How to donate or sponsor a walker
Sponsorship forms will be available showing the bank details of Lighthouse Ladies. Please use the full name and surname of the walker as reference.
Fundraising requirements for each walker
Antionette van Vuuren, a founding walker of L2L Ladies Walk, commented at the Awards Evening in 2013 to a journalist, “Look around you, it is ordinary women who have managed to achieve this”. In 2013 the Walk raised R272 272.00 for a local old age home, Huis Lettie Theron.
It is the challenge and responsibility of each registered walker to use her skills, contacts and talents to raise funds towards the winning charity each year.
The 2020 L2L Ladies Walk has set the walkers a fundraising target of R500,000.00!
- 1st due date a minimum of R2 000.00 30th November 2019
- 2nd due date balance of a minimum of R4000: 31st January 2020
- Walkers are encouraged to continue to raise more funds after they have reached the minimum of R4000.
These requirements are also stated on the 2020 Entry form
Should walkers fail to raise the minimum requirement by the stated instalment dates, the walker risks disqualification from the annual Walk.
All funds raised are given towards the selected charity. The L2L Ladies Walk committee are volunteers and do not profit from any fundraising efforts.
Many walkers have far exceeded all expectations in their efforts to raise funds for their walk over the years.
- In 2011 Norma Scott-Tomlin raised over R15 000.00 singlehandedly and was rewarded with a sponsored prize of a week getaway to Turkey.
- In 2012 Anna-Marie Olivier raised R20 000.00 on her own and received a sponsored 5-star night’s accommodation at Grootbos Private Reserve outside Gansbaai.
- In 2013 the same walker, Anna-Marie Olivier set a new record by raising over R40 000.00 as a single walker! Her hard work and dedication to making a difference was rewarded with 3-day stay at a luxury country lodge outside White River in Mpumahlanga.
- During the 2017 Walk, Rosene Matthee achieved a new fundraising record of R45 043.27 and her achievement was recognised with another generously sponsored stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve.
- in 2018, Rosene Matthee more than doubled her own record of 2017, and raised a phenomenal: R91734.11, her achievement was recognised with a generously sponsored stay at Grootbos Nature Reserve as well as a few other prizes.
- in 2019, Les Clark raised: R49010.02, she received a beautiful painting (featuring a Lighthouse) by Leon Muller.
Forms for fundraising appeals
The L2L Ladies Walk provide two types of fundraising appeal forms, for walkers to use in their effort to gain the support of individuals and businesses:
- 1. L2L Donations form
- 2. L2L Business sponsorship form
After the initial registration period and following the election of the beneficiary for the year, all registered walkers will receive the above forms from their respective group leaders.
Tax Exempt Certificates may be requested by individuals and businesses that donate towards or sponsor a walker for the Walk.
The Official Practice Walk Fundraising event
The L2L Ladies Walk holds an annual “Official Practice Walk” in the lead up to the main Walk. During this event, held on a Saturday morning, all registered walkers and any walking enthusiasts walk from De Kelders (Cape Nature) along the Walker Bay beach to Grotto Beach in Hermanus to raise funds for the runner-up charity.
The runner-up charity is the one that received the 2nd most votes during the Charity Election process. The “Official Practice Walk” is an opportunity for the runner-up charity to take initiative and host fundraising activities on the day. A fixed amount of the registration fee of each registered L2L Ladies Walker will be donated towards this charity. Local media advertise the event and encourage the local community to come and support this initiative.
Since the Official Practice Walk was started in 2012, the following charities have benefitted from the funds raised on this day:
|OAPD & OAW||
|Overstrand Association for People with Disabilities||
|Hermanus Rainbow Trust||
|Overberg Wheelchair Association||
|Kids Can (afterschool centre)||
|Hermanus Animal Welfare Society||
“bringing light to the Overstrand community”
- Send an email to all your contacts, tell them about the walk for charity and ask them to sponsor you, any amount no matter how small.
- Have a breakfast or a dinner at your house inviting friends and family and ask them to contribute R100/R200 each to your fundraising effort.
- If you have a birthday coming up and friends coming over, ask them to rather give towards your fundraising in place of a gift.
- I have organised fun round robin tennis days, where I sponsored the tennis balls and cake, and players paid R100 to enter which all went into the fundraising tin.
- A friend organised a Zumbathon, she used the community hall, instructors did there bit for charity, she had about 100 people paying R50 each.
- If you have IT skills, offer to help people with there computers, teach them to use excel etc.
- Any special skill you have can be used.
- Baking and selling pancakes is another good way to raise funds, notify businesses in your area, take orders for a specific day and deliver in time for tea.
- When I was at university, a friend of mine sold jaffles at the university ladies’ residences around 9pm every last week of the month, in order to pay his rent.
- A lighthouse2lighthouse committee member washed cars to raise funds.