Newsletter: September 2015

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Director's Message:

What an experience the Cape Town Marathon turned out to be for the Anna Foundation! Besides our runners raising a WHOPPING R82 000 through their fundraising efforts, the attention and public awareness we generated in this one event has been incredible! A huge effort all round and special thanks to the wonderful people who made it happen 

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.

Summer is almost here and our kids will be eating fresh veggies from their own vegetable gardens this month. Healthy eating!


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.

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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!

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Thank you to everyone who has supported us this month!

Lilla Howe Trust | Croft Trust | Dr Brom | 1Percent Club Members | de Villiers Family | van der Merwe Family | Ton de Croon | Klem Carstens




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Pub Quiz
The 1%Club invites you to the 5th Annual Pub Quiz Fundraiser. Get a team of eight, a team name, dress up and get ready to win some awesome team and spot prizes. Everyone is invited to join us at the Fireman's Arms Pub in Cape Town on 25 November 2015!
1%Club Members: R180
Non-members: R250
Includes a pub meal dinner/drink, a professionally run quiz and donation to the Anna Foundation. A ton of fun!
Bookings and Queries »
Facilitator: "How often should you brush your teeth?"
Child: "Every Sunday."
Planting seedlings
Emotional exploration games (drama)
Peace Run
Peace Fun Run with support runners
Team Waterford
Team Waterford:
Anele (Cellar Worker), Mark (Winemaker) and David (viticulturist)
1st time Marathon Medals
Some of our 1st-time Marathon runners!


Water Station
Somerset College in action


Kilimanjaro for Kids
Alastair Alastair Rimmer decided that running a Marathon might do his knee in, so he decided to climb Kilimanjaro for us instead.
He is due to reach the summit early on 1 October and we wish him well, especially as the altitude begins to kick in. If you would like to show your support, please click on the picture.  Good luck, Alastair!
(Alastair is the Winemaker at Kleine Zalze in Stellenbosch)


 Moore Stephens Night Run
A night run in the middle of the week... it doesn't get more exciting than this! Children from the Boland took part in the Moore Stephens Night Run on 16 September and so enjoyed every moment, running through the streets of Stellenbosch. Thank you, Moore Stephens and Maties Athletics for the race entries.


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