Outreach project progress

Dassenberg Rescue Centre Newsletter April 2023

Treasured moments

Our partnership with Marian High is growing from strength to strength.

We have been given a new group of learners to work with.  Our hopes of introducing them to our therapy dogs and horses were thwatted by heavy rain.

We made the most of it and all enjoyed some quiet time and a chance to express our creativity.

Cape Town Funny Festival Fundraiser

Marian High is an all girls school based in Clarkes Estate, an area of Cape Town that is notorious for gangsterism.

Its difficult to imagine how the learners and the teachers cope. Many of the windows have been bricked up due to security issues.  When loadshedding happens they are literally left in the pitch dark.

The school is fundraising through the Cape Town Funny Festival.  You can support the school by buying tickets to the Tuesday 20 June show.  Please contact 071 152 6240

Young heroes

We were once again joined by Clever Kids Smart Dogs.  We feel this collaboration is beneficial.  The young CKSD’s trainers build confidence as it’s up to them to instruct the learners when it comes to dog training.

Some of the learners were very afraid of dogs when they arrived and it was impressive to see how comfortable  they soon became.


As part of our commitment to sustainability we run Vintage Sales.  Funds raised through our Vintage Sales help to keep our outreach project going.

We love the fact that our main fundraiser is in itself about sustainability.  We collect good quality second hand clothing, which is then sold.  Many of our clothes are brought in from overseas and so our sales have become well known for the fantastic brands we carry.

Clothes Appeal

We are planning our next sale, please watch out for an announcement on social media.  Should you have any clothing you’d like to donate we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Sonja on 072 057 7717.

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Our Partners

We would not have made it through this period with out the on-going support of our sponsors.  Thank you RCL Foods, The Do More Foundation and The Gabrielle Faickney Charitable Trust for joining our mission ‘With Heart And Soul For Children And Animals’.