Photo credit: The Fugard Theatre
Due to an overwhelming response, we are arranging another chance to experience the multiple Tony-Award winning musical KINKY BOOTS on 11 September 2019 at 8 pm at The Fugard Theatre. Tickets are R250 (usually R360).
Our #PilgrimWithAPurpose campaign is back for the last time this year. Join our chairman,
Melanie Burke, on the Cape Camino StreetSmart Pilgrimage taking place on 28 & 29 September 2019.
Another two-day pilgrimage on foot, organised by Cape Camino in partnership with StreetSmart SA, will take place on 28 and 29 September 2019 to raise funds for StreetSmart activities.
In its fifth and final year, participating Cape Camino pilgrims will have the chance to traverse the eastern side of the majestic Table Mountain in Cape Town, starting at Rhodes Memorial and ending in Muizenberg. The route will feature the Mountain Shade leg on day one and Wine to Water leg on day two.
Melanie Burke, the Chairman of StreetSmart SA, is undertaking a 120 km pilgrimage on the Camino Francés in Northern Spain this month, in an effort to raise awareness and R50 000 for the upliftment of homeless children in South Africa.
Melanie has lived between South Africa and Spain for the past 5 years. It was also 5 years ago that the collaboration with Cape Camino started, to do an annual StreetSmart Pilgrimage in Cape Town. This was the beginning of Melanie's love for putting one foot in front of the other while enjoying the majestic beauty of the Cape and stilling her mind through the connection with nature. This experience, and an invitation from a friend, inspired her to walk 120km of the Camino Francés pilgrim route from Logroño to Burgos, in Northern Spain.
“Having only ever walked two days at a time before, a week-long hike sounds like a scary challenge, but an achievable one too. Being away from home and work commitments will give me the time to decompress and follow my thoughts wherever they want to go, something I have not made time to do recently. I expect the physical and mental requirements may be difficult for me so I hope that the simple rhythm of putting one foot in front of the other will focus me,” says Melanie.
HOME FROM HOME
Home from Home provides supported and supervised foster care for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children in small family homes of no more than six children, in their own communities.
Eddie is four years old. Born to a mom who couldn’t care for him, she put him in the care of an informal ‘caregiver’ when he was less than a year old. He was one of nine children living with this lady, in two shacks which were attached to the house she lived in. The shacks were filthy, unsafe, unhygienic and cold. When Eddie and the other children came to the attention of social workers, he was removed immediately because of concerns for his health and safety- they thought he might die if he was left there any longer. He was taken to go and live in a baby sanctuary where he remained for several months.