Paddle4Presents

Paddle4Presents is a fundraiser to collect presents and much needed supplies and basic items for the Children Of The Red Cross Hospital. It takes place at the end of each year and is a charity event for all Stand Up Paddle Boarders in Cape Town / Durban / Johannesburg. The event caters for both professionals and those who have never SUPed before, as well as families and children, with amazing lucky-draws and a variety of food.

2016 Paddle4Presents Event : Cape Town/Johannesburg

Johannesburg :  Thank you to all the paddlers who came out to enjoy the day. The race was nail-biting and the vibe was awesome!

A whole stack of presents from the racers as well as the families and friends in attendance were donated. A massive thank you to the sponsors who donated some incredible prizes to be given away for the lucky draw. All in all the day was a huge success and we are already looking forward to next year!

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Cape Town :  Paddle4Presents hosted by The Little Optimist & Warwick Wealth. It was a great success, with over a 100 paddlers, 400 presents and raised under R15 000.00.

A big thank you to all the sponsors: Coreban; Boga; Redpaddle; Van Hunks; Signature Skateboards; SUP Cape Town; Primi Piatti; The Boardbox; True Blue Travel & Oceanriders; Ardi; Andries at The Breakfast Budgie.

Without you and the supporters, none of this could have been possible.

With all the money raised and presents donated, the children from Redcross hospital will have a Merry Merry Christmas.

We hope to see you next year!

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2015 Paddle4Presents Event : Cape Town/Johannesburg/Durban

We are happy to announce that the Paddle4Presents event took place in three locations this year. Durban, Cape Town, and for the first time in Johannesburg.

Paddle4Presents is a fundraiser to collect presents and much needed supplies and basic items for the Children Of The Red Cross Hospital. It takes place at the end of each year and is a charity event for all Stand Up Paddle Boarders. The event caters for both professionals and those who have never SUPed before, as well as families and children, with amazing lucky-draws and a variety of food.

This year with all 3 events combined we had over 200 paddlers, and managed to raise over R30 000 for the FOCHA. Not to mention the amount of beautifully wrapped presents was staggering!We collected over R1000 presents and still have more pouring in to our office on a daily basis. A huge thank you to everyone who came down to this event and supported, as well as those who put it all together. An even bigger thank you goes to all the sponsors who donated awesome prizes for raffles and showed up on the night with all their merchandise. Also to the food and drinks vans who supported all the hungry paddlers.

All presents received will be delivered before Christmas to the local childrens hospitals in the hope that we can make a child smile, especially at this time of the year. All money raised will go to the Friends Of The Childrens Hospital Association.

Thank you, thank you, thank you and we hope to see everyone again next year! Except next year we plan to make it even bigger and better so watch this space 🙂

 

2014 Paddle4Presents Event : Cape Town

Wow what a night! Thank you to everyone who came and supported and SUPed. Paddle4Presents 2014 presented by All-heart.org , in association with Coreban SUP Gear & hosted at SUP Cape Town. Thank You Cape Town SUP Paddlers and Surfers and Friends 🙂

The donations and presents and love was overwhelming and we cannot express enough how absolutely ecstatic the children at the Childrens Hospital will be. Greg Bertish and his brothers cannot wait to go give their presents to them and watch their faces as they unwrap the only presents they will be receiving this Christmas. If you came and supported you really did make a change in a childs life.

Summary of the night :

– Nearly 200 Persons on the water + many spectators, friends & kids
– 400 presents donated
– Lots of toiletries and balloons and crackers donated
– Nearly R20 000 CASH raised (x5 of last years total)
– Plus SMS donations and donations from those who could not make the event
– It all goes to The Friends of the Children’s Hospital Association

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2014 Paddle4Presents Event : Durban

Well done Justin, Brandon and the XOTB & Coreban Team

“Hi Greg,

Last night we saw a record turnout at the King Fisher Time Trial in Durban.
Paddlers pitched up to support the Paddle4Presents and it also drew a number of spectators who gathered on the side to watch and had a turn after the race to try Stand Up Paddleboarding for the first time.
The conditions were perfect which really helped aswell!

Huge donations and loads of presents were recieved which I’m sure will be appreciated by the charity and Children

I will be putting out a press release today on SUP Durbs Facebook of what went down last night with a couple pictures attached. We can then share it all over social media and create a bit of hype for the upcoming Paddle4Presents in CT.

Cheers

Justin”

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2013 Paddle4Presents Event : Cape Town 

2013 was the inaugural year.  Our aim was to have a FUN event at the Waterfront  while raising Cash and collecting Toys for Sick Kids.

With just 30 days from IDEA to REALITY, we ran our first ever Paddle 4 Presents event. With Over 150 paddlers on the water, and many more spectators, we raised R3500 and collected nearly 300 presents for needy kids in hospital.

 

Blog Posts – About the 2014 Event HERE , conclusion of the event HERE and what the brothers did with RedCross HERE

Facebook Page – HERE

 

Paddle4Presents - Toys Donated

Paddle4Presents – Toys Donated