LCP – FARR

Foundation for Alcohol Related Research (FARR)

FARR is dedicated to building positive futures in South African communities by significantly reducing birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Their mission is:

“To become the household name in our field by implementing impactful direct community interventions, driving social awareness programmes, conducting world-class research and by offering a full range of diagnosis, management, support, training, educational and mentorship services.”
We support FARR’s work in a variety of ways. Its research into Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is invaluable to the communities it supports.
Our recent contributions include supporting the following awareness campaigns and interventions:

FARR AGM

The CTICC sponsored and hosted FARR’s AGM, which we have done each year since 2014.

2018 August FARR AGM

Breast Cancer Awareness

We supported a campaign around breast cancer awareness, which raised funds for resources for early childhood development centres. Ribbons and information cards were handed out to our staff and we matched the total donation made to FARR (ECD); FARR used the funds to provide each of their ECD centres in the West Coast region with much-needed kettles.
2017 October Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day

We helped promote a campaign focused on FASD on International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day, reminding people through the observation of 90 seconds of silence, and various linked activities, that during the nine months of pregnancy, alcohol should be avoided for the sake of the health of the child.
The CTICC also donated 100 bottles of water for FARR’s International Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Day Walk.

Earth Day

The CTICC donated ten recycling bins which were distributed to five crèches supported by FARR, as well as promoting the work of the organisation in an awareness mailer to our staff.
Earth Day - Recycling bins were donated to FARR on Earth Day 2018

Please visit www.farrsa.org.za to find out more about the organisation and how to get involved.