our generous sponsors of the event, including:

Venue: La Parada Restaurant, Constantia Nek (A la carte menu)

Date: Saturday 18th March 2017

Time: 7pm

For bookings please email


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