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July 17, 2013

Mandela Day Events 2013 in Cape Town

Honour Madiba's legacy with a variety of charitable Mandela Day events in Cape Town on Thursday 18 July,2013. Photo courtesy of Skye Grove

It’s Tata Madiba’s 95th birthday on Thursday 18 July, 2013 and in Cape Town there plenty to do to embody the spirit of the legendary Nelson Mandela.

The iconic former president of South Africa has lead by example for decades and every year on the great man’s birthday, residents and visitors are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to volunteering for a good cause.

You too can spread the charitable love right here in the Mother City, a pioneer for Responsible Tourism. From soup kitchens to blanket drives and park runs to mass painting sessions, there are a multitude of events to help you to get in touch with your inner good Samaritan this Mandela Day.

Cape Point Mandela Day Blanket Drive

Cape Point and Cape Town Tourism have teamed up to bring you the exciting Mandela Day Blanket Drive and it comes with an incentive too!

All that you have to do is drop your blankets off at a Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centre near you and get a free ticket to Cape Point’s exhilarating Flying Dutchman funicular for every blanket handed in.

Get your co-workers involved and it could make for an exciting team outing!

Location: Cape Town Tourism Visitor Centres, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 780 9010
Website: www.capepoint.co.za or www.capetown.travel

Tsogo Sun Cape Sun Soup Kitchen

Nothing warms the body, heart and soul like a warm cup of soup so the generous Tsogo Sun Cape Sun folk will be distributing their tasty goodness to the needy and homeless at the Central Methodist Mission Church at the impressive Greenmarket Square this Thursday.

Join them from 09h00 to 11h00.

Location: Central Methodist Mission Church, Greenmarket Square
Contact: +27 (0)21 488 5100
Website: www.tsogosunhotels.com

Run Cape Town’s Mandela Day Blanket Run

Be the ultimate goody two-shoes and grab your running shoes for the Mandela Day Blanket Run through the gorgeous Green Point Urban Park and along the Promenade.

This thoughtful event will be hosted by Run Cape Town from 17h30 to 18h30.  Don't forget your blanket donation.

Location: Green Point Lighthouse, Green Point
Contact: runcapetown@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/events/330708567062787

Make every day a Mandela Day and keep the giving spirit going with these weekend Madiba events:

Cape Town Angels K9 Mandela Day

Channel your inner Picasso and help varnish dog kennels with the Cape Town Angels at the Dog Box Project at the Cape Gate Shopping Centre on Saturday 20 July, 2013.

The Dog Box Project aims to complete 67 kennels in 67 minutes using 67 teams!  The Angels are supporting this event as an extension of their latest charitable give-a-dog-a-home-drive, the K9K Project.

Location: Cape Gate Shopping Centre, Brackenfell
Contact:  info@ctangels.co.za or +27 (0)82 925 2671
Website: www.ctangels.co.za or www.dogboxproject.co.za

Braveheartz Motorcycle Club’s Charity Ride

Rev those engines and giving hearts with Braveheartz Motorcycle Club’s charity ride. This Saturday these caring bikers are donating food parcels, stationery and clothes to three charities they's adopted this year. One of the charities is Masithandane Orphanage based in Nyanga.

The event is open to the public.

Location: Shell Garage, Canal Walk Shopping Centre(meeting point)
Contact: Maduon@gmail.com or +27 (0)828451626
Website: www.mandeladay.com

Still craving some Madiba magic? Then pop down town to the Civic Centre on the Foreshore for the Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela exhibition.

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