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The Absa Cape Epic is proud to have a formal charity engagement program in place to ensure that, in addition to economic and tourism growth realised in the communities/areas visited by the race each year, the event and its partners are also able to leave a lasting legacy and enrich the lives of the people living within them. 

Riders are encouraged to make their ride even more meaningful by fundraising among their friends and family for a cause they feel strongly about. Great prizes are up for grabs for the team that raises the most funds! 

Registering your fundraising project is quick, secure and fun! 

You can fundraise for one of our official charities (see information below) or a charity of your choice, click on the "Fundraise" button and follow the steps to register your project. 

If you need step-by-step instructions to help you set up your project you can download the PDF guide here.  If you have a question regarding fundraising via the GivenGain platform, please contact them at fundraising@givengain.com.

View the fundraising leaderboard here.

 
 

Official Charities

Anna Foundation

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The Anna Foundation is a charitable organisation focused on uplifting and empowering rural communities across the Western Cape.  Our flagship 3Rs programme – Reading, Running and Right-ing – is implemented at after-school centres in rural communities, serving over 700 children. The programme incorporates education, sports and life skills activities and aims to offer children lifelong learning and build positive self-worth and self-respect. This professionally designed programme is aimed at learners from aged 5 - 18 years and is taught by women from the farming communities themselves, who are trained by the Anna Foundation as part of our Women Empowerment programme.

In the last few years, mountain biking has played an increasing role in our sporting programme and has crept in as a fourth ‘R’ = Riding, taking pride of place within our weekly sports schedule. Facilitators provide regular coaching sessions, using community pump tracks and open spaces to focus on upskilling in the saddle.  

The aim of the Anna Foundation is that each child supported by the Foundation, and every woman trained through our interventions, will develop a positive self-belief and future vision. In this way we are able to uplift and inspire many communities in rural areas of South Africa.

Contact Anna Brom or find out more about Anna Foundation

 

Cape Leopard Trust

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The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT; Est. 2004) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, public benefit organisation based in the Western Cape, South Africa. We facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity, with a focus on the leopard as a flagship species. Our purpose and vision is to ensure the continued survival of leopards for the benefit of nature and society, by supporting the protection of leopard habitat and prey species, promoting peaceful coexistence between leopards and people, and fostering community custodianship of the Cape's unique biodiversity.

Contact Helen Turnbull or find out more about Cape Leopard Trust.  

 

Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

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Who knew that by riding the Absa Cape Epic, you having ‘#Feel Good Fun’ as well as assisting CANSA with vital funds to fight cancer? Our mission is to spread awareness about the dangers and risks surrounding cancer and bringing screening services to those that need it most.  CANSA is so excited to be an official partner for this event as it provides a super platform for CANSA to promote the CANSA Active programme.  CANSA believes in being active and healthy including staying safe in the sun.  We give back to local communities, by providing information, care and support to cancer Survivors (patients), caregivers and loved ones, who might not have been in a position to receive support otherwise.  The funds raised through go towards CANSA's service delivery, specifically our care and support programmes which include counselling, support groups, medical equipment hire, wigs, prostheses, stoma products, and accommodation if patients are living far from treatment centres at our CANSA Care Homes. CANSA believes that a balanced lifestyle is key to lowering your cancer risk and raises awareness on how to reduce cancer risk through health campaigns and educates about the importance of knowing the symptoms of cancer, as well as going for regular screening and health checks

#FeelGoodFun #CANSAActive #LowerCancerRisk

Contact Johann Klindt or find out more about Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

 

IRONMAN Foundation/IRONMAN4theKidz

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We at the IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with IRONMAN4theKidz South Africa race to make a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.  To donate directly to IRONMAN Foundation, click here.

For more information about IRONMAN Foundation please contact Sarah Hartmann and for IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity South Africa please contact Julia Banach 

 

Laureus - Sport for Good Foundation

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Laureus’ core concept is simple, brilliant and daunting: to create global awards that recognise the achievements of today’s sporting heroes; to bring sportspeople together; united in achievement but divided by sporting code. Once that community is brought together, putting to work their reach and the support and investment of Laureus’ Founding Patrons and Partners, it creates a powerful message that can help social projects around the world who use sport as a tool for social change. That message, simply, is Laureus Sport for Good.

Contact Nikki Ferreira or find out more about Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.  You can also donate to the BackaBuddy campaign. 

 

Qhubeka Charity

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Qhubeka moves people forward with bicycles. People earn bicycles through our programmes, improving access to schools, clinics and jobs. 

Qhubeka is an Nguni word that means “to progress”, “to move forward”. Bicycles help people move forward. With a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

Contact Gaylene Campbell or find out more about Qhubeka and click here to donate directly to the foundation. 

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