Kamlongera explained they are keeping the event simple with live acts, food and drink to maximise the appeal and to ensure the event doesn’t run at a loss. The event runs in parallel to TuksRag’s charity initiative, Casual Day, which was launched last year in collaboration with the UP disabilities unit and the Unit for Community Engagement at UP. “With the success we had with Casual Day at UP, where last year we raised R50 000. We said if we want to maximise [the success]- as we want to raise R100 000 this year- we should use the same format as the benefit concert, pledging a certain amount, and combining it with the Casual Day [initiative]. So it’s a form of ‘Casual Spring Day’,” said Kamlongera. So far stickers to raise funds for the UP Casual Day initiative have been on sale on campus and 40% of the sales will go to the UP disabilities unit while the remainder will go toward the national Casual Day initiative. In addition to the Casual Day initiative, the funds raised from Spring Day will be pledged to the SRC’s R10 million Game, but more specifically the students with disabilities that will be aided by the SRC campaign. Kamlongera highlighted the ultimate aim behind Spring Day is reaching out and giving.

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