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 2017 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.
Wildlands Conservation Trust - http://wildlands.co.za/
Imagine a world where the poorest of the poor could feed themselves, clothe themselves, educate themselves, house themselves – by growing and bartering trees and collecting waste, all while conserving their natural environment and heritage.
The life changing work that Wildlands does is structured through seven programmes carried out across 12 Community Ecosystem Based Adaptation (CEBA) clusters in six provinces. Our programmes are complimentary and all contribute towards our core focus of building robust ecosystems that underwrite human wellbeing and sustainable development. They are focused areas of intervention aimed at sustainable natural resource use and the development of a green economy.
Christel House South Africa - http://christelhouse.org/
Transforming the lives of impoverished children.
Children don’t choose to be born into poverty. Most grow up never realizing their human potential. Instead, they face physical and psychological trauma—hunger, malnutrition, disease, low self-esteem and lack of opportunity.
Christel House is a holistic model designed to transform the lives of impoverished children. We do this by focusing on the “whole child.” We don’t just educate, or feed, or provide health care—we do all of these things—from early childhood through early adulthood. We develop the total child.
Breadline Africa - http://breadlineafrica.org/
Breadline Africa provides infrastructure projects that benefit early childhood development (ECD – providing educational support to children between the ages of one and six years), and children and youth in literacy. Today, Breadline Africa is one of the biggest suppliers of converted shipping containers for poverty relief in South Africa and has delivered more than 320 containers to poverty-stricken communities across the country.
This focus is clustered into three main areas – Early Childhood Development (ECD), libraries and a range of similar container projects to uplift communities. In addition, Breadline Africa also provides initiatives (such as seaside outings, feeding programmes and school stationery support) to uplift the lives of young children – to open imagination and enable futures.
The Saartjie Baartman Centre for Women and Children - http://www.saartjiebaartmancentre.org.za/
Opened in 1999 as the first multi-disciplinary service (one-stop) centre for abused women and children in the country. This provided an opportunity for organisations to come together as partners to develop an appropriate on-site multi-agency service delivery model for the effective management, treatment and prevention of violence against women and children. It also presented an opportunity for a partnership approach between government departments and the non-governmental sector.
The Centre has since evolved to be the prime learning site nationally for providing holistic, integrated services to survivors of violence. These include a 24-hour crisis response; a residential shelter and transitional housing for abused women and their children; legal assistance; and job-skills training.
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2016.