|IN OUR SEPTEMBER EDITION:|
We also say thank you to the person/s that nominated the Anna Foundation for the Shoprite Community Network award. One phone call later and we were the proud winners of R10 000! So don’t think you can’t make a difference… The funds are being put towards one of our projects in Ashton where over 80 children are supported 5 days a week.
Thank you also to the incredible volunteers Liesel Oberholzer and Bronwen Brauteseth we have had committing on a weekly basis at two of our Boland projects. Their remedial support to struggling learners as had such a direct impact and we are so sorry to see you leave.
3 R's News: Reading, Running, Righting
Reading: It’s spring and the education theme teaches children about plants. It has been great fun preparing and planting vegetable gardens, then waiting to see what sprouts first! We learn about eating healthily and why our bodies need foods from each food group.
Running: In the sports lessons we play games that build skills needed for touch rugby and netball to improve agility, balance and coordination.
Right-ing (life skills): The focus in the Grade R – 3 drama lessons is aimed at developing the children’s ability to empathise, while the Grade 4 – 12’s deal with bullying, addiction and conflict management.
Cape Town Marathon and Heroes in Tekkies
This is the second year that the revamped “Sanlam Cape Town Marathon” has been held and also our second year of involvement as one of the recognised charities. There were a few different ways in which we were involved with the event on 19 and 20 September and what a busy but fantastic weekend it was!
PEACE FUN RUN: On Saturday morning we took 60 children (plus facilitators and a few parents!) to Green Point for the 4.2km Peace Run. For some of the children from Huis van Heerde in Tulbagh, this was their very first fun run and they were rather excited to say the least.
We were also joined by a group of +10 support runners who are all part of the “12-in-12-Challenge” and had selected us as their September ‘project’. They did a great job in encouraging our learners as they ran and also helped us in creating a bigger presence with our ever-increasing group of yellow t-shirts!
CAPE TOWN MARATHON: Challenge Yourself. Challenge a Friend. Earlier this year we challenged people to run the Cape Town Marathon, and then challenge others to do the same while aiming to raise R1000 for the Anna Foundation. We helped with the setting up of fundraising profiles on the GivenGain and JustGiving websites and were blown away by the enthusiasm and commitment from our runners and their families and friends who showed their support. Everyone went well beyond all our expectations and through the combined fundraising effort, a whopping R82 000 has been raised as a result! Wow!
We'd like to thank all 17 of our marathon runners for not only their outstanding fundraising but for all the training and energy that went into preparing towards running 42.2 kilometres. It is not an easy feat. You all looked incredibly striking in our new Anna Foundation running shirts and did us proud!
Well done to: Anele Xaia, Anna Brom, Brink van der Merwe, David van Schalkwyk, Demitri Baroutsos, Hadlay Mclean, Kevin Jacobs, Liesl Stoltz, Mark Le Roux, Nicole Smuts, Niels Filter, Peter Koen, Seleste Venter, Shan Romon, Thaabiet Salaam, Willem Visser, Wilna van Niekerk
Of the above group, 12 were first-time marathon runners and one had never run more than 10km in his life before! Crazy, we know but he did it!
Thank you also to our fabulous 10km Peace Run fundraisers: Sylcke, Kyla-Leigh, Katja and especially Claire Friedman! We really appreciate you all.
WATER STATION: With the support of the students from Somerset College (and Deputy Head, Janine Tessendorf), we manned a water station opposite the Castle of Good Hope for the Cape Town Marathon. The students were fantastic in keeping the morale of the runners high while handing out water and coke to all the runners.
THANKS to everyone involved and for making this experience what is was: Ruth Robertson, Janet Welham, WP Athletics, Somerset College, Janine Tessendorf, all supporters, donors, family and friends of our marathon runners!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us this month!