Team Nu Youth 2017 Put Foot Rally
- By: Dr Michelle Westcott and Kobus van Niekerk
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/team-nu-youth-2017-put-foot-rally
Team Nu Youth will be participating in the 2017 Put Foot Rally.
The Put Foot Rally is an epic road trip adventure where incredible people from all over the world come together to explore and experience the very best of Africa! Crews in a wide variety of whacky vehicles, meet up at checkpoints located at the heart of each country supporting local communities and load of giving back through hands-on charity work.
When we heard about the Put Foot Rally we were compelled to enter and raise funds for such worthy causes, not only does it put smiles on children’s faces when they receive their first pair of shoes but also litarally giving a child the ability to smile for the first time.
Each year Put Footers join in the spirit of the rally and raise funds for our Official Charity: The Put Foot Foundation and a charity of their own choice.
We chose The Smile Foundation SA.
Smile Foundation is a South African non-governmental organisation with a comprehensive health care vision for children living with facial conditions. Smile Foundation together with the country’s Academic Hospitals work together to put the smile back onto children’s faces with corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.
We help children in need of surgery for treatable facial anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate, nose and ear conditions, facial paralysis (Moebius Syndrome), burn wounds and craniofacial abnormalities.
Even though we’re a charity for children, we understand that parents want nothing more than to help their children in need and cannot do so due to financial restrictions. We aim to positively increase the quality of life for South Africa’s disadvantaged families by encouraging, informing and educating the parents throughout the process.
We are currently based in seven of the best academic hospitals in South Africa. We continually support our teams of qualified compassionate medical staff by investing in further skills development programs, as well as the purchasing of much needed medical equipment for the departments specialising in plastic and reconstructive surgery within these hospitals.
Our chief patron, the late honorable Nelson Mandela had passionately supported Smile Foundation and his wish was that we reach as many children in need as possible. The late Madiba was proudly associated with our charity as he believed that the future of our nation is in the hands of our children.
Donating to Smile Foundation charity in South Africa will prove to be truly rewarding and even more so for the children and families that you will positively impact with your generous donations. Every little life you affect is a smile won and worn on the face of a beautiful child with a future filled with many more.
- Jun 01, 2017 - R 143.95
- "All the best Team Nu Youth" - Anonymous
- May 18, 2017 - R 1 010.00
- "Good luck Kobus and Michelle! A stunning cause and well worth supporting!" - Wilhelm Steynberg Attorneys and Conveyancers
- Apr 10, 2017 - R 1 028.20
- "Good luck with your trip!" - Grant Westcott
- Apr 06, 2017 - R 110.00
- "Donation" - Anonymous
- Mar 27, 2017 - R 1 028.20
- "All the best Team Nu Youth - you doing this for a good cause. Children with facial abnormalities are close to my heart hence this choice of charity." - Karen Petersen
- Mar 27, 2017 - R 514.10
- "-" - Anon
- Mar 23, 2017 - R 514.10
- "Team Nu Youth are proud supporters of the South African Smile Foundation" - Team Nu Youth
Smile Foundation is a non-profit organization that brings people together for the purpose of providing expert surgical intervention, creating greater social involvement and enabling sensible corporate social investment – to make a difference in the lives of children with facial anomalies.
We offer holistic care to transform the lives of these children who are threatened with rejection by society.
The Smile Foundation is about meaningfully connecting people to bring about new opportunities, new futures, with the result being – new lives.
To set up your own fundraising page for The Smile Foundation click here