FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is all about giving back to the communities within which it operates and chooses charities that are close to runners’ hearts. Runners can chose to support one, or both of the charities that the event endorses, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kersfonds. Read all about them and the brilliant work they do.
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has but one mission – to ensure that no animal endures cruelty by putting all their efforts, passion and funds into making sure that ALL animals are safe, loved and cared for.
Established in 1872, the Cape of Good Hope SPCA is the founding society of the SPCA movement in South Africa and the oldest animal welfare institution in the country. It is a member of World Animal Protection and an Executive Member of the National Council of SPCAs South Africa.
Over the past 143 years they have diligently carried out their mission to prevent cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement, veterinary care services (operating an Animal Hospital, Inspectorate and four Mobile Clinics serving impoverished communities), and running a Kennel, Cattery, Horse Care Unit, Wildlife Centre, Farmyard and Adoption Centre which every year places hundreds of animals in loving and caring homes. Read all about them here.
Cape of Good Hope SPCA
Cnr 1st Avenue and First Road
Tel: +27 21 700-4140
Email (General Enquiries): firstname.lastname@example.org
Email (Cruelty and Emergencies): email@example.com
Please note that their emails and social media platforms are not manned 24 hours per day.
Should you have a real emergency to report, please phone the Inspectorate on 021 700 4158/9.
Inspectorate Emergency After Hours Number: 083 326 1604
Please contact your local veterinarian for emergency medical treatment for your own animals after hours.
Whether your contribution pays for a packet of cat food, helps build a kennel or fights animal cruelty, you can be sure that it will help restore a rescued animal’s trust in humans – so thank you! Your donation will not only directly benefit the animals in our area but, through a sharing agreement between all SPCAs nationwide, a portion will be used in other, less fortunate areas to benefit animals over a wider area.Banking Details:Bank: Standard
In 1957 Die Burger newspaper established a Christmas fund (Die Burger Kersfonds) which is a non-profit organisation that creates the opportunity for less fortunate children to enjoy an educational trip to Cape Town.
Each year, donations are collected in aid of this fund and used to maintain Die Burger’s house to keep it fully operational. This beach house offers affordable accommodation to rural schools that visit Cape Town on study tours during school terms and learners from disadvantaged schools are subsidised. Each December this is also the meeting point for Die Burger’s youth leaders conference.
Various concerts and events that Die Burger has partnered with as media sponsor, have contributed proceeds towards Kersfonds, with some of the regular supporters contributing additional funding to commemorate Die Burger’s centenary year celebrations during 2015.
Die Burger was media partner to the 2015 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, which contributed R40 000 towards Kersfonds. This generous donation will be used to help subsidise less fortunate children who will be visiting the house. This house has truly been a refuge to many and also the place where the foundation was laid for many of our current leaders and professionals.