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Posted on: Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Fundraising Spinnathon for child protection

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Are you feeling a bit out of touch with your community and you would like to do something for a good cause but are not sure what, then why not head down to Canal Walk in Cape Town on Saturday 5 December and take part in the “Make a Difference Spinnathon“.

Virgin Active and Canal Walk are joining up with the Friends of Child Protection (FCP) to host a fundraising Spinnathon and the proceeds of this event will go towards the much needed Comfort Packs that FCP supplies to the family violence, child protection and sexual offences units of the South African police. This is definitely something we should all get involved with …

 

Friends of Child Protection

 

Who are the Friends of Child Protection you may be wondering and if so let’s give you a quick rundown. Established in 2002 the FCP has provided thousands of comfort packs to SAPS child protection units throughout the Western Cape and the state hospitals. Comfort packs are vital for those children who have been raped and abused as they provide these vulnerable children with some stability and soothe them in their time of distress. All of this work is done on a volunteer basis and once a month a group of 25-30 volunteers get together to make up these comfort packs.

The event on Saturday 5 December 2009 will take place for nearly the entire day as it starts at 11h00 to 20h00 at La Piazza. Everyone is invited to take part in this Spinnathon from the general public, cycling teams as well as corporate teams. The aim is to get as many people to spin for an hour, or if your legs can handle it for the entire 8 hours, to raise awareness and to make their contribution to child protection.

To book your timeslot you’ll need R100 per hour timeslot for adults and R50 for a 30 minute timeslot for children aged 12-16 years. You can contact Kirstin Lund for an entry form on +27 (0)21 790-701, you may also enter on the day, however timeslots will be on a first come first serve basis.

As well as the Spinning there will be comfort packs being assembled on the day, which the FCP will try to fill with you, the public’s help. There will be a list of items required for each pack and on average each pack costs R55. Come on and do your part to give back to your community, support this worthy cause.

Child protection is in everyone’s interests as children are our future.

For additional info see:
Website: friendsofchildprotection.com

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