Care in a Cup
25 May 2015 – CANSA’s fundraising campaign – Cuppa For CANSA, proudly supported by Africa’s largest retailer, Shoprite and Checkers – is an opportunity for friends, family and work colleagues to come together and share a Cuppa and help those affected by cancer.
Between June and October 2015, CANSA encourages everyone to host a Cuppa For CANSA event – see details here… By hosting, attending or raising funds online, you’ll be helping CANSA to provide much needed care and support to cancer patients that stay at CANSA Care Homes while receiving treatment.
On 5 June 2015, five ‘Cuppa For CANSA’ launch events, sponsored by Shoprite and Checkers, will take place across the country at CANSA Care Homes in Johannesburg, Durban, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and at the CANSA Theunis Fichardt Hospitium in Polokwane.
“We’re so pleased to have the support of Shoprite and Checkers again, as the shoppers who supported the in-store Cuppa events last year, helped to raise over R1 million towards our care and support programmes. Not only do they sponsor all campaign materials and host in-store Cuppas in the month of June, they are also generously donating R18 500 to each of the five launch Homes in 2015,” says Elize Joubert, CANSA’s Acting CEO.
A Cuppa For CANSA event can be large, small or intimate (be it for a group of friends, a church group or a book club). People can hold a Cuppa in their homes, at the zoo, in their gardens, in parks, on top of mountains, on boats, at country clubs, in church halls, community halls or even hotels, the possibilities are endless.
Joubert adds, “The Cuppa For CANSA concept can be adapted and allows for some wonderful new and imaginative ideas to be shared. You can opt for a casual Cuppa, or add a quirky and fun theme to your event to add some flavour to it, such as; Victorian Tea Party; Tea with a Botanical Theme; High Tea; A Women’s Day Tea; Mother-Daughter Tea and so on. This is your opportunity to be creative and fun.”
Cuppa For CANSA is a social and fun way to support a local CANSA Care Home that provides ‘home-from-home’ accommodation to patients undergoing cancer treatment at oncology clinics far from their homes. Guests at the 11 CANSA Care Homes situated in the main metropolitan areas, stay for an average of six weeks and receive home-from-home accommodation, free transport to and from cancer treatment centres as well as nutritious meals.
If you or your company will be hosting a Cuppa For CANSA in 2015, send CANSA your selfies or ‘pledges’ as to why you are hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. So get the coffee and cameras ready, and share your Cuppa using the hashtag #CuppaForCANSA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.