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Changing children's lives with do-good décor at Decorex Durban

Decorex Durban media partner M-Net will show just how much they care at this year's exhibition, with the Room to Grow installation showcasing great ideas for decorating children's rooms.
The M-Net Cares Room to Grow by Mr Price Home is a series of beautifully designed children's interiors depicting room settings that cater to the different stages of a child's development. From a baby's nursery, to a toddler's play area, a tween's fantasy world, right through to a teenager's escape zone, the focus will be on the creation of spaces where children can grow, learn and play.

All the furniture featured in the M-Net Cares Rooms to Grow space is to be supplied by Mr Price Home and when Decorex Durban is over, it will all be donated to a local underprivileged children's home, Makaphutu, supporting the resident kids' growth needs.

For the second year running, M-Net and Decorex SA are joining forces to support the needs of South African children's charities, and where nurturing and educating South Africa's youth is once more the focus of the partnership.

Both parties value this partnership as an effective means of creating awareness and offering support to children's charities, with the primary focus being on education.

"We are extremely proud to have M-Net on board as media partner for another year," says general manager of Decorex SA, Sian Steyn. "The work we have accomplished together so far has already benefited many young people and we will continue to do so in 2013."

Koo Govender, M-Net Director: Corporate Marketing and Communications, says the M-Net Cares collaboration with Decorex SA is a prime example of M-Net's commitment to education. "It's important to create an environment that suits the needs of our children - from toddlers to teens. "Room to Grow" will showcase the necessary tools required to achieve effective childhood development and in the end, by means of donations to the charities, the exhibition will make a difference where it's needed most."

Partnering with M-Net Cares and Decorex SA in their do-good décor installation, local furniture retailer Mr Price Home will sponsor all the furniture, which they will then donate to underprivileged children, supporting their growth needs and embracing the principals of the project.

Kerry Strauss, Marketing Manager of Mr Price Home says: "Mr Price Home and The Red Cap Foundation are thrilled to be involved with the M-Net Cares Room to Grow initiative because we believe that the environment in which children are nurtured makes a huge difference to who they will become."

"Helping to provide comfortable living spaces in which children can play, sleep, learn and grow is our way of saying thank you to all of the teachers, and care givers who dedicate their lives to helping children in need."

M-Net Cares has selected the Makaphutu Children's Village in KwaNyuswa, near Botha's Hill as the beneficiary of 'Room to Grow' at Decorex Durban. Makaphutu is home to 44 vulnerable children who have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. All of these children came to Makaphutu through the welfare system; they all hail from a common traumatic, abusive and disadvantaged background; and they all are either infected or affected profoundly by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They all need love, caring and hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Exhibition details - Decorex Durban 2013

Date: 21 - 24 March 2013
Venue: Durban Exhibition Centre
Hours: 10:00 - 20:00
Tickets: R60 for adults, R50 for pensioners and students, R10 for children U12
Trade day: Friday 22 March 2013 (register online)

Visit www.decorex.co.za for more info
Facebook: Decorex SA
Twitter: @decorexSA

Decorex Durban forms part of the Decorex SA portfolio and is owned by the Thebe Exhibitions & Projects Group.

15 Mar 2013 10:04

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