Fun for charity at Kenilworth Racecourse

The Sporting Chance foundation enjoying cricket activities at the Horses for Causes Charity Race Day in 2016.

The Horses for Causes Charity Race Day will return to Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday February 11 after raising R300 000 for various charities in the Western Cape last year.

The event, which will have a “Rocking Red” theme for the month of love, promises to be filled with more entertainment than the year before to ensure that children are entertained while their parents bet on their respective horses and do their bit for charity.

The charities that will be supported this year include Thrive organization in Hout Bay that hosts environmental awareness projects; JAG Foundation which uses sports and play to assist children in disadvantaged communities; Kronendal Music Academy which addresses the lack of cultural stimulation facing youth in Hout Bay and The Sunflower Fund which facilitates the registration process for people to join the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR).

Other charities include The Lucky Lucy Foundation which relieves the plight of neglected and abused township and street animals; The Chaeli Campaign which assists children with disabilities; The Santa Shoebox Project which gives gifts to underprivileged children and Masicorp which helps the people of the Masiphumelele township with their educational needs.

“It is difficult for some charities to do something on this scale so we provide them with a platform to get help and get exposure. The event went very well last year so this year we got back on board,” said event spokesperson, Sam Wright.

The event will host celebrities, fashion, dining and will have entertainment such a mini-rugby, cricket and a soccer tournament for those aged six to 14 and will also have a mechanical horse for children to ride among other activities.

Other entertainment includes a performance by Thrive music academy and a wheelchair dancing demonstration.

The Vineyard Oval Market will also be happening on the same day so those attending will have an array of cuisine to choose from. General entry to the event is free.

Those who would like to donate to the 14 participating charities can book a VIP table at a cost of R8 500 for a table of 10 or the Kenilworth and Somerset Rooms at a cost of R7 000 for a table of 10.

“All VIP ticket holders will be treated to a magnificent three course buffet in air conditioned luxury, horse racing, an auction consisting of top class stallion services and sports memorabilia, entertaining MCs in the form of Supersport’s Neil Andrews and KFM’s Sibongile Mafu and a special performance by prominent South African musician, Majozi at the end of the race day.”

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