Run For Charity
Runners still hoping to secure an entry for the 2015 Half Marathon, can now participate though a charity.
This is the second year that we provide a small number of charitable organisations with a limited number of Half Marathon entries - giving them the opportunity to use this event as a platform to raise funds while giving runners the chance to run for a good cause.
Please look at the list of charities and contact the organisation that you would like to run for. The entry process is facilitated via each respective charity.
Note that you have until Thursday, 15 January 2015 to enter through a charity. However, entries are in high demand and we strongly suggest you contact your chosen charity ASAP!
A21 exists to abolish injustice in the 21st century through a comprehensive system achieving preventative measures to help potential victims evade trafficking, victim protection through our shelters and aftercare program, prosecution of violators, and strategic partnerships.
We do not claim to be the “experts,” and recognize that our fight for justice is a great one. A21 rings true through the famous words of Margaret Mead, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
A21 stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st century. Anyone can join; everyone can make a difference.
Contact: Katie Modrau
Tel: 021 810 3501
The African Wildlife Conservation Fund is a small hands-on organisation passionate about, and dedicated to, wildlife conservation in Africa. We focus on the conservation of large predators in the Zimbabwean part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (a globally significant conservation area), with a particular goal of safe-guarding endangered African wild dog populations. Wild dogs are unique to Africa, but today fewer than 6 600 remain on the African continent, and the species is declining. We proactively tackle the threats to African wild dogs, and all predators, in the region through management-based research, cross border collaboration, hands-on conservation, policy dialogue, education and community engagement.
Contact: Jess Watermeyer
Tel: 076 825 0624 (reachable only after the 11 December 2014)
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. As a leading role-player in cancer research (more than R12 million spent annually), the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public.
Our health programmes comprises health and education campaigns, CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer, offer stoma and other clinical support and organisational management, medical equipment hire as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support.
We also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients plus one hospitium based in Polokwane, as well as CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.
Want to run for CANSA? Runners will get a goodie bag with a t-shirt and wrap. To run the Half Marathon for CANSA, contact:
Read more about how CANSA fights cancer in your community:
Follow CANSA on Twitter and join CANSA on Facebook and on Pinterest
The Cape Kidney Association is a grassroots Non-Profit Association that raises funds to assist with the needs of patients and families suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.
The Association was established in 1978 by a group of concerned Nephrology health care professionals and presently consists of a variety of professional staff working in the renal (kidney areas, renal patients on dialysis and those who have been transplanted) and their relatives.
Contact: Molly Fabe
Tel: 021 7611326
Cape Mental Health
Founded in 1913, Cape Mental Health (CMH) is a recognised ‘best practice’ organisation that provides a range of community-based mental health services and landmark advocacy initiatives for the development and safeguarding of the rights of persons with mental disabilities (both intellectual and psychiatric).
Our mission is to provide or facilitate comprehensive, pro-active and enabling mental health services in the Western Cape, particularly in disadvantaged or poorly resourced urban and rural communities.
We educate people about mental health and mental disability, reduce stigma and discrimination against persons with mental disabilities, and equip mental health care users with the skills and work experience they need to enjoy their rightful place in society.
Our tagline – all about ability – reflects our unified purpose of recognising and nurturing the abilities of our service users, our staff and our volunteers.
Contact Christa Maling on firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 447-9040 to find out what the entries cost and if there are still entries available.
Established in 1994, the Centre for Early Childhood Development is an early childhood development non-profit organisation working throughout South Africa.
The focus of our work is 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.
Contact: Sarah Atmore
Tel: 021 683 2420
Facebook: Centre for Early Childhood Development
Cape Town Beach Cleanup | Run 2 Lead
Cape Town Beach Cleanups Run 2 Lead program aims to give development runners from underprivileged areas an opportunity to get training and take part in races around Cape Town. We kit the guys out with proper shoes, get them registered at a club and take them on runs around the peninsula.
The program also puts the runners through comprehensive leadership training throughout the year and includes community upliftment projects that they identify and then action. Running to leaders. Community upliftment through community involvement.
Oh yes! We also help keep Cape Town’s Beautiful Beaches clean and free from litter. Over 120 tons of rubbish removed in the last 4 years.
First of its kind on the continent, ENDUROCAD aims to become the most proficient distance running and endurance sports academy in Africa.
Contact: Elana Meyer
GOLD’s (Generation of Leaders Discovered) Vision is to see a generation of young African leaders confronting the root issues of both HIV and youth risk behaviour, through uplifting their communities and imparting vision and purpose to present and future generations.
GOLD was established in 2004 and the GOLD dream is to grow young African leaders with character and integrity to mobilise their generation with the tools and support to complete their education and go on to reach their full potential, despite obstacles such as poverty, apathy, inadequate education, unemployment, orphanhood and HIV.
Contact: Nathalie Tedder
Our vision is to create a national framework that provides every child with the skills, confidence and pathway to succeed.
The Goodsport Trust is leading the way in the implementation of early developmental movement and physical education programmes in schools, after-school sport and long-term coach, infrastructure and facilities development within communities.
Contact: Kirsty - Jane Elliot
The Kidzpositive Family Fund is a Non-Profit Organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and other chronic diseases. The organisation (NPO 017-295) was founded in 2001 by health care professionals working at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
As an organisation we generate funds to provide grassroots support for children and families facing the challenges of chronic disease.
We aim to partner organisations doing similar work in our region and implement holistic health care interventions, which target the physical, social and developmental needs of our patients.
Over the past 13 years we have made an impact on delivery of HIV/AIDS services in the Western Cape province of South Africa. We deliver through innovation, development and implementation of projects in partnership with a number of donors, funding organisations and health care institutions.
Our supporters big and small provide lifeblood to our projects. Without their support we would not be able to continue the vital work we do.
MAD CHARITY™ seeks out academically talented youngsters from financially disadvantaged backgrounds across South Africa and gives them access to great education and related opportunities, while simultaneously mentoring, guiding and counselling them, to help them reach their full potential. MAD CHARITY™’s mission is to build a better South Africa by identifying, nurturing and developing the moral leaders of tomorrow by education and life skills development. To succeed in our mission we have to raise funds in any way possible. Since its inception MAD has aimed, with unflagging zeal, to touch the lives of academically talented young South Africans from financially less privileged circumstances, by creating exceptional education and related opportunities.
Contact: Madeleine Beyers
The National Institute for the Deaf (NID), situated in the Western Cape, is the only organisation in South Africa serving the needs of Deaf and hearing impaired people of all ages and has been offering these services for more than 133 years.
Programmes and interventions include:
- a school for the Deaf to Grade 12, with a baby care unit and nursery school;
- the only occupational training college for the Deaf in South Africa, serving the Deaf from all our neighbouring states;
- a care unit for multiple-disabled deaf adults, the only one in Africa;
- two old age homes for the Deaf in Worcester and Bellville;
- a theological seminary, training deaf pastors to minister to the Deaf, the only of its kind in Africa;
- and an Academy, providing on- and off campus support services to the Deaf and the public.
Run for the Deaf and help NID raise awareness about the needs of persons with hearing loss in South Africa and in addition raise funds for delivery of services to the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID.
Contact: Hannerie Swart
Tel: 023 342 5555
Newkidz on the Block creates awareness of the over 3 Million orphans in South Africa by carrying out vital upgrades and makeover projects on children’s homes, foster family accommodation, shelters for abused women and children, and ECD centres, drawing on the services of large numbers of volunteers. The organisation networks with potential sponsors, which it approaches for the materials and finances needed to complete the projects. These projects offer an excellent alternative to the usual corporate team-building and/or CSI project, as the impact on participants’ morale is immeasurable. Companies participating in this way also stand to benefit at a corporate level, as they receive a section 18A tax certificate and could improve their B-BBEE scores, due to the demographic of the project beneficiaries.
Contact: Michael de Beer
The Pebbles Project is a non-profit organisation that is passionate about supporting children and their families in farming communities in South Africa. Our mission is to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds and of all abilities receive quality education, live within strong family structures, in safe homes and healthy, well-functioning and sustainable communities.
Our work spans over five pillars: health, nutrition, education, community and protection.
For more information visit www.pebblesproject.co.za - Like our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
PinkDrive is a breast cancer Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) powering a mobile mammography and an educational unit through our country with the message that Early Detection Saves Lives.
PinkDrive currently runs three “Pink” mobile breast cancer checks units, as well as three educational cars.
Both units travel to semi-urban and urban areas around South Africa with the aim of enabling various disadvantaged communities access to education, physical examinations and how to do breast self-examinations.
To date we have performed 4,618 mammograms, given 45,912 clinical breast examinations and educated 58,364 patients about breast health.
With the help of sporting initiatives like the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, PinkDrive have become an established brand that is widely supported, in particular by the sporting fraternity.
Because of initiatives like this, PinkDrive is able to receive more sponsorships, support and awareness which contribute to the longevity of the project and of the cause.
Runners have the opportunity to race for PinkDrive and by doing so assist in raising funds to keep the trucks on the road and to spread the message that Early Detection Saves Lives.
It is heart warming to know that PinkDrive touches the lives of so many through the education and the health services that they provide.
Contact: Tshepiso Mojanaga
God touches our heart in so many different ways and one page will not justify His glory enough. Please visit us athttps://www.facebook.com/phopeblanco .
Thanking you for your support.
Contact: Debbie Strydom
Tel: 082 897 3232
Mission: To raise awareness and funds for conservation by promoting a healthier lifestyle through sport.
Run the Old Mutual Two Oceans 21km to support our annual projects such as the tribally-owned rhino preserve, Somkhanda Game Reserve
South Africa is losing rhinos to poaching at a rate of almost 3 per day. People are losing their lives in the war against rhino horn smuggling.
While horror stories of rhino poaching have become all too common, there is also hope.
In Zululand, one community, the Gumbi Tribe, has set aside an enormous portion of their community land to create a place where rhinos can be safe: Somkhanda Game Reserve
Here at Somkhanda, a new generation of Gumbi children is experiencing the joy of nature conservation and being taught the importance of preserving our rhinos on their own land!
Contact: Scott Iriving
The Rachel Swart Fund is a non – profit organisation that has a heart for people living with disabilities. The aim of our organisation is to provide mobility aids, mainly motorized wheelchairs, to quadriplegics, who as a result of illness or accident find themselves unable to function independently. With the aid of a motorized wheelchair they are able to move around independently and function productively within their communities.
We receive applications from trained professionals in the field of disability motivating the need for their clients to receive a motorized wheelchair. These clients are usually from disadvantaged communities and are living off disability grants and are in no way able to afford a motorized wheelchair.
Each year, every attempt is made to cover the costs of the many requests for mobility aids that come to our fund although the need is often greater than the funds available. Along with the provision of motorized wheelchairs there is always a huge expense in maintaining these chairs and our clients look to us for these costs.
Contact: Joy Badham-Thornhill
For the past 26 years, Reach For A Dream has been fulfilling the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness. We believe that no child should live without hope. Childhood is intended to be the most magical phase of human existence, filled with dreams, aspirations and most of all fun! For children who have been diagnosed as having a life-threatening illness, the wonder of childhood is often lost in the emotional, physical and financial strain of dealing with theirillness. Reach For A Dream strives to alleviate part of this anxiety by creating a novel environment for the child, one that is focused on love laughter, excitement and entertainment.
Contact: Carla Vice
Since being established in 1968, SANCCOB has treated approximately 92 000 oiled, ill, injured and abandoned African penguins and other seabirds with the help from countless volunteers and its partners in conservation partners. Research confirms that the African penguin population is 19% higher as a direct result of SANCCOB’s oil spill response efforts alone. In a non-spill year, SANCCOB treats close to 2 500 seabirds of which approximately 1 500 are African penguins at both its strategically placed centres in Cape Town (Western Cape) and Cape St. Francis (Eastern Cape). SANCCOB also contributes to research which benefits seabirds, conducts research that aims to inform management authorities, trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to appreciate this unique heritage.
SANCCOB charity runners will each recieve a SANCCOB Penguin Pack consisting of:
1) A SANCCOB t-shirt
2) A SANCCOB cap
3) A SANCCOB wrist-band
Tel: 021 557 6155
The SA Guide-Dogs Association aims to provide blind citizens and people with physical disabilities with independence, mobility and companionship through a working-dog.
All Guide-Dog Owners can make a difference in their communities and contribute to the economy of South Africa as mobile employable citizens.
It is often said that the ‘greatness of a nation can be measured by its compassion and provision of services for its disadvantaged members’.
Contact: Teagan Schwean
SNAP is a non-profit program, based in Durbanville, that offers one-on-one early intervention services to children with Autism.
Autism is a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, resulting in a developmental delay, ranging from very mild to severe.
Some of the common characteristics of abnormal behaviour are difficulty with social interaction, communication, reasoning and sensory processing.
In South Africa 1 out of 110 children are affected and an increase of 500 % has taken place over the past 5 years. Not enough government schools exist to help these children and the journey of special needs education remains complex.
SNAP has been in existence for over 15 years and during this time have helped children from almost 36 countries in the world.
As non-profit program, we rely heavily on businesses to support us and have built up a loyal following of supporters through corporates and other businesses during the years.
Contact: Christelle Muller
They call it the world’s most beautiful marathon – traversing some of the most scenic routes of the Cape Peninsula – surrounded by nature reserves and national parks, and home to some of Cape Town’s most fantastic wildlife.
And because without these beautiful wild animals who call much of Cape Town home – you have the chance to make your race count for more.
The Cape of Good Hope (CoGH) SPCA invites you to join Team SPCA in the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon (OMTOM) in Cape Town.
By joining the team to run the 21km half marathon, you are guaranteed entry into the race – and through the funds you raise along your journey – you ensure that countless animals get the help and love they deserve.
In Cape Town, we are blessed with free-roaming wildlife who call the city and its natural areas home.
However, being so close to the metropolitan city, means that human-wildlife conflict situations are a common occurrence. The CoGH SPCA’s unique Wildlife Unit, provides temporary care facilities for all types of displaced and injured wildlife – from pigeons and birds of prey to baboons and honey badgers.
This year, by being part of Team SPCA in the OMTOM 2015, each hard-earned step and penny raised goes toward helping our Wildlife Unitrescue, rehabilitate and conserve our natural wildlife across the Cape Peninsula.
Of course, Team SPCA will also assist the CoGH SPCA to continue their other work too – like opening doors to loving homes, shelters, a new life (or a chance for a better one), for every horse, rabbit, rooster, cow, pig, tortoise, dog, cat – in fact any animal in our care.
There are 50 charity entries available and a first come, first serve basis will apply. If you missed out on entries to the OMTOM 2015, or if you would like to make your race count for more – consider doing it for the love of animals.
Contact: Natasha Johannes
Tel: 021 700 4155
Starfish Greathearts Foundation supports children orphaned or vulnerable by working in partnership with community based organisations (CBOs) through two key programmes, namely The Starfish Wellness Programme which focuses on the health and wellbeing of children and the Capacity Development Programme which aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of CBOs to better manage health, education and child protection services.
Contact: Lorin Edgar
St Luke’s Hospice has been caring for terminally ill patients and their families in the greater Cape Town areas for 34 years.
We look after nearly 900 patients on any given day, providing a quality palliative care service regardless of the patient’s ability to pay for their care.
Palliative care improves the quality of life of our patients and enables them to die with dignity. St Luke’s focuses on empowering people to care for their family and friends, easing the indignity of pain and discomfort as far as possible and providing a compassionate environment with adequate help and support.
We could not accomplish all this without the support of our donors and volunteers. This is why various fundraising initiatives such as the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon are so important.
Contact: Megan Pringle
20 entries to the OMTOM Half Marathon have been allocated to the trust and those joining the Vuleka team will assist in opening doors to equal-educational opportunities for pupils from previously disadvantaged background.
Established at the beginning of 2012 by a group of Rondebosch Boys Preparatory School (RBPS) ‘old boys’, the aim of the trust is to ‘open doors’ to a high standard of education for pupils of previously disadvantaged background who are eligible and selected for enrolment into this 116 year-old Public School but whose families are not in a financial position to afford such.
Monies raised by the trust are therefore utilized for the payment, or part-payment, of school fees, uniforms, remedial and language lessons deemed necessary by the Trustees to enhance and uphold the dignity of pupils finding themselves in this marginalized position.
The Vuleka Trust is a SARS registered, tax-deductible PBO fund and is managed in a sustainable manner by 4 Trustees, all of whom are ‘Old Boys’ of the school from the 1971 Std 5 year.
Entry cost: R 1 950 including OMTOM entry fee
You will receive:
- A Vuleka Trust goodie bag
Contact: John During
Woodside Special Care Centre is a residential home and long term rehabilitation facility, situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town and provides stimulation therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. Woodside is home to 90 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and provides respite care to families in the broader community (with profoundly intellectually and physically disabled children).
Contact: Cheryl Beaton
Tel: 021 696 2811
The Women's Property Network was established in 2000 to create a forum for women in a predominantly male industry to join together to exchange information, develop business contacts and enhance professional success. We have chapters in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town with over 300 members countrywide.
WPN is dedicated to advancing the success of women in the commercial property industry.
We are working to accomplish this by continuing to act as a catalyst for change within the industry, by providing:
- our members and sponsors opportunities to network and do business with each other,
- a bursary scheme to identify young women who we can develop in the industry,
- skills development workshops to nurture new talent and by highlighting the successes of our members.
Contact: WPN National Co-ordinator
Tel: 031 - 764 1416
WWF is the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organization, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries.
WWF South Africa is tackling environmental challenges on all key fronts; working towards securing the integrity of our country’s ecological assets, conserving critical species and regions and partnering with stakeholders to find innovative solutions for a low-carbon future that best serves the people of South Africa.
With the assistance of our generous supporters, we have been able to achieve many successes across the scope of our areas of work – including:
- Nurturing our marine resources
- Advancing renewable energy
- Promoting responsible farming
- Furthering low-carbon transport
- Building future environmental leaders
- Developing sustainable business
- Conserving our natural heritage
- Championing ethical consumption
- Advocating for the wise use of precious water, and
- Safeguarding our endangered species
Watch this inspiring video to find out more about our work...
Details for the following year will be officially launched in September 2015.