Winelands Charity Walk
- By: Struan, Mark and Peter
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/winelands-charity-walk
Three Oaks - Pete Hofmeyr, Mark Westcott and Struan Buchanan – will be walking the Winelands to raise funds for the Anna Foundation from 22 - 27 April 2013.
After our successful walk in 2010 along the coast from Muizenberg to Hermanus, where we raised R200,000 for the Miles For Smiles Foundation, this year we will be raising funds again but this time for the Anna Foundation: they provide after-school education, sports and lifeskills programmes for disadvantaged rural children living on farms, many of whom live in the areas where our Winelands Charity Walk will take us.
On 22nd April we will start the Winelands Charity Walk in Tulbagh with the aim of raising much needed funds for the Anna Foundation's education, sports and life skills programmes children living on farms in the Winelands. From there we will walk through, and alongside vineyards, to Stellenbosch, stopping over at Romansrivier (22rd April), Rawsonville (23th April), Paarl (24th April), Franschhoek (25th April) and Stellenbosch (26th April).
We will complete our walk on Saturday 27th April with a short walk from Reddam in Steenberg to Simon's Restaurant at Groot Constantia and we encourage as many as possible to join us on this day for the final 7km. Drinks and snacks will be served at Simon's.
Please support our walk as all monies raised will go towards making a better future for the Anna Foundation farm children who are being equipped with skills for life-long learning.
The Anna Foundation is all about inspiring young people and providing them with opportunities. The organisation implements afterschool programmes on farms or rural low income schools in the Western Cape, currently in the municipal districts of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Langeberg and the Overberg. The Anna Foundation aims to empower disadvantaged rural children with life skills and core values, building self-worth and self-responsibility. The organisation’s “3Rs programme: Reading, Running, Right-ing” is implemented during after school hours and incorporates education (literacy), sports (running, riding and sports development) and life skills programmes (presented through drama). Women and men from farming communities are trained by the Anna Foundation to run their 3R’s programme, and teenager and parent workshops are also provided.