The Cuppa For CANSA season is officially open. For the 2017 Cuppa season, CANSA will be running a ‘healthier option’ recipe competition. It is now up to you to come up with that winning recipe!
“Cuppa For CANSA is a fun way to raise money for the work CANSA does in local communities. The concept can be adapted to countless situations and allows the hostess total ‘artistic control’. A Cuppa can be big or small; with family, friends or colleagues; and be held at any venue. This year we are encouraging Cuppa hosts to have a ‘healthier option’ event, where healthy foods and recipes can be shared and enjoyed,” says CANSA Head of Sustainability Maria Scholtz.
“We’re grateful to have our main partners, Shoprite and Checkers on-board once again for this Cuppa season. As with previous years, they will be having in-store Cuppas, where the public can get involved and support this campaign. For the second year, Glen Rooibos is joining the Cuppa initiative, and along with Shoprite and Checkers, helped us raise over R4million last year alone. It’s because of partners like these, that we are able to continue our care and support programmes in local communities,” continues Maria.
Cuppa hosts can enter this ‘healthier option’ competition by submitting their healthy alternative cupcake recipe. “Prizes will be up for grabs for the most delicious, yet healthy food recipe. CANSA is all about living a balanced lifestyle and making smart and healthy food choices. This year, we really want our Cuppa participants to stand with us in health, by making healthy alternatives for their Cuppa event,” Maria concludes.
What is the money being raised for?
The focus for this year’s Cuppa, is to raise funds and awareness for the CANSA Care Centres. There are more than 30 Care Centres across South Africa, servicing more than 300 communities, and reaching over 92 000 cancer patients and their families (stats from 1 April 2016 – 30 March 2017).
The Care Centres offer a host of care and support services, including cancer screening, counselling and support groups, cancer education through health material, health talks and exhibitions, CANSA Care Homes and TLC facilities to support children and families affected by cancer.
For this year’s Cuppa, lovely mugs are available for purchase at R55 each. These mugs are a great keepsake for the Cuppa season and a wonderful addition to any event.