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May 29, 2013

Cape Town Angels keep Mother City warm with #BlanketWings drive

Cape Town Angels appeal to all big-hearted Capetonians to support their final #BlanketWings Drive, at the Alexander Bar & Café on Friday 31 May, 2013. Here  the team is seen with their comfy donations at Hout Bay Manor. Photo courtesy of Letisha Charles

They’ve been spreading their “Magic of Compassion” all over the Peninsula by mobilising #BlanketWings, a huge blanket donation drive to bring winter warmth to the Mother City’s less fortunate residents, and now Cape Town Angels will round off their virtuous efforts with a heavenly final drop-off event at the chic Alexander Bar & Café on Friday 31 May, 2013.

Run by a group of hard-working young professionals, Cape Town Angels is a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering commitment, partnership and collaboration through sharing “The Magic of Compassion” by boosting other social responsibility initiatives and developing community-based projects.

The Blanket Wings drive is being hosted to collect donations for four charity beneficiaries, including the Tygerberg Association of Street People, Andrew Murray Children’s Home, Christine Revell Children’s Home and the Boundless Heart Foundation (linking with old age homes).

Help Cape Town Angels to keep the Mother City's less fortunate residents warm this winter, with the #BlanketWings Drive . Photo courtesy of Barbara Loots

These kind-hearted folk donated a few blankets at the Ryneveld Country Lodge drop-off event in Stellenbosch. Photo courtesy of Barbara Loots

The Angels have been inspiring charitable fervour all over Cape Town during the month of May, starting at the elegant Hout Bay Manor and most recently warming the hearts of wine lovers at the Ryneveld Country Lodge in Stellenbosch. In a city that prides itself on being a pioneer for responsible tourism, projects like these make it easy to see why Cape Town is a caring Mother City.

Cape Town Angels' Fatima Razzack with a generous patron at the Hout Bay #BlanketWings drop-off event. Photo courtesy of Barbara Loots

The conclusion is the thrilling drop event at Alexander Bar in the city centre’s bustling Strand Street this Friday, and the Angels are calling on Capetonians to open their hearts and wallets for this worthy cause with a blanket or monetary donation.

The first benevolent patrons to deliver their blankets will receive a free glass of bubbly (or sparkling juice). But wait, there’s more …

The generous soul who donates the most blankets on the night will win an overnight stay for two people (breakfast included) at the Ryneveld Country Lodge in Stellenbosch.

Says Charles Tertiens, chairperson of Cape Town Angels: “Alexander Bar & Café was a natural choice as our final venue because it is central in Cape Town, and has the warm inviting feeling that we hope the blankets bring to those in need.”

Nicholas Spagnoletti, owner of Alexander Bar & Café, agrees: “Blanket Wings is a great idea and takes very little effort for us; in fact it's a win-win, as we benefit from people visiting our bar and the cause benefits from awareness in our space and on our social networking. Not to mention the actual blankets, which will literally bring some warmth to those who really need it.”

So, how do you get your inner saint on to help with this angelic initiative? Easy, just follow these charitable guidelines:

  • Come and say “halo” to the Angels at their drop event at the Alexander Bar on Friday 31 May and remember to bring along your blanket for donation ( the more you bring, the greater your chance of winning that fabulous overnight prize!)
  • Give your cash wings by making a monetary donation (it doesn’t matter how big or how small) to the Cape Town Angels. Get the banking details here
  • Earn your angelic stripes by volunteering your time and support to the Angels’ worthy causes. Click here or email info@ctangels.co.za for details on how you can get involved

Join me at the Cape Town Angels’ drop event at Alexander Bar & Café on Friday 31 May, 2013 and let’s show the world why Cape Town truly is a caring Mother City!

For more information about the Cape Town Angels, please visit www.ctangels.co.za or follow @CTAngelsZA on Twitter and join their Facebook fanpage for daily #BlanketWings drive updates.

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