The FNB Wines2Whales has always proudly supported the communities through which the race passes as well as numerous worthy causes.
The event supports a number of projects and organisations on an ongoing basis providing much needed financial support as well as access to entries for fundraising
FNB Wines2Whales Botriver Crèche Initiative
The FNB Wines2Whales has adopted various crèches in the town of Botrivier in a continued effort to give back to this impoverished community along the route of the event.
FNB Wines2Whales and its partners see this as an investment in the future of kids and schools to assist in providing quality and educational care. The project is aimed at the renovation, maintenance and supply of necessary items of and to crèches in the Botrivier community. An educational library has been established with the help of Big Box containers converted for storage and safely kept on Beaumont Wine Farm.
Through this initiative the FNB Wines2Whales believes that we can make a sustainable difference, and with your and our partners support, in many more communities along the Wines2Whales route and beyond.
Botriver Educational Foundation
The Botriver Education Foundation is a non-profit organisation and exists to serve the community by empowering the young people of Botriver and surrounding towns with a means to tertiary education.
The Groenlandberg Conservancy is a growing movement of dedicated, nature conscious custodians and landowners who have mobilized themselves into a voluntary conservation forum. The Groenlandberg Conservancy was established in 1994 by a handful of farmers, under the chairmanship of Dr Paul Cluver. Over two decades later, the Groenlandberg Conservancy is making an ever increasing contribution to conservation on private land. Active and passionate, members are committed to environmental conservation, sustainability and social upliftment.
De Rust Futura School
The school is a manifesto of the Cluver family to provide quality education for the children of farm workers. It is a combined school in the Overberg education district.
Cape Leopard Trust
The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT; Est. 2004) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, public benefit organisation based in the Western Cape, South Africa. We facilitate and promote the conservation of biological diversity, with a focus on the leopard as a flagship species. Our purpose and vision is to ensure the continued survival of leopards for the benefit of nature and society, by supporting the protection of leopard habitat and prey species, promoting peaceful coexistence between leopards and people, and fostering community custodianship of the Cape’s unique biodiversity
Timothy Harlow Foundation
The Timothy James Harlow Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by the Harlow family in order to continue the selfless giving legacy of their beloved son Timothy who passed away on the 27th of April 2013.
The Anna Foundation is a charitable organisation focused on uplifting and empowering rural communities across the Western Cape. Our flagship 3Rs programme – Reading, Running and Right-ing – is implemented at after-school centres in rural communities, serving over 700 children. The programme incorporates education, sports and life skills activities and aims to offer children lifelong learning and build positive self-worth and self-respect. This professionally designed programme is aimed at learners from aged 5 – 18 years and is taught by women from the farming communities themselves, who are trained by the Anna Foundation as part of our Women Empowerment programme.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be selected as an official charity partner of FNB Wines2Whales. While education and sport are our primary pillars for developing confidence and self-worth in our children, mountain biking specifically has become a hot favourite in our after school sports programme and we know that this will only gain more traction with exposure to this iconic event. Sincere thanks to the Wines2Whales team for their support and belief in what we do.” – Anna Brom, Founder and Director
The Pebbles Project
The main emphasis of the Pebbles Project is education. We enrich the lives of disadvantaged children and families in the agricultural communities of the Western Cape. We focus on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference. Since our inception in 2004, we have impacted the lives of children and their families by providing support and intervention in five key areas: Education, Health, Nutrition, Community and Protection.
Our areas of operation include Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Wellington, Citrusdal and the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in Hermanus.