Team Anna Foundation Take on the Wines2Whales Trails for Education in the Winelands

In the 2021 edition of the FNB Wines2Whales 3-day stage mountain biking race, Team Anna Foundation rode to raise over R100 000 in donations for the local charity to be able to open a new afterschool programme at the Primary School in Raithby – a rural farming community in the Cape Winelands. This November, the team of Six Stellenbosch Superstars are returning to the trails to raise funds to further develop the project and ensure the rural children of Raithby...

Mid-Year Report

It has been an incredibly fast-paced and jam-packed first half of the year at the Anna Foundation. In a way, it feels like we made up for many of the opportunities we could not offer the children in the previous 2 years! This has taken admirable dedication from all of our staff members, going above and beyond what is required of them on a daily basis. I feel incredibly grateful to have this team of passionate people investing so much...

Girls on bikes!

Anna Foundation is committed to inspiring and motivating young girls to get in the saddle! Our ladies charity team at FNB Wines2Whales is just one way we’re walking the talk – as trail runners Ronel Nattrass of Runstrong and our founder Anna Kathleen Brom swap their running shoes for cleats and tackle the 3-day Chardonnay event that kicks off on Friday 5 November! We are proud to be supported by other organisations and professional female cyclists who are...

Swiss Epic 2021

Anna Foundation is proud to be selected as one of the chosen charities for the Swiss Epic 2021, alongside Pump for Peace, in their quest to develop the sport of mountain biking and provide access for those who are less fortunate. The Swiss Epic is part of the Epic Series’ flagship Legend event taking place between 17 and 21 August 2021.  Stretching across 347 kilometres of world-class mountain biking trails, the race is set among the breath-taking mountains and...

Anna Foundation learners upskill with MTB pro Ariane Lüthi

The dusty trails of G-spot in Stellenbosch shone a blur of yellow as Swiss cycling great Ariane Lüthi put Anna Foundation learners through their paces during a fun mountain bike technical skills session. No stranger to the non-profit organisation, 2020 marks the third consecutive year that Lüthi has offered up her spare time and expertise to ride with learners from the Anna Foundation. Five-time Cape Epic winner and Spur Schools MTB League Ambassador, Ariane impressed and inspired the 11 students from Neethlingshof Wine...

Running and Riding!

Four of the Anna Foundation Sports Development team participated in the Dirtopia Medihelp Ride and Run event at Delvera this weekend. It was a new challenge for them to do a duathlon, a multi-discipline event of both running and riding in the same race! All four crossed the finishing line in good time and Joan Piek (our Sports Coordinator) said “I felt very satisfied to see what joy it brought them. I was...

Biking dream becomes a reality for Anna Foundation teenager

Curtley Hendricks, a teenager from Buffet Olives and part of the Anna Foundation since 2011 when he was in Grade 5, was selected to participate in an internship programme with BMT, a biking, marathon and triathlon store based in Stellenbosch. The Anna Foundation runs an education, sport and life-skills programme for children on rural farms in the Western Cape and Curtley’s passion for mountain biking and skill on a bike were spotted early on. “Sport is an intrinsic part of...

Absa Cape Epic 2018 – thank you riders

The Anna Foundation is proudly one of the four official beneficiaries of the Absa Cape Epic. The Anna Foundation farm projects enthusiastically attended the respective stages of the Cape Epic to cheer on the brave competitors who where conquering the MTB untamed route of 658km with 13530m of climbing over 8 days! We definitely had a few favourites – especially the teams who were riding for us and who raised sponsorship funding on www.givengain.com. We also had the...

Leopard conservation by mountain bike!

To raise awareness of leopard conservation, two charity beneficiaries of the AbsaCape Epic are working together. The children from our Anna Foundation are being hosted by the The Cape Leopard Trust to explore wild areas by bike and on foot to seek spoor, tracks or signs of other wildlife. Yesterday a group of children from the Anna Foundation Buffet Olives after school programme enjoyed...

Stellenbosch hosts the UCI MTB World Cup 2018 – Anna Foundation was there!

The Anna Foundation children were in cheering on the world’s best mountain bikers at theUCI MTB World Cup – Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018. What an epic event! The Anna Foundation children benefited from watching the riders and being stunned by their technical MTB skills at this world class event. Cycling is part of the Anna Foundation’s sports programme and developing an appreciation of the sport is important. Thank you to the organisers and well done...