Horses For Causes – Kenilworth Today

Exciting stallion service auction will attract plenty of interest

Kenilworth Ladies Day

Jenna Adams & Mandy Kannemeyer – organising a big day

The launch of the inaugural Horses for Causes Charity Race Day will take place at Kenilworth today where the Gr2 Sceptre Stakes is the headline feature.

The event will see 16 community upliftment non-profit organisations given an opportunity to showcase the good work that they do and also to share in an equal portion of funds raised on the day.

Services to the following leading stallions will be auctioned:

Oratorio

Jay Peg

Captain Of All

Seventh Rock

Vercingetorix

Count Dubois

What A Winter

Pomodoro

The work and focus of the beneficiary charities are diverse and widespread  and this fantastic summer’s day at the races is yet another example of how horseracing in South Africa benefits so many worthy causes.

Oratorio - service offered

Oratorio – service offered

VIP hospitality at this popular race day is available in both the Peninsula and Kenilworth Rooms.

Invite friends, family, colleagues and clients and purchase a table of 10 for R 8 000.00.

This includes a delicious three course meal, an afternoon of socialising, entertainment, horseracing, excitement and most of all, the opportunity to support these amazing organisations and the work that they do, be it community upliftment in sport, education, waste recycling, music, dance, animal welfare or assisting those with disabilities.

Horses for Causes will see the following worthy charities benefit:

  • The Chaeli Campaign is an established organisation with a national footprint that works in the disability sector, running eight programmes for both children and adults.
  • JAG Foundation was established eight years ago and uses sport and play as a catalyst for change, exposing children in disadvantaged communities to an alternate life path.
  • Another worthy cause established eight years ago is the Kronendal Music Academy, formed to address the ongoing lack of cultural stimulation facing the youth and community as a whole in Hout Bay.
  • The Sunflower Fund, the main beneficiary of this year’s Ladies Day at Kenilworth, is also a beneficiary at next year’s Horses for Causes. This organisation actively recruits members of the public to register on the South African Bone Marrow Registry and improves the chances of life-saving transplants for serious blood disorder sufferers.
  • The Lucky Lucy Foundation is another beneficiary on this exciting race day and is a Non-Profit, Pro-life, Pro-Quality of Life organisation that tries to relieve the plight of severely neglected and abused township and street animals.
  • JP21 Project is a fairly new organisation founded in 2014 which was formed to reignite the passion and enthusiasm for the game of cricket in underprivileged communities and schools, particularly in the Western Cape areas of Mitchell’s Plain and Strandfontein.
  • The Western Cape Grooms School Trust was established in 1998 and provides equine education, skills development of work riders and upliftment to grooms in the Western Cape Racing Industry.
  • The Africa Foundation uplifts, upskills and empowers rural communities primarily living adjacent to conservation areas in Africa and provides access to water and electricity, helps to establish commercial farms, construct classrooms, build and equip media centres, build and support clinics and provides bursaries and grants to aspirant community leaders.
  • Sporting Chance is an organisation which aims to provide opportunities for sporting achievement for children from all areas by offering professional coaching. Their idea is to get children off the streets, or away from computer games and televisions, and instil in them a love of sport.
  • Cart Horse Protection Association provides clinics, patrols and call out responses, veterinary and rehabilitation services to working cart horses and donkeys on the Cape Flats, and supports, educates and trains cart horse owners and drivers who make use of the working cart horses as a means of generating income, thereby protecting the working cart horses and preventing abuse.
  • Ikapa Dance Theatre utilises artistic excellent in dance as a mechanism to create socially relevant, publicly engaging performances and provides artistic training and life skills development for the youth in the communities of Cape Town.
  • Thrive Hout Bay’s purpose is to enable sustainable wellbeing by nurturing nature’s diversity, through bringing the community together via school awareness projects, and arranging and supporting events, as well as facilitating the formation of local enterprises that benefit the community and environment.
  • Al Maktoum School of Management Excellence is Summerhill Stud’s scholarship fund which furthers their ongoing commitment to education and training, by awarding scholarships to members of once-disadvantaged communities.
  • Ikhaya Elite, known as “crafts with a purpose” was founded with a vision to create an empire where those with disabilities have a workshop in their area to maximize disabled people’s potential through enhancing their creativity and to live self-sustaining lives.

Contact Tracy at 021 424 5843 / 083 604 1577 or at [email protected] for all hospitality and ticket options and enquiries.

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