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.
Find a charity of your choice in our charities below and make a difference.
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.
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.
Breast Health Foundation
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
Animal Anti-Cruelty League Cape Town
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.
Standard Bank 071465820 Rondebosch 025009
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
People Living With Cancer – PLWC
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is run by over 900 highly skilled, unpaid volunteers who are on standby day and night throughout the year.
Donations and sponsorships cover our annual running cost of R52.5m. The volunteers save us a salary bill in excess of R250m per annum.
We have 31 bases around the coast; 4 are on inland dams, a fleet of 90 rescue craft, 28 rescue vehicles, 10 quad bikes and 10 tractors. We also have access to a range of helicopters. We enjoy a good working relationship with other emergency services and we believe that it is through team effort that lives are saved.
Community Chest Unogwaja Challenge
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.
Ithemba means “hope” in isiXhosa. We aim to create hope by talking openly about depression and contributing to the knowledge about this disease.
At Drakenstein Palliative Hospice we believe in caring for the community, in the community, with the community. Helping people, help people, to embrace life and living… a hopeful future.
Traditionally Hospices care for patients with an expectation of ‘dying’. Due to the changing nature of life-threatening illnesses and the poor socio economic climate and limited resources available, we care for not only the infected patients but also their children and the affected community who are confronted with an expectation of ‘living’ with a life-threatening illness and in very harsh conditions.
Spirit Education Foundation
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.
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:
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 email@example.com or call 0800 22 66 22. Alternately, contact Lucy Balona, General Manager Marketing & Communication CANSA: email – firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 011-616 7662.
Love your Nuts
The goal of Love Your Nuts (LYN) is to raise awareness of testicular cancer by educating communities about the rarely spoken about cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to our diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and a lack of knowledge about the subject is widespread.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in the age group 15 to 40.
What we do
We believe that no men would die of testicular cancer if they knew about this young man’s cancer and were aware of how to prevent it.
Boys/men die for the following 2 reasons:
- During puberty the body changes. Boys feel these lumps but think it is part of growing up. So they think it will go away again. If they knew that it could be cancer their lives could have been saved!
- Men feel the lumps but find it too embarrassing to go to the doctor. If they knew that it could be cancer their lives could have been saved.
If we can bring awareness to all boys/men in an early stage in their lives they will be saved. Knowledge and early detection is the best weapon against cancer!
What you can do
Run in LYN branded gear to raise awareness and funds. If you have a GivenGain profile already please join the nuts team (https://www.givengain.com/cc/loveyournutsrunners/). If not, you are welcome to contact us how to get involved. We have limited numbers of entries for the Cape Town Marathon. If you raise more than R 750 on your GivenGain page we refund you your LYN merchandise. Contact us: email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Home from Home
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.
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.
The Health Foundation
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)
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.
Branch Code: 051001
Acc no: 063 002 167
Acc name: Cape of Good Hope SPCA
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.
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
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
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.
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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Peace and Sport
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.
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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.
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.
Childrens Hospital Trust
The Hospital is a beacon of hope in child healthcare in Africa and provides a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists to diagnose and treat young patients who require complex medical interventions. A purpose-designed facility for children is crucial to ensure a world-class paediatric medical service is delivered – not only because children are physically smaller but also because medical intervention in children is far more intricate than in adults.
As the largest, stand-alone tertiary hospital dedicated entirely to child health in sub-Saharan Africa, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital’s stature far outweighs its 260 000 annual patient visits. It holds the hope of a healthy childhood, a parent’s faith in healing, and a medical professional’s gift of prevention and cure for tomorrow’s most precious resources – our children.
For detailed information on the Children’s Hospital Trust and the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital visit www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za.
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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 email@example.com
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.
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- 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.
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Make A Difference Leadership Foundation
Be the difference. Join the movement.
The leaders of tomorrow need our leadership today.
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”
My Child has Cancer
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.