Cancer Alliance is a group of cancer control non-profit organisations brought together as a result of the Voice of Cancer Survivor Forum to provide a platform for collaboration for cancer civil society and to effect change for all South Africans affected by cancer.
Fair Cape’s contribution to The Cancer Alliance
As a country, South Africa does not have a breast health policy to ensure that the treatment offered to cancer sufferers is of a high standard. To raise awareness of the need for a policy the Fair Cape Cares Foundation supports the Cancer Alliance’s Advocates for Breast Cancer. This policy will prevent our mothers, sisters and daughters from dying from this disease. Our campaign goes pink in October 2016; our milk bottles and the 1-litre yoghurt tub will have pink labels.
Little Fighters Cancer Trust
The Little Fighters Cancer Trust supports children with cancer and their families by providing holistic support to the child with cancer and by striving to keep the family unit together in dignity. When a childhood cancer family is listed with us, we respond immediately aiming to reduce stress, assessing needs and building a personal relationship with them.
Fair Cape’s contribution to Little Fighters Cancer Trust
The Fair Cape Cares Foundation has been supporting Little Fighters Cancer Trust for the past three years. Our campaigns have included specially branded yoghurts and established a Knitathon which is held on Mandela Day each year. We invite the public to dedicate 67 minutes to knit a square for a blanket that is donated to Little Fighters. The Knitathon campaign has been publicised to over 40 online events sites, received radio coverage, and exposure in both the various newspapers in the Western Cape.
September is also Childhood Cancer awareness month and Fair Cape will be supporting this cause in a way that no other company has before. The foils of all the Fair Cape 175 ml yoghurts will be branded Little Fighters and 20 cents from each cup will go towards the Charity.
Peninsula School Feeding Association
The Peninsula School Feeding Association was established specifically to provide meals to hungry school children when the national school feeding programme was discontinued. Through good governance, the Association has been able to cover all operating expenses and 100% of all donations are directed exclusively to the actual cost of school feeding.
Fair Cape’s contribution to Peninsula School Feeding Scheme
The Fair Cape Cares Foundation involvement with the Peninsula School Feeding Scheme covers, inter alia, School Health Week, donating milk, amasi and yoghurt to needy schools, establishing Fair Cape Fridays, whereby we distribute nutritious food to needy children. For example, we recently donated our products to a school in Dunoon, a community close to our Killarney Gardens factory and we also supported the Scheme at the Franschhoek Cheese Festival.
In 2006, Operation Smile South Africa (OSSA) joined Operation Smile, Inc. to provide free surgeries to those affected by a cleft lip or cleft palate to children and adults throughout Southern and Central Africa, as well as education and training to promote sustainability and self-sufficiency. In 2006, 98 children and young adults received free reconstructive surgery. By 2013, the number of OSSA patient smiles came to more than 4,000.
Fair Cape’s contribution to Operation Smile
The Fair Cape Cares Foundation has partnered with Operation Smile on the Million Smiles Campaign to change the lives of children who are born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. We have raised enough money to give four children the life-changing operation. In February 2016, the Operation Smile campaign launches and ends on World Smile Day in October. We encourage the public to collect their milk caps for recycling or pledging a donation at various local libraries.This initiative was recently named as the best social responsibility programme in the world for its work with Operation Smile. Independent auditors ensure that all funds go towards paying for this vital surgery.
Learn More about the Million Smiles Campaign