Reach For A Dream celebrates its 30th birthday

July marks the 30th anniversary of Reach for a Dream.

The organisation has spent the last three decades inspiring hope in the lives of children who face life threatening illnesses.

The organisation's chairman Mervyn Serebro says they have fulfilled the dreams of at least 18 000 children.

We have never not fulfilled a dream despite the complexity of some of those dreams and that leaves us with a sense of fulfillment.

Mervyn Serebro, Chairman of Reach for a Dream

Having worked with the organisation over a span of 20 years, Serebro explains how the decision was spurred on by the loss of his own children.

It is a product of having lost two of my own children. I remember the sense of abject hopelessness. You are in hospitals and waiting rooms for weeks on end...

Mervyn Serebro, Chairman of Reach for a Dream

Celebrating 30 years is very astonishing, there are many businesses that don't survive 30 years. We are extremely proud that we have not only survived but we have grown.

Mervyn Serebro, Chairman of Reach for a Dream

Click on the link below to listen the full conversation...


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
How soon can we see electric/ hybrid cars in SA?

How soon can we see electric/ hybrid cars in SA?

Chief of Staff at Automotive at Deloitte South Africa Jan-Hendri Tromp looks at the possibility of hybrid cars in SA.

WC SAHRC urges Ramaphosa to answer calls for a moratorium on farm evictions

WC SAHRC urges Ramaphosa to answer calls for a moratorium on farm evictions

President Cyril Ramaphosa reportedly failed to uphold a promise made in 2014.

[LISTEN] Reach For a Dream - and how the power of hope makes way for healing

[LISTEN] Reach For a Dream - and how the power of hope makes way for healing

Scientific research has apparently shown how a number of diseases can be improved or ameliorated simply through emotions.

The truth about this tear-jerking 90s TV ad (and what became of little Sam)

The truth about this tear-jerking 90s TV ad (and what became of little Sam)

CapeTalk located the brave young boy who beat cancer and partly inspired a Reach for a Dream advert which first aired in 1997.

Lewis Hamilton dedicates Grand Prix win to young South African cancer sufferer

Lewis Hamilton dedicates Grand Prix win to young South African cancer sufferer

Reach for a Dream Foundation made it possible for Klaas to meet his F1 racing hero Lewis Hamilton.

Ride for Reach for a Dream

Ride for Reach for a Dream

Make more dreams come true with Reach for a Dream and 947

Popular articles
'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

'Sars eFiling is stable, at the moment'

Testimonies at the Sars Inquiry has many South African taxpayers panicked. Bruce Whitfield interviews Sars' Mark Kingon.

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

Questions raised over line of questioning at Omotoso trial

James Grant says he thinks that it may be time to re-look how the law works in terms of dealing with rape victims.

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

[WATCH] A golden buzzer for South African trio on talent show

Khabazela shares some of the most popular tweets, posts, and videos on 'What's gone viral'.

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

'The EFF seems to be trying to find scapegoats'

Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, seems to be finding excuses as to why its leaders are in trouble.

Pick n Pay sells most groceries in 5 years

Pick n Pay sells most groceries in 5 years

Recession? What recession? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pick n Pay CEO, Richard Brasher.

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage.