Ride the Absa Cape Epic 2021 for Anna Foundation

Get your hands on an Absa Cape Epic 2021 Charity Entry!¬† Public entries for next year‚Äôs event sold out in seconds, but you can still enter a team for The Race That Measures All in support of the Anna Foundation. A Charity Entry ticket for a team of two (payable by 15 June 2020) = R92,900 (ticket price) + R50,000 charity donation =¬†TOTAL R142,900. Since the Foundation‚Äôs¬†first association¬†with the event seven years ago, riding has become the¬†fourth ‚ÄėR‚Äô to our¬†3Rs...

Vitamin Drive to combat Covid-19

Help us give our learners a fighting chance against Covid-19 during the colder months of June, July and August, by supporting our vitamin drive.   With winter on its way, the Anna Foundation is asking for your help! We have under our wing over 700 school children in rural and farming communities in the Western Cape who attend our after-school projects. This winter, not only do they have the cold and rainy weather to contend with, they‚Äôre also faced with the spread of...

The Biking Bug Has Bitten Neethlingshof!

It may not have been the Cape Epic 2020 that everyone was waiting for, but there is always a light shining somewhere if you look for it. Following a recent skills training session with racing champion, Ariane L√ľthi, it appears that the riding bug has truly bitten for the group of Anna Foundation learners from Neethlingshof who attended. In particular, three young ladies, Kelly De Villiers, Grade 8, Lee Kay Cloete and Junay Williams, Grade 9, had been particularly anxious...

Nuy Valley Festival: Fun in the Country!

Saturday, 11 May 2019 The kids from our Leipzig after-school enjoyed a beautiful trail run through the vineyards and valley as part of the Nuy Valley Festival this past weekend. They even took first, second and third place in the 5 km trail run. We are very proud! A warm thanks to Run the Vines, who provided us with free entry into the race, as well as to the hosts for making this day possible.Nuy Winery at Nuy on the Hill Willow Creek Olive...

Communities buzzing with excitement at the opening of two new after-schools!

Official opening: Monday, 15 April 2019 In addition to our 16 already-established projects, we are thrilled to announce the opening of two brand-new after-schools in the past week!There are 65 children enrolled at the one new project:¬†Nuy Stasie (Nuy, Worcester) There are 20 children enrolled at the other project:¬†Esperance Farmstay (Overhex, Worcester)The after-school programme runs five days a week from 15:00 ‚Äď 17:00 and includes education, sports and life skills activities that have been professionally designed by educational specialists. A drama therapist...

We are an official beneficiary of the FNB Wines2Whales!

It’s an honour to share the good news with you: we are now an official beneficiary of the FNB Wines2Whales! “You can #rideforus:¬†raising funds in aid of education while you train for and ride the 3-day stage race. If you’re interested, email us at info@annafoundation.com for more details.” You could also create your teams’s own fundraising project – check out our campaign on GivenGain. Share your cause on social media and rally your friends and family to support you! The three...

LumoHawk hands over custom-made glasses to Simonsig after-school

LumoHawk Foundation¬†returned to sunny Stellenbosch on Friday, 5 April to facilitate the first in a series of glasses’ handovers, this one at¬†Simonsig¬†after-school. The next handover is due on 13 April in Grabouw, for the Monteith after-school. During the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, LumoHawk’s team of student optometrists from the University of Johannesburg tested the eyes of 148 children in total. Those who were identified as needing glasses will now receive custom-made spectacles as part of Joel Stransky’s initiative, in partnership with...

Swiss donors with hearts of gold: Thank you, Team Bike2Help/Merida

Mahatma Gandhi said we need to “be the change that (we) wish to see in the world.” Swiss donors and Cape Epic riders, Bj√∂rn Tschnenett and Bernard Aebli, are the perfect example of change. We had the pleasure of meeting them at the recent 2019 Cape Epic; and their passion for changing the future of education is truly infectious. Via Bike2Help, they donated¬†R13 623.66 to the Anna Foundation! On the last day of the Cape Epic, they handed over a voucher for...