Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's that time of year again...

And we're looking for a new project to fund. We've got one lined up for the first R30k; now we need someone who can use the other R70k.
Let us know if you have ideas. We'll be kicking off again soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

A post-mortem

Okay, so it's been an incredible few days and we're busy tallying up the final totals. Please be patient, though - as the joke goes, there are three kinds of journalists: those who can count and those who can't. In fact, there is no one on board this campaign who did not do Standard Grade maths (and one of us even failed that). So the bean-counting may take us a little longer than it takes you. We'll let you know when it's all done, promise.

We're also waiting to hear from the gentleman who ran the Comrades yesterday - and will keep you updated on that as soon as we hear.

And last but absolutely not least, an unbelievably, incredibly, enormously huge and splendiferous thank you to Miriam Mannak, our PR and journalism superstar, who helped secure so much exposure for the campaign. We are in your debt for a very, very long time.

Please do visit her site - she is an award-winning journalist and photographer as well as a passionate philanthropist. It's well worth taking a tour of what she's done.

Monday, May 28, 2012

99 pledges - one more today?

We just have one more pledge to go before we hit 100. Come on...we *know* you have a friend who wants to help us out!

In other news, listen out for us on CCFM at 11:30 tomorrow and look out for us in Die Burger as well.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cool moment of the day

Dad chatting to acquaintance. Acquaintance mentions the 100k in 10 Days Campaign. Dad mentions that he is intimately familiar with it.

Here's hoping people keep giving in the last week.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mystery donor #2

Our second donors of R20 000 want to remain (semi) anonymous. So a huge thank you to Richard and Shelley. You have made an exceptional difference to our campaign and to Saartjie Baartman.

Watch this space...

We haven't yet finalised the lineup, but we have a fundraising comedy show coming up with some BIG names. We can't release details yet as we still need to confirm dates, times, venues and participation, but keep your eyes peeled. We can't tell you exactly who's going to be there yet, but we can tell you it's going to be huge!

Simple pleasures

In between the absolutely amazing news of yesterday, a very cool (small) incident:

Having breakfast at the gym, and hearing two unknown men talking at the next table about the fundraising for Saartjie Baartman. I didn't say anything, just beamed into my salmon trout.