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Friends of Chintsa - ALL PROJECTS BAG

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Current Friends of Chintsa initiatives (in alphabetical order):

Bear Necessities

Knitting and distributing approx. 100 teddy bears each year to Chintsa’s children because everyone, no matter how small deserves something to call their own.

Chintsa COVID Community Support Programme

Support to the people of Chintsa through sharing practical information on the virus; supporting families dealing with the virus; fundraising for, and the distribution of, food parcels; and support for the development of existing or new household food gardens.

Chintsa Green Coast

Green Coast is a national award system that encourages civil society to partner with local government and other relevant stakeholders in order to sustainably co-manage coastal sites. Green Coast provides a structure and recognition for the protection of sensitive habitats, species and cultural heritage through monitoring, environmental education and sustainable management.

Chintsa Runners

Providing healthy recreation opportunities to Chintsa residents through weekly runs and by covering race costs (i.e. entries and transport).

Chintsa Traditional Dancers

A group of young dancers showcasing traditional dance to keep alive and share the Xhosa culture. Acting is also part of the group focusing on the issues that affect them as children to bring awareness of these challenges to the community.

Chintsa United

Comprising of 28 Xhosa men aged 18 – 30 years with the aim of providing a healthy recreation alternative (soccer); and reducing alcohol and drug misuse through commitment to team and respect of fellow team members.


Transport and administrative support for the distribution of JAM – a nutritional supplement to for children six years of age and younger – to five Grade R and early childhood centres resulting in approx. 120 Xhosa children receiving a morning meal for healthy development and to have enough energy to engage in learning and play.


Surfing with Chitsa East Xhosa girls to help them develop tools and behaviours to support their own mental health and wellbeing in the context of daily (gender based) trauma and neglect.

Uniform Project

Providing uniform items to reduce financial burden on families, restore dignity and reduce risk of school dropouts for approx. 600 Xhosa school learners each year.

FoC is a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 93 00 55 764) and is therefore able to issue Section 18(A) receipts to facilitate tax deductions in the hands of the donors.

Small print
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community development


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    Wayne Drayton

    £2,162 raised

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    Edward Bamford

    £610 raised

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    £390 raised

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    Jade Herriott

    £195 raised

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    Jonathan Thirlwell

    £125 raised

12 Fundraiser projects


  1. Surinder Kaur

    19 April 2021

  2. Lori

    11 December 2017

  3. Malena Halstenberg

    2 November 2016

285 Donations

Fundraiser projects

12 Fundraiser projects

Boxing for Charity - Friends of Chintsa

By Wayne Drayton

I will be competing in my first ever white collar boxing match on September 26th and want to rais...

100% Completed
£530 raised
£500 Target

Jades Fortnight Fast

By Jade Herriott

Why am i doing it: After going to Chintsa and spending a week with the grade r class i was moved ...

100% Completed
£195 raised
£180 Target

Friends of Chintsa feeding scheme

By Jonathan Thirlwell

I'm running the Amsterdam Marathon on 20th October and thought I'd use it as an opportunity to ra...

100% Completed
£125 raised
£100 Target

Coast to Coast cycle for a Coastal School - South African Donations

By Wayne Drayton

I am attempting to complete a whirlwind 3-day bike ride called the Coast - to - Coast Long Distan...

16.6666666666667% Completed
R1,500 raised
R9,000 Target