Newsletter: October 2015

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Director's Message:

The Anna Foundation celebrates our 10th birthday next month. I’ve been going through past photo’s (we are building a timeline) and can hardly believe how much we have achieved in the past 10 years! So many children have come through our programmes, so many women have been trained, so many events attended, so many books distributed, so much sports equipment shared, so many volunteers involved, so much FUN and HAPPINESS had… by so many. What an absolute honour for me to reflect on the difference we have made.

And how exciting to think of all we can achieve in the next 10 years to come…

Thanking you all for the incredible support over the past 10 years. We could not have made it without your faith in us!

3 R's News: Reading, Running, Righting

Reading: The October education (Reading) worksheets explore “My Future” and children think about their talents and what they want to be one day. The topic of entrepreneurship is followed by ‘all things money’ which includes loads of money maths practice!

Running: During the sports (Running) hour we alternate between athletics and dance. The children have learned the Macarena, SpongeBob dance and even the Waltz (to name a few). Dance improves footwork, coordination and rhythm and boy, these kids can dance!

Right-ing (life skills): In the life skills lessons (Right-ing) the children are building their own concerts, which include songs, dances and a play using the creative skills they have acquired during the course of the year. This will be performed for friends and family at the end of the year.

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Partnering with the Lunchbox Fund

Four of our after-school projects in the Langeberg – that’s 151 children in total - started receiving their first Lunchbox Fund meals this month. The feedback from the children has been beyond our wildest expectations!

We were excited about our new partnership with the Lunchbox Fund as we knew the children really needed food, but we never imagined that they could be so grateful for soya or vita drinks! The difference really is in the quality of food that the Lunchbox Fund is providing. The meals not only fill the children’s tummies but as a result of this nutrition, their concentration and energy levels have improved, thus making our work with them all the more effective.

THANKS to Sue Wildish (Lunchbox Fund) for assisting us in getting this new initiative up and running so quickly! Thanks also to Andi (Cape Wine Auction) for playing a role in our collaboration with the Lunchbox Fund, who is a fellow beneficiary of the CWA.

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Walk and Talk with WAMTechnology

As part of their 20-year celebrations, WAMTechnology organized a “Walk and Talk” for our teens from Buffet Olives and a group from Kylemore High School.Our learners were taken on an educational 5km river walk from Boschendal Estate to Pniel where they were given talks on a variation of topics including the importance of community health, education, water and sanitation.

The children were spoilt and each received a goodie bag and boerewors roll at the end of the morning. The Anna Foundation was spoiled and was presented a cheque to the value of R10 000 by WAMTechnology as part of their 20 year Anniversary event! For more information on event speakers, click here»

Thank you to Christian Wolf-Mahncke, Michele Veldhuizen and the entire WAMTechnology team for supporting us as you have done over the years and we wish you all the best for your next 20 years!

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Countdown to the 1%Club Pub Quiz Fundraiser
Pub Quiz Get together a team of eight, think of a clever team name, dress up accordingly and be prepared to win some really amazing team and spot prizes! It's almost time for the annual 1%Club Pub Quiz Nite Fundraiser happening on 25 November 2015 at the Fireman's Arms Pub in Cape Town.
The cost for 1%Club Members is R180 while non-members pay R250 which includes dinner, a drink, the quiz and a donation. Perfect for end-of-year team building and a ton of fun all for a great cause! Bookings and Enquiries »
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Thank you to everyone who has supported us this month!

Lilla Howe Trust | Croft Trust | Dr Brom | 1%Club Members | de Villiers Family | van der Merwe Family |MySchool supporters | Savage Jooste Adams | Somerset College Pre-Prep Teacher and Parents | Robertson Wine ValleyZorb Cape Town


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In a Row
By the time you read this, Mornè Coetzee would have run the New York Marathon. Huge thanks to Mornè for tackling it in Anna Foundation kit and raising money for us on GivenGain! August Carstens (muddy beard) is also fundraising and doing pretty darn well thus far. His beard is the centrepiece of his campaign and has an interesting story about it. Take a look here... Thank you both for supporting us while facing your challenges!
Money Maths
Making money boxes
The Macarena (note the smiles!)
A nutritious meal in the afternoon
The Lunchbox Fund
Facilitator: "If I have R2 and add R5 to that...?""
Child: "You will be very rich."
Walk and Talk
Educational Walk 'n' Talk at Boschendal
Wine on the River We were again involved in the Wine on the River Festival from 16 - 18 October... for their 10th edition!
What fun face painting and keeping the children busy with puzzles and active games. Thank you Robertson Wine Valley for having us back this year.
A group of deserving children from Buffet Olives rode in the annual MTB event on 25 October with our very own Curtley Hendriks coming 6th in the Men's 14km race!
MTB PHOTO: Cape Town Sport Photography
Thank you Geddan Ruddock from Franschhoek Cycles for the entries!
Zone Radio
We are proud to have been chosen as beneficiary for the Zone Radio Inaugural Charity Golf Day which will be held at the Clovelly Club on 10 December!  If you'd like to sponsor a hole or take part, please follow this link for more details...  We'll be there!


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