Unity CollegeGauteng Province: NGO Unity College (Special Needs Education) makes a difference in its community. Unity College is an independent, not-for-profit special needs school catering for learners, aged between 6  and 20  who are moderately to severely intellectually challenged, either through genetic syndromes, epilepsy, autism or through varying degrees of mental difficulty, which may be due to a near drowning, car accident and/or other trauma.

Western Cape

Oakhill School in Knysna – the funds from the MySchool fundraising programme helped a young Tennis Player Reach her Dream. Annalichia, an Oakhill Grade 8 student, has recently been selected to compete in the Interpro Tennis Championships held in Gauteng.  Costs for coaching and travel have to be paid by the player and the MySchool funds helped Annalichia in reaching her dreams.  The tournament took place in March 2011.

Shoe BoxWestern Cape: Kenridge Primary School Shoebox Project: The Kenridge parents and children were actively involved in making a child’s Christmas more memorable in a very small way over the past festive season. This school has been twinning with a local farm school, The Valley School and has again nominated this school as their beneficiary for their Christmas Shoebox Project for 2010. Through this project, each child received a decorated box full of gifts. Each class received a list of suggested items which could be used to fill the “shoebox”, based on the needs of the children at the school.The Kenridge Primary staff members also filled a box for the staff from The Valley School.

Satara Lumb and Oliver FindlayWestern Cape: Hundreds Wiggle Waggle for SPCA Cape of Good Hope

For the 17th year running, hundreds of animal-lovers and their dogs participated in the SPCA Royal Canin Wiggle Waggle Walkathon on the 28 November 2010. In total there were 2,251 dog-walkers and 1,751 dogs that took part in the biggest organized dog walk in the Western Cape. This event raised R110 659, for abused, neglected and abandoned animals.