Annual Event Beneficiaries
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon doesn’t just provide a great day out for runners. The event is also a fantastic way to give something back to the community.
The Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI) was launched ahead of the 2012 event, as a fundraising initiative that provides much-needed funding for select groups of charities that match Two Oceans’ support pillars:
- Athletics Development
Official Beneficiaries of the 2016 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon
When runners enter their chosen event, they are also given the opportunity to make a donation to TOMI and support one of the initiative's official beneficiaries.
Cancer Buddies is a support project that underpins the importance of personal support while living with cancer. Cancer Buddies connect with people for one-on-one cancer support across South Africa on a daily basis.
Cancer Buddies believe that the cancer journey can be made easier when the experience is shared with someone “who has been there”, who understands, who can assist and who can serve as a friend along the way.
For more information: http://www.cancerbuddies.org.za/buddies
CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Established in 1994, the CECD focuses on improving the education and care for our country’s most vulnerable citizens – young children from disadvantaged communities.
This is done through training programmes that build the capacity of those working with young children, providing physical infrastructure upgrades and education equipment provision to ECD centres in urban and rural areas, through research and evaluation, and through resource and information provision to the field nationally.
For more information: www.cecd.org.za
NATIONAL SEA RESCUE INSTITUTE (NSRI)
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is a charity that has over 1000 unpaid volunteers who respond 24/7/365 to save lives on South African waters.
In addition to this important service, the NSRI also present water safety education for disadvantaged children.
For more information: www.nsri.org.za
SA GUIDE DOGS ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND
The SA Guide Dogs Association for the Blind strives to improve mobility, independence, and the overall well-being of visually-impaired individuals. Established in 1953, the Association is the only organisation involved in this field in South Africa.
While it costs about R80 000 to train a Guide Dog, the Association aims to make service dogs available to people regardless of their financial situation. The Association also provides owner training.
For more information: www.guidedog.org.za/
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2016.