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Wednesday, 07 February 2018

Keeping Fiona's Legacy Alive

Montagu News - Keeping Fiona's Legacy Alive
Dancescape South Africa (DSA) is a Non-Profit organisation established in 2016 by Fiona and Mitya Sargeant.

DSA facilitate dance classes in Zolani every afternoon of the week. They teach over 50 kids ranging from 4 to 19 years old and employ full-time and trainee teachers. The project gets the kids off the streets away from drugs and violence. It stimulates both mind and body and above all gives the impoverished youth hope.

Opportunities for further training in Cape Town at institutions such as the Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) have been provided. Many previous students are now working professionally in South Africa and abroad.

Their intention was to continue the Fiona Sargeant Legacy which is to uplift rural disadvantaged youth through dance. Fiona started working with the disadvantaged youth in 2006 and many of her previous students are now working as professional dancers all over the world.



In 2016 Fiona was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away in September 2017. However her dream and legacy continues as the Dancescape South Africa team continues the project in the Zolani and Ashbury Townships. The organisation's survival depends on donations made by businesses and the general public.

The organisation is also a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO no: 930055804). This allows donors, who make financial donations to DSA, the opportunity to claim Tax Benefits. Business concerns and individuals who make donations will be eligible to claim deductions in their 2018 tax return.

To claim tax relief for the 2018 tax year you would need to make your donation by Friday the 23rd of February so that the banks can have it cleared by the 28th of February. Dancescape South Africa will then send you a section 18A tax receipt which will allow you to claim a Tax deduction.

Please also consider loading a monthly or quarterly Debit Order for the 2019 Tax Year!



You can donate by an EFT or bank deposit:
Account name: Dancescape South Africa
Bank: ABSA
Branch: Montagu
Branch code: 334513
Account number: 4090224139

For more information on Dancescape South Africa please view their website at:
http://dancescapesouthafrica.org.za/

Or visit them on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014810193788



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