The committee of the Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies Walk extends a warm invitation to local residents and business owners to attend the L2L charities’ presentation meeting on 14 August. At the meeting, the shortlisted charities for the 2020 L2L Ladies Walk will each give a presentation to motivate why they deserve to be the charity of choice. 

“These organisations all need support and the community could make a significant difference in their lives by getting involved,” says L2L committee member, Lindi Prinsloo. 

After the presentations, all attendees will then have the opportunity to cast their vote. The short-listed charities are:

• The Butterfly Foundation

• Overstrand Hospice

Child Welfare Hermanus

Learn to Earn

Flower Valley ECD

SOFCA

Kleinmond Child & Youth Care Centre

Kids can! Kleinmond

The online registration date for the 2020 L2L Ladies Walk is 19 August. All ladies attending the presentation evening who would like to participate in next year’s event will have the opportunity to add their names to a list that will receive preference for registration. “This event has become so popular that not all entrants can be accepted, but we’ll do our best to accommodate the names on this list,” says Lindi. 

The 2019 L2L Ladies Walk raised a record amount of over R677 677 to buy a bus for Camphill School, the main charity. The runner-up charities, Overstrand Association for Persons with Disabilities (OAPD) and Overberg Wheelchair Association (OWA), each received R50 000. At the presentation evening, all three charities will give feedback on the progress of their projects. An overview of the L2L Ladies Walk will also be given by Lindi Prinsloo.

The L2L committee thanks each and every one of their sponsors for their valuable contribution to this year’s charity walk. “Our organisation would not be the success that it is if we did not have the continued support of our local community,” says Lindi. L2L is very grateful to have their main sponsor, Spar Western Cape, on board again for the 2020 Ladies Walk. In addition to most of the food items that are sponsored by our local Spar stores, Spar Western Cape supplies the ladies with branded tog bags, shirts, peaks, water flasks and other necessities such as water, sunblock, lip-ice and tissues. 

Next year’s charity walk will take place from 12 – 15 March. The annual, all-female, 4-day walk of 100 km along the shoreline from Cape Agulhas to Danger Point is now in its 15th year. It has become an iconic event within the Overberg community and every year the ladies raise the bar in their fundraising efforts.

The L2L presentation evening will be held on Wednesday 14 August at 18:00 in the United Church Hall. RSVP: elna.devilliers@telkomsa.net

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