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Give a little, make a big difference. You can make a difference, get involved, help raise funds and/or run the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon for a charity of your choice. #Challengeyourself

To find out more about how you can enter the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon aligned to a charity and which charities you can run for or raise funds for, view the list below. You can make a difference in the lives of those who benefit from these worthy charities. Make your journey along the route of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a significant one. Be it that you run for them as their VIP Charity entry or by becoming an activist or by making a donation, your contribution will make all the difference.

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Find a charity of your choice in our charities below and make a difference.

Amy Foundation

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Our mission is to provide a safe environment in challenged and vulnerable communities where we develop emotionally well rounded Children and Youth who make positive life choices and become contributing members of society.

Reaching over 2000 youngsters every day, the programmes are having a very positive effect on the youth as well as the communities in which they live. The Foundation currently operates 5 after school care centres including Nyanga, Gugulethu, Manenberg and Crossroads, and each hosting over 300 students per day. We provide educational and cultural activities that offer students healthy alternatives to all the negative influences within their society, unlock their creative talent and create future emotionally well rounded individuals, leaders and entrepreneurs for South Africa.

Programmes run Monday to Thursday and a sandwich meal is offered daily to each child. These programmes include after school care, music, HIV / AIDS peer education, greening and environment, literacy, creative arts, drama & dance, sport, and computer literacy.

Contact number: 021 447 1690, E-mail: amyfoundationsa@gmail.com

MSSA

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Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system. Today over 2,500,000 people around the world have MS.

The purpose of MSSA organization is to create both awareness of this most debilitating disease and to provoke any and all suggestions which may lead to empowering multiple sclerosis sufferers in South Africa and in doing so put MSSA on the world wide map.

Non Smit – 021-9484160 or 0825505486

Make A Difference Leadership Foundation

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Make A Difference Leadership Foundation was founded in 2003 by Francois Pienaar, and focuses on leadership development through education. The approach is to identify scholars with academic and leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources to afford a quality education, and offer them comprehensive support in the areas of education, mentorship, leadership and life-skills development. Make A Difference Leadership Foundation’s scholarship is awarded throughout the scholars’ academic and personal journeys, and ensures that they have the necessary tools and opportunities to reach their full potential as future leaders of South Africa. Through the comprehensive, personal and long-term support offered to the Make A Difference Leadership Foundation scholars through the Scholarship Programme, the aim is to develop an alumni of Make A Difference Leadership Foundation Fellows who invest back in South Africa and who are a powerful force for positive change in their own unique way and leaders in their own right.

Be the difference. Join the movement.

The leaders of tomorrow need our leadership today.

Website: www.madleadership.org

Contact us: 021 948 9871

PERIOD PROJECT

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“On average a young woman on school can miss up to 70 days of school per annum when on a menstrual cycle and then needs to work ten times harder than her male counterparts. The purpose of this project is to help lay the foundation for our young South African woman to achieve their dreams by giving them the opportunity to complete school uninterrupted because they do not have access to a basic necessity, such as affordable sanitary towels.

This project is not just about ensuring our young women have access to affordable sanitary wear, but offers opportunities of interest (when they arise) for them to participate in.

To date this project has been able to supply approximately 2000 young women in Grade 12 with a year’s supply of sanitary towels, supported the Hout Bay informal settlement fire victims, the Knysna fire victims and the Cape Town storm homeless victims.

Not only will you be helping our young women to not miss school, but you are helping them to feel confident and giving them a chance at a brighter future.

This project is not aligned to any political party and is here for the benefit of all our young ladies wishing to complete school. Sanitary Towels should be free for all learners -PERIOD”

Contact Cecile-Ann on cecileannp642@gmail.com; Cell: 071 457 0930

Anna Foundation

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The Anna Foundation runs after-schools for children living on farms and in rural areas of the Western Cape. They implement the “3 R’s Programme: Reading, Running, Right-ing”, which involves education, sports and life skills (presented through drama). This professionally designed, holistic programme is aimed at learners from Grade R – 12 and aims to empower rural children with life skills and core values, building self-worth and self-responsibility.  The Anna Foundation also trains women and men from the farming communities to implement the daily running of the 3 R’s Programme.

The Anna Foundation’s aim is that each child will develop a positive vision for his or her own future, while also ensuring they make a positive future contribution to South Africa as a whole.

www.annafoundation.com

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Contact: info@annafoundation.com or phone +27 (0) 21 - 885 1922

CANSA

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Purpose & Mission

The Cancer Association of South Africa’s (CANSA’s) purpose is to lead the fight against cancer in South Africa by offering a unique, integrated service to the public which involves holistic cancer care and support to all people affected by cancer. It’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that:

enables research
educates the public
provides support to all people affected by cancer

CANSA needs YOUR support in the Fight Against Cancer

You can help CANSA fight cancer by raising funds online via GivenGain. GivenGain enables you to make a donation to an existing online fundraising project that we have created, alternately, you can become a fundraising activist for one of our online fundraising projects and manage your own fundraiser for us. Your supporters will be able to make a secure online donation directly to CANSA. Make a stand against cancer and become a fundraising activist TODAY!

For more information see www.cansa.org.za or email info@cansa.org.za or call 0800 22 66 22. Alternately, contact Lucy Balona, General Manager Marketing & Communication CANSA: email – lbalona@cansa.org.za or tel: 011-616 7662.

Contact Susann Breytenbach - sbreytenbach@cansa.org.za and telephone number (021) 689 5347/082 452 4706

Rotary – Newlands

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The Rotary Club of Newlands

Chartered in 1993, the Newlands club is part of the Rotary District 9350 which encompasses the Western part of South Africa as well as Namibia and Angola.

This dynamic club has more than fifty members and raises funds through the course management of major Cape sporting events, as well as through corporate partnerships, an annual wine auction (in collaboration with the Rotary Clubs of Table Bay and of Knights Pendragon in Johannesburg) and from other sources. Its community projects are diverse, but with a focus on education (particularly early childhood development) as well as in bursary provision, health and support for Rotary youth programmes.

For further information contact Wybe Meinesz : wybe@insectcontrol.co.za

Eduvate

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We at Eduvate aim to turn the severe loss of human potential around by drastically improving the opportunities and dreams of the many learners whose circumstances rob them of hope and a meaningful future. Eduvate was registered as a Not-for-Profit company in 2011 in order carry forward a vision for quality education

We envision a new world of innovative learning communities:

School communities that develops 21st century skills and have access to new technology and best-practices;
teachers that are equipped, passionate and skilled to change education for the better;
purposeful learning that is project-based and cultivates entrepreneurs, innovators and critical thinkers;
Learners that are self-taught, self-directed and highly motivated, constantly adding value to their own learning and community.
Eduvate intends to bring forth a redesign in how learning rakes place and a flip in traditional thinking. Working collaboratively with school communities and various stakeholders, we aim to create, implement, and share innovative educational practices and resources, with the core focus on numeracy, literacy and technology.

Through this mission, we aim to cultivate school communities that successfully prepare and position the next generation to be innovative contributors to the social, economic and environmental growth and wellbeing of local communities and inevitably our country.

Contact Tarien Odendal - tarien@eduvate.org.za

SPCA

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Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. It is a member of World Animal Protection and is an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.

Over the past 144 years we have diligently carried out our mission to prevent cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an Animal Hospital, Inspectorate and four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities), and running a Kennel, Cattery, Horse Care Unit, Wildlife Centre, Farmyard and Adoption Centre which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes.

Our area of operation is vast and covers approximately 11,000km² excluding the coastline. The SPCA Inspectorate investigates reports of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. SPCA Inspectors rescue abused animals and instigate legal action against perpetrators of animal cruelty, as well as assist in enforcing municipal by-laws. The Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the only animal welfare organisation in the Western Cape which offers a 24/7 Inspectorate service through a fully computerised call centre from its facility in Grassy Park.

The SPCA Animal Care Centre cares for stray, abandoned, rescued, impounded and seized cats and dogs.  Our aim is to find suitable and loving homes for these animals and to reunite stray animals through our Lost and Found service. The SPCA Kennels are open to the public seven days a week from 9am to 4pm during the week and at weekends and on public holidays from 9am to noon.

The SPCA Animal Hospital treats sick and injured animals brought to the SPCA either by our Inspectorate or the animal’s owners. The hospital has three permanent in-house Vets and a team of nurses and orderlies.  Veterinary treatment is fully or partially subsidized to make care affordable to the needy.

The SPCA Mobile Clinics operate in the informal settlements around Cape Town, primarily the Cape Flats, providing primary veterinary care for animals and educating owners about responsible pet care. The Mobile Clinics will also bring animals into the Animal Hospital for treatment and sterilisation and return them to their owners when they have recovered.

The SPCA Horse Care Unit investigates cases of cruelty and neglect of equines (horses, donkeys, ponies and mules). The Unit rescues maltreated equines, which are brought back to the SPCA’s dedicated horse care stables in Grassy Park, where they are cared for until a suitable good home is found.

The SPCA Farm Animal Unit seeks to engage various stakeholders ranging from the city to the Provincial Department of Agriculture in order to improve the welfare standards of farm animals. The Unit firmly believes that education is a vital tool in uplifting the plight of farm animals, especially in the hands of small to emerging farmers who lack the basic infrastructure to adequately care for these animals.

The SPCA Wildlife Unit investigates an ever-increasing number of wildlife complaints as urban sprawl impacts on nature reserves. This Unit also rescues, rehabilitates and releases errant and injured wildlife, including baboons, seals, tortoises, wild birds, geese, squirrels, etc.

The SPCA Education Unit educates school children about responsible pet care, animal welfare principles and the goals and mission of the SPCA. SPCA Education Officers visit schools throughout the greater Cape Town area where a talk, a DVD presentation or a puppet show is given. Developed by the creators of Takalani Sesame Street, the puppet show inspires the young to care about animals.  The programme also offers a free sterilisation, de-worming and de-fleaing service to pets of school children in disadvantaged communities.

The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has but one mission – to ensure that no animal endures cruelty by putting all our efforts, passion and funds into making sure that ALL animals are safe, loved and cared for.

Whether your contribution pays for a packet of cat food, helps build a kennel or fights animal cruelty, you can be sure that it will help restore a rescued animal’s trust in humans – so thank you! Your donation will not only directly benefit the animals in our area but – through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide – a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area.

Bank: Standard

Branch: Constantia

Branch Code: 051001

Acc no: 063 002 167

Acc name: Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Contact: Natasha Johannes at tel: 021 700 4155 or e-mail: awareness@spca-ct.co.za

Township Farmers

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Hi, we are Township Farmers and we run 42km marathons with a tree on our backs and also from time to time, ask our friends and family to join us….

Why?

Township Farmers SA, is a registered non-profit organisation founded in 2017 by Siyabulela Sokomani and Ondela Manjezi, to bring awareness to three issues that are close and dear to their hearts;
1. Food insecurity,
2. Environmental protection & conservation, and,
3. Sustainable community development

Through Townships Farmers #runningtree campaign, the duo have raised and planted over 2000 trees across South Africa’s townships from Jabavu, Soweto to J section, Khayelitsha. This is their attempt to change the landscape of what is known as a Township. To re-imagine the narrative of the dusty township streets as it no longer is relevant to the energetic go-getters and dreamers the Township raises every day.
Since its inception the #runningtree campaign has in;
1. 2017 Cape Town Marathon – Planted 72 trees in Khayelitsha
2. 2017 Soweto Marathon – Planted 42 trees in Soweto
3. 2018 Cape Town Marathon – Planted 220 trees in Khayelitsha

The ambitious goal for 2019 is to raise 2019 trees during the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to be held in September and as the marathon’s official charity we have dared our friends and family to take part in the 42km and 10km race and help us bring the green to the greenest marathon in Africa. A moving forest consisting of 19 runners each will be on the road raising awareness on the effects of climate change, deforestation in Africa how it impacts sustainable development, the development of the girl child and food security… while of cause having fun!

In an attempt to have Khayelitsha named as the greenest township in South Africa, the 2019 trees raised will be planted in Khayelitsha schools and neighborhoods.

For as little as R70 you can donate towards this dream and help us make history.

Inharmonie

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With a vision for a place of change, we have spent almost a decade discerning and developing the concept of in Harmonie. A movement that strives to bring about change in people’s lives by creating a safe environment and facilitating a journey towards greater harmony with God, ourselves and others within our society.
+27 (21) 876 8025

Endurocad – brought to you by Elana Meyer

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First of its kind on the African continent, ENDUROCAD aims to become the most proficient distance running and endurance academy in Africa.  It offers a complete suite of services to support and professionally manage young South Africans who have the potential to become world class distance runners.

  • SACanRun KIDS Schools Development Programs
  • SACanRun YOUTH Development Programs
  • Endurocad Endurance Academy

As a non-profit company it relies heavily on the public to support its initiatives.  It is brought to you by Elana Meyer.

Committed to excellence

www.endurocad.co.za

Givengain platform: https://www.givengain.com/cc/2017SCTM/

Just Giving platform: https://www.justgiving.com/endurocad/

 

Contact Elana Meyer at elana@endurocad.co.za

Masikhule

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Masikhule’s mission is to ensure that all children living in marginalised communities of the Helderberg and surrounding rural areas attend Early Childhood Development Facilities that are registered and provide a holistic child development and stimulation program, so that these children may enter formal schooling with a good foundation of knowledge, maturity and independence.

The three main functions of Masikhule are:

  • to provide training in Early Childhood Development for pre-school and crèche staff, primary caregivers (including mothers) and unemployed women;
  • to develop, support and mentor pre-schools and crèches;
  • to provide unemployed women with the opportunity to gain practical skills in Early Childhood Development and stimulation. This makes it possible for them to find employment as domestic workers looking after their employer’s young children in the home, as well as at existing ECD centres.

 

 

 

For more information contact Sandy Immelman at sandy@masikhule.org

Peninsula School Feeding Association

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You can’t teach a hungry child.

3 out of 4 children go to school hungry every single day. Without the right nourishment they can’t concentrate in class, battle to retain information and have terrible stomach cramps. But now you can make a difference.

Tel: +27 (21) 447 6020 e:mail: info@psfa.org.za

Community Chest Unogwaja Challenge

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The Community Chest Unogwaja Challenge is an incredible journey by bicycle from Cape Town to the Comrades that follows in the footsteps of the youngest winner of Comrades, Phil Masterton-Smith, who when he didn’t have the train fare to get to the race in 1933 – cycled there! This spirit of overcoming adversity despite one’s circumstances is at the heart of Unogwaja.

Funds from the Community Chest Unogwaja Challenge are channelled to educational and community-development projects across South Africa that meet the due diligence requirements that we pride ourselves on.

In the last nine years over R6-million has been raised by riders and support crew for our beneficiaries. We aim to be the change we want to see and believe that nobody should be left behind when it comes to access to health, education, income-generation and community development.

In 2020 we will host the 10th anniversary event which marks a rebirth of the Challenge under the Community Chest umbrella. We are looking for 20 riders along with support crew who will carry the flag across South Africa, inspiring hope! This will be our biggest team to date. Those selected as Unogwaja for 2020 in September of this year will have nine months to fundraise. We see the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon as the first opportunity for Unogwaja and their family and friends to start this journey.

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon’s vision and values very much align with ours in wanting to be a sustainable and inclusive event that strives to make a positive difference in the lives of South Africans – helping them realise their potential.

We hope to continue our relationship with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and aim to fully support the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, leading up to, as well as on race day. We would be delighted if you would consider us as a charity for 2019.

unogwaja@comchest.org.za

Stellenbosch University Alumni

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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela, awarded an honorary doctorate by Stellenbosch University,1996

Graduating from university is a big step in your life’s journey. Once you have obtained your degree, you form part of the alumni community and Stellenbosch University remains your intellectual home. The Alumni Relations Office believes the success of a university depends greatly on the participation of its alumni, therefore we strive to keep you connected to your alma mater long after the euphoria of obtaining your qualification/s has died down.

Tel: +27 21 808 9266; E-mail: ontwikkeling@sun.ac.za

Project Dignity

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The aim of Project Dignity is to reduce absenteeism and dropout rates in schools and increase opportunities for girls to complete their education with dignity.

There are 7 000 000 school girls in South Africa who don’t have access to sanitary pads as they cannot afford them. Most girls are from child headed homes where there is no one to talk to and educate them on sexual health.

Through Project Dignity we give the girls the basic education they deserve. Their dignity is kept intact and we empower them to be the best they can. We grow their self-esteem by educating them on their bodies and sexual rights.

Contact Liza Adlem on 082 77 29 057 or lizaadlem@telkomsa.net

Sanlam Foundation

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The Sanlam Foundation

As a business operating on the African continent and beyond, Sanlam is cognisant of its responsibility towards society and is committed to sustainable social advancement.

As Sanlam’s primary corporate social investment medium, the Sanlam Foundation is a true effort to transform the society in which we operate.

In 2015, the Sanlam Group invested ZAR74 million (USD4.7 million) in South Africa on socio-economic development (SED), focused on Financial Literacy, Education, Enterprise Development and Environmental Stewardship.

Therefore, The Sanlam Foundation is committed to growing its SED investments to reflect our pan-African vision – by investing in SED projects in countries where we operate.

The Following projects are supported by the Sanlam Foundation

For Further information contact:  Lunga Schoeman, Project Manager: Sanlam Foundation, 021 947 2401 or lunga.schoeman@sanlam.co.za

Contact Details: Lunga Schoeman, Project Manager: Sanlam Foundation, 021 947 2401 or lunga.schoeman@sanlam.co.za

Ithemba Foundation

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Ithemba Foundation strives to raise awareness of depression as a biological illness, and raise funds for research about this disease. On our website you’ll find information about depression , where you can go for help, a little more about our foundation and how you can get involved. You can also apply online for a bursary for research relating to depression.

Ithemba means “hope” in isiXhosa. We aim to create hope by talking openly about depression and contributing to the knowledge about this disease.

e-mail: ithembafoundation@mweb.co.za

Guide Dog Association South Africa

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Contact: Teagan Schwerin at 021 674 7395 or TeaganS@guidedog.org.za

Sunflower Fund

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Each year thousands of South Africans, mostly children and teenagers, are diagnosed with life threatening blood disorders such as leukaemia, marrow failure and aplasia. For most, their only chance of survival is a bone marrow stem cell transplant. Sometimes it’s possible for a relative to be a donor, but most patients (75%) are not so lucky and so a search for a matching, unrelated donor must begin. This is a daunting and traumatic task, with the chance of finding a matching donor just 1 in 100 000.

Imagine if South Africa had those 100 000 donors, people from all walks of life willing to give just two test tubes of blood to save a life?

The Sunflower Fund’s vision to give all South Africans diagnosed with Leukaemia and other life-threatening blood disorders the chance of life, irrespective of their race and financial circumstances. It is The Sunflower Fund’s mission to educate and recruit a viable source of well-informed potential bone marrow stem cell donors who are ethnically diverse, in an effort to save the lives of those needing a transplant when suffering from life-threatening blood disorders like Leukaemia.

The Fund is appealing to people of all races and between the ages of 18-45 to become donors so that all patients are afforded the opportunity to undergo a lifesaving transplant. At the same time funds need to be raised to pay for the molecular (DNA) typing of these expensive blood tests (R2000) when they recruit each new donor. The Sunflower Fund is raising funds for this purpose but relies heavily on public donations to continue the important work that they do.
Events and campaigns are organised all over South Africa to raise the necessary funds such as National Bandana Day and various Miles4Marrow events. By partaking in The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and choosing to run for The Sunflower Fund, you would be assisting them in raising funds and creating the awareness that is so desperately needed to save more lives. If you would like to make a donation please visit: http://www.givengain.com/cause/3181/

Thank you in advance for your very generous donation and for giving hope to patients suffering from leukaemia and other life threatening blood disorders. If you would like to find out more about becoming a bone marrow stem cell donor please call 0800 12 10 82 or visit www.sunflowerfund.org.za

Contact Tarryn Corlett at Tarryn@sunflowerfund.org.za or phone 0800 12 10 82

Feenix

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Feenix was launched in June 2017 as a response to the #FeesMustFall movement that spread across campuses in South Africa during 2015 and 2016. This movement highlighted the extremely high cost of tertiary education and the impact financial stress has on student success rates.

We created Feenix, an online fundraising platform that connects communities; providing a tool for students to formalize their fundraising efforts and a channel for funders to find students they wish to support.

The Feenix team is young, diverse and passionate about education. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Our founding partner, Standard Bank, share in this belief and without their financial support and guidance, Feenix would not be in existence today.

Feenix is a Public Benefit Organisation (930057053) and governed by a Trust (IT831/2017)

WPA Kids athletics development program

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The “IAAF Kids Athletics” Programme aims to ensure a steady and sustainable policy of development of the sport of Athletics. The aim of which is to introduce Children to Athletics at a basic level. The Kids Athletics Programme introduces young children to athletics in an attractive, accessible and instructive manner.

The programme objectives are:

  • Provide and enhance opportunities for communities to participate in athletic activities
  • Increase levels of participation
  • Develop a love for athletics in young people while improving their sporting skills
  • Promote healthier communities, by dealing with the growing challenges of sedentary lifestyles, childhood obesity, gender equality and social cohesion
  • Strengthen development and leadership competencies within WP affiliated clubs
  • Up skill club representatives, coaches and facilitators with coaching, life skills and leadership training
  • Implement a Kids Athletics Programme league competition between clubs
  • Provide the funding, resources and support to continuously deliver successful programmes
  • Support, encourage, develop and optimise the talent within the Western Province
  • Develop performance, talent identification and management systems
  • Create pathways for talented athletes

To find out more please email us directly.

Contact Sue Forge at sue@wpathletics.co.za

WWF

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WWF South Africa aims to…

Conserve the biodiversity assets (endangered wildlife, species, habitats and ecosystems) of South Africa
Ensure natural ecosystems and their services are appropriately valued and integrated into sustainable development
Play a leading role among developing countries in addressing the risks and opportunities associated with climate change
Improve the livelihoods of communities who are most directly dependent on natural resources through better environmental practices
Ensure that South African consumers have the knowledge to influence appropriate environmental practice from the private and public sectors
Instil a culture of environmental responsibility in Business and Industry (including agriculture, fishing and mining)
Advocate for government policies incorporating sound environmental principles that promote, maintain and enhance biodiversity and ecological services
Increase environmental skills and capacity among current and future leaders

Our involvement with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is primarily with the trail run events. One of the great joys of trail running is the ability to get outside and enjoy nature in all its glory. Participants in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon trail running events can now Run for Nature and help conserve the very nature they love and enjoy so much! Nature loving runners are invited to make a statement and support WWF through entering the WWF Run for Nature category in any of the trail running events. Your entry is inclusive of a WWF running shirt.

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For more information phone Tel: +27 21 657 6600

The Health Foundation

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Contact us: +27 21 418 1580

Greenpop

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Greenpop is a non-profit organisation on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet. We plant trees, grow food, educate people and have fun doing it!

We work on urban greening, reforestation, and food growing projects, and educate people through practical workshops. Greenpop was founded in 2010 and has since planted over 70 000 trees at schools and other urban sites as well as forests and farms across South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania.

Our Projects

Urban Greening: With an emphasis on environmental education, these projects concentrate on planting trees in undergreened urban settings, especially schools, community centres and educares. A mixture of fruit and indigenous trees are planted to re-instill a pride of place and address food security issues.

Reforestation: Our small-scale reforestation projects generally take place in conservation and/or protected areas which require indigenous forest restoration. Trees are planted in a way which mimics their natural growth in the wild, therefore increasing biodiversity and creating carbon sinks.

For more information phone Tel: 079 334 8268

Breast Health Foundation

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The Breast Health Foundation, which is a Not for Profit Company, was established in April 2002 in conjunction with several companies and organisations to educate the public on Breast Cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women.
Its founding was facilitated by individuals who held deep concerns around women’s health issues in South Africa and had the intentions to educate the public on breast health issues in general and Breast Cancer in particular.

Tel: 0860 283 343

JAG Foundation

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Alcohol and drugs are the root cause of almost all of South Africa’s ills: gangsterism, crime, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, broken homes and unemployment etc., which are actively prevalent in the lives of children in disadvantaged communities.

To a large part, these ills are accepted as part of a natural life path, where there is a culture you live by with no alternatives or perceived options for these children.

We as the JAG Foundations utilise sport and play as a catalyst for change, exposing children in disadvantaged communities to an alternate life path. Our mentoring, coaching, knowledge and organised sport and play programmes, target the issues of alcohol, drugs and gangsterism head-on by showing children the real and attainable opportunity of an alternative life path, that can give them hope and an escape from a societal predisposition of their future.

Our programmes utilise Athletics, Running, Cycling, and Rugby as codes or disciplines to expose the alternative life path, by imparting paramount core values learned through sport, play, and fun. These vehicles take form under the brands Mighty Metres (basics movement development – Athletics and Running), JAGRunners (Cross Country coach development), JAGRiders (Cycling), JAGRugby (Rugby), and JAGBullyProof (Ball games).

Our programmes have been successfully rolled out and sustained since 2006, covering predominantly the Cape Flats area including Bonteheuwel, Mitchels Plain, Fir Grove, Belhar, and Lavender Hill to name a few. We implement facilitator-training programme, where key individuals are identified from within the rollout community, trained as mentors under the guise of trainers in the philosophy and mission of the JAG Foundation, trained to correctly implement the various JAG Foundation programmes, and up-skilled as accredited sports coaches. These facilitators are then employed and recognised as JAG Foundation Mentors and are designated a satellite turn-key programme to run and implement under the continuous monitoring and management of the JAG Foundation.

For more information phone Chris on 0717790650 or mail: chris@jagfoundation.org.za

Spirit Education Foundation

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The Spirit Education Foundation is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa, offering educational scholarships to financially disadvantaged high school scholars in the Western Cape.

The Spirit Education Foundation was established in April 1994 to provide opportunities for quality education to young high school scholars, enabling future generations of South Africans access to the tools needed to meet the demands in the workplaces of tomorrow.

+27 (0) 21 795 5199 or e-mail: info@spiriteducationfoundation.org

Peace and Sport

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logo-MFP-rvb“Peace and Sport is a politically neutral and independent organization based in the Principality of Monaco, which works to promote sport as a tool for peace. Founded by current President Joël Bouzou in 2007, Peace and Sport is a global initiative under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Peace and Sport acts to put sport at the heart of concerted, effective and relevant political action, to make sport a catalyst for peace.

 The organization is committed to:

Raising awareness on the potential of sport as a peace-building tool;

Fundraising to finance and carry out field projects;

Acting of the ground by supporting local stakeholders and developing educational tools;

Promoting best practices of stakeholders of the peace through sport movement.

Contact Ludovic Dau at imoveforpeace@peace-sport.org

Home from Home

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Home from Home provides supported and supervised community-based foster care for orphaned, abused, neglected and vulnerable children in South Africa.

In 2005, Jane Payne and Pippa Shaper envisioned a future where orphaned and vulnerable children of South Africa would not have to grow up in institutional children’s homes. This vision led them to found Home from Home, which became one of the first non-profit organisations in South Africa to practice Cluster Foster Care.

We believe that living in a small family unit with a dedicated foster mother or foster parents is the next best place for children who can’t be cared for by their own biological families. Our children grow up in a network of small, family homes in their communities where they can retain their culture and grow up speaking their mother-tongue.  They have a foster family to support and care for them.  Our hope is that one day they will either be reunited with their biological families, or failing that, that we have provided them with the best possible foundation to lead happy, successful lives.

The majority of our homes are run alongside a community associate, which is either a local community or faith based organisation. These associations ensure community support for our homes. By working with our associates we are able to empower them to care for their own children in need, whilst ensuring they have access to the expertise and resources required to provide a high level of care for their children.

Today, we are proud to say we care for over 200 vulnerable children through a network of 34 homes across fifteen communities. We also consult to several organisations around South Africa to assist them to implement our unique and successful model of care.

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Contact Charisse Fourie - tel: +27 21 761 7251 or e-mail: charisse@homefromhome.org.za

My Child has Cancer

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We are a collection of mothers whose children had cancer. Some of our children are in remission. Others have been taken from us. We have travelled this journey together, supporting each other to face whatever unpredictable hurdles this disease brings with it every day. There have been small triumphs and great tragedies, but our joys have been doubled and our pain halved by sharing and caring for each other’s families. We provide this service without charge to all families in need.

Our vision is to be there for families rocked by cancer across all income communities irrespective of religious background, race or social background in South Africa.

We do this by working directly with the primary family caregivers of children aged 0-18 diagnosed with cancer. We use tested methods that have worked very well in similar contexts elsewhere. In addition we aim to create a community of togetherness within and between families who are treated at various hospitals, both state and private.

To us, “being there” for each other means that every family knows and feels that there is someone they can call on who understands what they are going through on this journey, thereby reducing any feelings of isolation and hopelessness. We also understand and care about siblings of children with cancer as they also go through great trauma in this process.

Tel: 021 023 0237

Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town

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Picture4Picture5Picture6The Animal Anti-Cruelty League was established in 1956 as an independent self-sufficient welfare organisation that exists to prevent and eliminate cruelty to all animals whether arising from ignorance, neglect or deliberate cruelty and to service the less advantaged communities though education to care for their pets.  We house unwanted, stray, rescued and abandoned animals at our facilities with the aim to rehabilitate them for adoption.

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town is situated in Epping and has a satellite branch in Bellville South.  The two branches are equipped with a Primary animal health Clinic, Theatre and an Adoptions department.  The main Epping branch also houses the Inspectorate department and mobilises a Mobile clinic which visits disadvantaged areas five times a week to assist the community with primary health care and vaccinations.  As a non-profit organisation we survive on public donations alone and through our own fundraising efforts, we offer a subsidized animal primary health service, support and education to less fortunate communities.

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Epping 90 Bofors Circle, Epping 2 Tel: 021 534 6426 Adoptions: 071 000 1557

Bellville 1 Bureau Street, Sacks Circle Industrial, Bellville South Tel: 021 951 3010 Adoptions: 074 575 7737

Contact Mpho Hlalele on tel: 021 534 6426

TSiBA

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TSiBA Education NPC is a unique private, not-for-profit business school. TSiBA is an acronym
for the Tertiary School in Business Administration and in isiXhosa “uku tsiba!” means to jump –
and TSiBA does just this by facilitating access to tertiary education for students with academic
and leadership potential but whose entry to such opportunity is restricted by socio-economic
environmental factors.
TSiBA was founded in 2004 with a vision to Ignite Opportunity and our mission is to be an
innovative learning community that graduates entrepreneurial leaders who ignite opportunity and
social change.
As a higher education institution, TSiBA provides talented individuals with opportunities to study
high quality, accredited academic programmes that are focused on developing entrepreneurship
and leadership. All students receive tuition scholarships and Pay Forward the skills and knowledge
they gain at TSiBA into their communities – thus utilising their education opportunity in ways that
help to develop innovative strategies of decreasing the gap between rich and poor for many and
not just for themselves.
tel: (021) 5322750

Pink Drive

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South Africa’s best-loved Breast Cancer Community Carer – PinkDrive, is the  indispensable, tangible breast cancer Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) powering South Africa’s first mobile  PinkDrive Mammography Unit and PinkDrive Educational Unit through our country, driving home the fact that ‘Early Detection Saves Lives’. PinkDrive currently runs three “Pink” mobile breast check units, as well as three educational cars. All units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling various disadvantaged communities access to education, mammograms, clinical examinations and how to do breast self-examination. In March 2014, PinkDrive launched a new mobile unit.  This unit will address cervical cancer, as well as offering mammograms. On 7th August, PinkDrive launches its first Women’s Health clinic at Pretoria Railway Station. This is another first in South Africa.
Contact Noelene Kotschan at noelene@pinkdrive.co.za or phone +27 (0) 11 998 8022
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