TOM 2022 Official Charities

The list of TOM 2022 Two Oceans Marathon Initiative (TOMI) official charities are listed below, thank you
Current Charities:
9Miles Project

A registered non-profit organisation that was founded in Cape Town in 2013, 9Miles Project uses surfing as a catalyst to engage at-risk youth in South Africa.

We provide safe spaces and structured welfare, literacy, skills development and empowerment programs for vulnerable youth in coastal informal settlements; and offer mentorship and holistic support to at-risk youth and their families in the areas of Cape Town, Elands Bay, and St Francis Bay.

Many young people are not raised in traditional families and are exposed to alcoholism, drugs, abuse, and sub-par living conditions.  This is where we aim to fill the gap – to show them that there is another way to live, to teach skills and lessons that they would ordinarily not be taught at home, and to break that cycle of poverty and reliance on the State.  We want to be a source of encouragement, affirmation, and education during their formative years…to shine a light on their potential and to hand them the tools to achieve it.

The combination of surfing, life skills education and mentorship is a dynamic trio that produces lasting character, enhances self-worth and develops a goal-orientated mindset.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1,700 each
  • Entries include the following:
  • Race entry
  • Informal settlement tour (which includes 3 communities, Cape Malay koeksisters and a talk by a local community member)
  • Surf lesson at a pristine Blue-flag beach

The extras included in the package can be transferred to anyone and does not have to be used by the runner personally.

Contact:
Sher'Neil Savel

082 997 8754

ActivateHer

Hi hi ActivateHer is a sports development programme for girls from underserved communities, using sports as a catalyst to improve health and education outcomes.

ActivateHer provides a safe space for girls to learn their rights, become empowered and confident, and develop healthy lifestyle choices in a fun and supportive environment.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1, 400 each.
  • Full Marathon entries at R1, 900 each.

Contact:
Adele Bruggeman

+27 76 144 5929

Anna Foundation

The Anna Foundation – inspiring young people and provides afterschool support to rural farmworker’s children.

Objectives: To address the educational and social needs of rural children and to offer these children life-long learning in order to build positive self-worth and self-respect.

To empower caregivers living in rural communities in order to equip them with skills to take greater responsibility for the development of their children within the home and community environment.

 

  • Pricing:
    • Half Marathon entries at R750 each
    • No Ultra-Marathon entries available

 

Contact:
Pierre Olivier

+27 79 4311 402

Breadline Africa

Since its inception in 1993, Breadline Africa has been providing infrastructure and initiatives to support childhood development in Southern Africa. To date, we have provided over 760 converted shipping containers and prefabricated units to resource-poor communities across the country impacting more than 150,000 children. Our goal is to reach 1,000 units by the end of 2023, benefiting more than 250,000 children.

Since the start of lockdown, Breadline Africa supported emergency feeding programmes and has to date provided more than 3.6 million meals to children and other vulnerable people.

By running for Breadline Africa you will help us to extend our feeding programme to include an additional 10 pre-schools, providing the ch

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R375 each
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available

Contact:
Johan Nel

+27­­­­ 21­­ 418­­ 0322 / +27­­­­ 83 470 6226

Cape Kidney Association

We have maintained our standards of assistance for our Indigent Kidney patients with Chronic Kidney diseases in and around the greater Western Cape.

All support and participation towards our Association will be greatly appreciated.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,000 each plus pledge form to raise further funds for the Association
  • Ultra-Marathon entries at R1, 500 each plus pledge form to raise further funds for the Association

Contact:
Molly Fabe

(021) 761-1326

Cape of Good Hope SPCA

Established in 1872, we’re the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. We’re a member of World Animal Protection and an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.

Over the past 150 years, we’ve 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 Facility, 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 11,000 km². 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.

To read more kindly visit www.capespca.co.za

Pricing:

RUN TO HEAL- Because change begins with someone like you

By joining the SPCA team to run the 21km half marathon or 56km ultra marathon, you are guaranteed an entry into the race, running tee, and many exciting prizes!

Through the funds, you raise along your journey you ensure that countless animals get the medical help needed and the love they deserve. All that is required is for each half marathon runner to agree to raise a minimum of R2000 and each full marathon runner to raise a minimum of R2500.

For more information kindly email Natasha awareness@spca-ct.co.za or call/ WhatsApp 074 5806022                

https://www.givengain.com/cc/run-to-heal/

 

Contact:
Natasha Johannes

074 580 6022

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Cape Town Beach Cleanup (Clean C)

Cape Town Beach Cleanup would like to increase its efforts in keeping Cape Towns Beaches clean.  Specifically driving job creation and cleanup initiatives in poorer communities.

Cape Town Beach Cleanup hosts cleanups on the first Saturday of the month and has organised over 2 000 cleanups since starting up in 2008.

Educate. Empower. Employ.

Our goal for 2020 is to create  2 000 job days and help assist those people to find full-time employment.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each including a dri-fit shirt.
  • Ultra-Marathon entries at R1,500 each.

Contact:
Gregory Player

+27 82 873 1962

CHOC - Childhood Cancer Foundation SA

CHOC is a non-profit organisation made up of committed caring and passionate people who stand up for and support the well being of children and teens diagnosed with cancer or life-threatening blood disorders and their families.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,000 each
  • Ulta Marathon entries at R1,500 each

Contact:
Jayde Fouche

086 111 3500

Christel House

Christel House helps transform the lives of impoverished children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Robust R–12 education and a strong character development program are complemented with regular health care, nutritious meals, guidance counseling, career planning, family assistance and College & Careers support.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R500 each
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available
  • You can buy your tickets directly from this link: https://www.quicket.co.za/

Contact:
Bongiwe Sipunzi

021 704 9406

Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders is a global humanitarian organisation operating in more than 70 countries.  MSF provides life-saving medical care to people caught in conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics or collapsed health systems.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,980 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R2,300 each

 

Contact:
Kgothatso Banoe

(011) 403 4440

Edunova

Edunova is a NPC that has been working in the education sector since 2004 to focus on the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s) in schools. We work in schools situated in disadvantaged communities across South Africa.

Vision: To help create the systems that enable all individuals to become effective learners

Mission: Edunova works with schools and other learning organisations to help them create environments where:

  • Students are self-motivated and lifelong learners
  • Individual needs are met and potential is fulfilled
  • People co-operate and collaborate with each other
  • Technology is effectively used to enhance learning
  • Students are prepared for the challenges of life
  • Everyone is a learner

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,200 each
  • Ultra-Marathon entries at R1,500 each

Contact:
Karen Butler

(021) 371 1927

Footprints 4 Sam Trust

The Footprints 4 Sam Trust is a charitable organisation focused on offering hope, dignity and support to underprivileged families and children facing the rollercoaster of a life-limiting illness. We are national.

The Trust has six key initiatives which include: Transport, Food, Care and Love buckets, Support Groups and support initiatives for both parents and the health professional.

The Beautiful Memory Initiative and advocacy for human-centred healthcare (The Samuel Generation of Healthcare) and lastly our Wi-Fi Initiative.  One of our main marketing and brand awareness drives is #Sweat4Sam where runners, cyclists etc. raise awareness for the Trust through their various “sweat” initiatives – such as Two Oceans.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each (including a t-shirt) 
  • Ultra-Marathon entries at R2,200 each (including a t-shirt) 

Contact:
Melissa Platt

087 135 4465

Girls With Wiings

Girls With Wiings is an organisation that sows hope and restores the dignity of homeless and underprivileged women. We are currently achieving this by providing them with sanitary products monthly. We are currently supporting 400  women each month in 11 different locations in Cape Town. We have been running since May 2016. To date we have distributed over 25,000 sanitary pads to women and girls in need. 

Our aim for 2022 is to raise funds that will go towards the purchase of reusable toiletry bags for homeless and underprivileged women. Each bag consists of a reusable bag, sanitary pads, facecloth, underwear, and soap. We are also raising funds that will go towards our job creation project that will employ women in need.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,000 each(inclusive of the entry and GWW t-shirt)
  • Fundraising a minimum of R1,000 for Girls With Wiings by race day.
  • No Ultra-Marathon entries available 

Contact:
Koinonia Baloyi

083 299 0451

Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund

Jumping Kids believes mobility enables access to create opportunities.  We give the gift of mobility by providing amputee children of school-going age with the equipment, holistic rehabilitation and inspiration to realise their dreams and full potential.

Our advanced rapid socket production technology delivers a lower cost but high quality, durable prosthetic device designed for rural communities.  We also provide access to mainstream schooling through bursaries and sports development because access to sport is a fun and healthy way for our children to learn the proper effective use of their bodies and equipment. www.jumpingkids.org.za

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R800 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1,500 each

We will not be providing any branded materials etc. with the entry tickets.

Contact:
Michael Stevens

083 788 9073 (012) 844 0405

Khululeka Grief Support

Khululeka Grief Support specialises in grief and bereavement support for children and adolescents in resource-poor communities. In addition to the high levels of violence faced by South Africans, young people have an additional burden with the impact of COVID-19. Dealing with the death of a parent, sibling or any other family member can be particularly challenging in environments where therapeutic care is not readily available.

Khululeka’s highly skilled and compassionate staff specialise in having difficult conversations and providing support for these children and adolescents.  Our trainers are focused on building the capacity of social workers and child and youth care workers in the government and non-profit sectors who are providing therapeutic support in these communities.

Your support will enable us to continue and expand the reach of these services.

Pricing: 

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1,800 each

Contact:
Tracey Saunders

021 035 1431 / 066 266 3463 (WhatsApp)

Kids Haven

Kids Haven protects and cares for vulnerable children, including those with street connections.  Kids Haven offers a second chance to children and youth who have missed the CARE and support that they need to thrive.  Through our four priorities, every child has the opportunity to become the best that they can be.

#Protection – every child must be safe from abuse, with the legal protection of an identity document and the right to an identity.

#Health –  every child must be physically active and healthy – mental health matters too.

#Education – every child must go to school and love learning.  Youth must be employable.

#Care – every child matters and every life is celebrated.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each (which will include a Kids Haven branded vest or ladies T-shirt plus the entry
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1,700 each (which will include a Kids Haven branded vest or ladies T-shirt plus the entry

Contact:
Susan Daly

083 442 7717

Learning in Reach NPC

Learning in Reach is intent on delivering quality early childhood education that meets the ever-changing world faced by today’s children, sharing dynamic teaching methodologies that use Montessori principles.  Our approach is to leverage community ownership and to drive geographical impact through empowerment, mentorship, and education

Pricing:

  • Pay R670 deposit to reserve your entry for the Two Oceans Half Marathon.
  • Fundraise and additional R1,670 (minimum) by 10 February in order to secure your entry.
  • Meet the ultimate challenge and raise R6,700 by race day (optional)!
  • Please note: If you are not able to pay the minimum amount of R2,340 you will, unfortunately, forfeit your entry and you will not be refunded your deposit.
  • Funds raised will go towards delivering quality pre-school education and parent programs in Lavender Hill.
  • Runners will receive a Learning in Reach shirt and a small goodie bag.
  • You are invited to connect with beneficiaries through regular team outruns scheduled in the run-up to the race.

Contact:
Leanne Reid

076 401 8503

Lebone Centre

The Lebone Centre was established in 2005 and is an NGO working in the Early Childhood Development sector with vulnerable children aged 0 – 9 years and their families in the Scott’s Farm area in Grahamstown.

Funds raised will support projects including one that focuses on mothers and babies in the First 1000 Days, a multi-lingual preschool, an aftercare programme, and literacy support programmes in the community and at surrounding schools.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at RR1200 and include a Lebone Centre branded t-shirt and a tax exemption certificate (Section 18A)
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available

Contact:
Jolene Tarr

046 622 7985 /0726866999

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LifeMatters Foundation

The LifeMatters Foundation understands the education crisis faces. Its aim is to address many of the issues that schools are faced with, but ill equipped to deal with. Become part of a movement that aims to equip and empower children in our community to stay in school and become functional, contributing members of society.

 

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R375 each
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available

Contact:
Kirsty Nortje

021 712 0383

National Institute for the Deaf

For the past 138 years (since 1881), the National Institute for the Deaf (NID), situated in the Western Cape,is the foremost organisation in South Africa providing all-inclusive training, care, and support services to the Deaf and persons with hearing loss in South Africa and Africa.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R375 each OR 475 (includes entry, NID T-shirt and goodie bag).
  • Participants are also required to raise an additional R1 500 of funds to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID.
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available.

Contact:
Hannerie Swart

(023) 342 5555

PinkDrive NPC

PinkDrive NPC, a Health Sector NGO, was founded in 2007 by Ms. Noelene Kotschan, on the premise that “Early Detection Saves Lives”.   PinkDrive’s cardinal purpose is to contribute meaningfully towards preventing as many people as it can, from succumbing to breast, cervical, prostate and testicular cancer.

Its primary focus is on citizens without access to reasonable care for these conditions, and who reside in areas where health services do not reach.  It recognises that treatable cancer receiving even the basic level of care could translate into varying lengths of extended life for the afflicted when detected and treated early.

Its posture is broadly a promoter of health awareness in general, and specifically health education and heightening awareness of gender-related cancer in South Africa.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R2,000 each (inclusive of the Entry with a Charity Running Vest)
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R2,450 each (inclusive of the Entry with a Charity Running Vest and Goodie bag)

Contact:
Nelius du Preez

(011) 998 8022

Prescient

The Prescient Foundation originally started as an initiative to assist staff working for the Prescient Group to access housing. A decade later, support has expanded to include bursaries, school infrastructure and improving educational outcomes at school level. The Foundation is funded by the Prescient Group subsidiaries who donate a percentage of their profits each year and through Foundation fundraising activities.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,000 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1,500 each

Contact:
Nicole Wentzel

+27 21 700 5467

Rachel Swart Fund

The Rachel Swart Fund was established with the aim of helping people with disabilities throughout South Africa.  Ellerman, founder of the fund, personally served on the Rachel Swart Fund board and later his wife Esther took his place. Today, many years after their deaths, the Rachel Swart Fund continues to benefit from an annual contribution from the John Ellerman Foundation in London, as well as support from a number of other trusts, foundations, corporate donors and caring individuals who share his vision.

The Rachel Swart Fund relies on the generous support of foundations, corporates and individuals to continue making a difference in the lives of our beneficiaries. These donations assist us in providing and maintaining motorized wheelchairs and other assistive devices that our participants need but cannot afford.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each in fundraising plus entry fee of R375

  • Ultra-Marathon entries at R2,000 each in fundraising plus entry fee of R700

Contact:
Nathaline Petersen

066 227 5712

Rare Diseases South Africa

Rare Diseases affect 1 in 10 South Africans – whilst individually rare, collectively they are common.  Rare Diseases SA advocates for improved quality of life for those affected by rare diseases and we encourage everyone to use their mobility for the benefit of those without it!

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each (including entry, running vest and cap)
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R2,200 each (including entry, running vest and cap)

Contact:
Missy Hayes

(010) 594 3844

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Reach For A Dream Foundation

The Reach For a Dream Foundation is a South African charity that fulfils the dreams of children, between the ages of 3 and 18 years, who are fighting life-threatening illnesses.  The organisation inspires hope and joy in these children’s lives by providing the best day ever – a golden thread of hope, a perfect memory that makes the challenges of dealing with an illness easier to bear.

Dreams range fro the wildly imaginative – I want to fly to the moon – to the beautifully simple – I want my very own bicycle with a fruit basket.  Reach For A Dream endeavours to make each child’s day as remarkable as possible, embellishing the core dreams to create an unforgettable and inspiring experience for all involved.

Reach For A Dream is constantly in need of new Dream Makers, compassionate individuals and corporates who support the Foundation in any number of ways.  We rely on these partners to aid us in expanding ou reach; making sure that we enrich the lives of all children nationally who are so bravely dealing with a life-threatening illness.

Whatever your capacity for involvement, we would be so very grateful to work with you. We have prepared this overview of our organisation’s work, in the hope that we can fulfil our dreamer’s dreams and be worthy of your support.

 

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,350 each (inclusive of entry, funky socks, a buff, RFAD donation and special accommodation rates at Radisson Blu with a rate of R1200 per room per night including breakfast for all runners in our team.)
  • Runners will have the option to have their medals engraved with their finishing time.

Contact:
Heidi Rowley

(021) 555-3013

St Luke's Combined Hospice

St Luke’s provides specialised end of life medical and nursing care, known as palliative care, to people with life-limiting illnesses.

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R375.00 each
  • No Ultra Marathon entries available

Contact:
Zarah Domingo

(021) 797 5335

The Character Company

The Character Company is a long-term MENtorship program for young boys growing up with absent fathers and no positive male role models in their lives.  Current statistics tells us that 70% of children in South Africa are growing up in single parent homes and in our experience 4 out of 5 boys do not have a positive male role model in their lives.  It is easy to see that the challenges we face in South Africa stems from being a fatherless nation.  At the Character Company a group of dedicated men and woman from all walks of life dedicate their efforts to raise boys to be good men.  With a generation of boys growing into strong positive male role models, living a life based on values, we can address issues like Gender Based Violence, Corruption and Racism and bring about the change we all so desperately need.

Our direct beneficiaries are boys from single mom homes and the families impacted by this.  Society at large benefit from boys that are no longer part of the rape, murder, violence, and other crime stats.  We have over 250 boys in full time MENtorship across the country with 100’s more on a waiting list – waiting for Faithful, Available and Teachable men to step up and stand in the gap for these young men.  We are currently operating in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo.

Under the supervision of our Social Worker, we also run a dedicated mom’s support program.  Every mom in our program is contacted monthly to check in, give feedback and just generally reminding them how awesome they are.  Through our MENtors around a fire event, we spend dedicated time with current and potential MENtors to have serious conversations about masculinity and issues that affect men and their lack of commitment.

For more information on the amazing fun, we have please have a look at our website and check out one of our camp videos via this link – https://youtu.be/E78kF0JW2v4

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R950 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R1 275 each

Contact:
Fatima

(010) 590-3102 / 066 235 1020

The Run4Schools Foundation

INSPIRE YOUNG LIVES

Run4Schools organises and finances in and after school sports, music and dance programs for the underprivileged children of township Mitchell’s Plain.  Run4Schools started in Mitchell’s Plain in 2004 and inspires many young lives.

Our South African professional sports coaches work at three primary and one high school.  Due to our programs, Run4Schools prevents that children hang around in the streets, or get involved in criminal activities, alcohol or drugs.  The children have so much fun playing with other children and gain self-confidence at the same time.

By organising and participating in several runs, Run4Schools raises funds to support their activities and the children in Mitchell’s Plain.  If you would like to contribute to this amazing cause by participating in the Two Oceans Marathon Run4Schools Running Team 2020, thank you very much!

Pricing:

  • Half Marathon entries at R1,500 each
  • Ultra Marathon entries at R2,350 each

Contact:
Daphne Nederstigt

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