StreetSmart continues with helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from our restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venue partners in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart allocation of R1,7 million distributed nationally for 2019 to organisations working with children at risk.
“Not only does it allow our guests to make a donation responsibly and in a safe environment if they choose to do so, but it allows us to contribute responsibly as a business,” says Mari Vigar, co-owner of La Mouette and Upper Bloem restaurants, which have generously matched the donations they receive from diners, effectively doubling their contribution. Find our other partners in Cape Town here: https://bit.ly/2QOiCCy
StreetSmart Fundraising partners present at the Handover Celebration: Brooklands House, Sunset Restaurant at The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel, Stacked Diner, Neighbourhood Café at Ramasibi Lodge, Wellington Wines Tasting Room, Amore Restaurant and Puple House G/Hse, with Melanie Burke, StreetSmart Chairman.
In this picture: Standing (Left) Angelo Casu - Standing (Right) Ayabonga Mgope
In less than two weeks Aya and Angelo will be on the saddle riding Wines2Whales in support of StreetSmart South Africa.
Ayabonga is a student at the Learn to Live School of Skills, one of StreetSmart's beneficiaries in Cape Town.
Angelo met Aya when he handed over the funds raised by riding the Cape Epic to StreetSmart.
Ayabonga is a very keen mountain biker and Angelo had the idea to ride the three stage race with him hoping to raise more funds for StreetSmart whilst fulfilling Aya's dream.
They have so far raised R30,000 but need more; every penny counts so don’t be shy and support Aya and Angelo by clicking on the link https://bit.ly/2P4xaA6
We will cheer them on when they ride on 29th, 30th and 31st October 2018!
Angelo Casu (Left) and Ayabonga Mgope (Right) representing MorgensterStreetSmartSA Team
Ayabonga is a student at the Learn to Live School of Skills at The Salesian Institute Youth Projects in Cape Town. He is currently in his fourth year, studying Hospitality, a StreetSmart supported programme. Ayabonga has been selected as a school prefect.
A funeral service for Annette will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church in Pinelands, on Saturday, 08 September 2018, at 11h00.
There will be a tea afterwards.
Obituary by Margi Biggs, Founder of StreetSmart SA:
Annette was the most instrumental board member when it came to the decision to start StreetSmart. She served on the board from the inception of StreetSmart until her passing.
We are proud to announce that our founder, Margi Biggs, has been honoured by SAACI Official (The Southern African Association for the Conference Industry) for her long service and special contribution to the business events industry in Southern Africa. She received the 2018 SAACI Fellowship Award at an awards and networking dinner. A seasoned travel, tourism and events expert, Margi was recognised for “making an impact on the lives of individuals as a role model and mentor and as an inspiration to colleagues in the industry”. Hearty congratulations, Margi!