Cap Classique may be regarded as glamorous, festive, or the choice of
the opulent, but now the producers of Cap Classique have also shown
their social responsibility commitment by donating towards the
restoration of self-worth of rural children.
The Cap Classique Association strives to generate profits at their generic Cap Classique Festivals and donate all profit made towards a project dubbed 1000 Sparkling Faces.
On Sunday 11th March, saw the first of such a donation. "We certainly believe it will not be our last", says Pieter Ferreira. 420 children from farms and townships in the winelands of the Robertson and Bonnievale valley were present at the Robertson Primary School for the handover of the donation made by the Cap Classique Association. A donation of R60 000 was handed over to King’s Church International.
Children are collected with buses for more than twenty events per year. At these events they receive food and drink and are entertained with games, puppet shows, dancing, lucky draws, singing, décor and drama. The project is run by more than forty volunteers of King’s Church International Robertson ultimately directed by Philip Jonker, one of the Cap Classique Members.
“It was an eye-opener for me and extremely heartwarming experience seeing how happy these children really can be. They have so much fun and laughter and it is there for apt that we have called this project 1000 Sparkling Faces!” said Pieter Ferreira.
The name chosen is fitting as the aim is to change the way children, often from challenging backgrounds, look at themselves, to inspire them to live beyond their circumstances, and to make their faces sparkle again.
"Although we can’t change everyone’s circumstance, we can change the way they value themselves, inspire them to dream and establish the knowledge that each child is special” said Philip Jonker from Weltevrede Wine Estate.
The 1000 Sparkling Faces donation for the first year is R60 000. This is over and above the social responsibility commitments made by individual producers of Cap Classique. So next time you enjoy a bottle of Cap Classique, you are not only guaranteed of a quality commitment of the producers of Cap Classique, but also that amongst more than a thousand others a child’s life may be changed.
Cap Classique Festivals for 2012:
• Cap Classique KZN Bubbly Cellebration in Durban and Midlands – 27 and 28 April 2012
• Joburg Bubbly Festival, a Celebration of Cap Classique and Champagne – 17th and 18th August (TBC)
• Magic of Bubbles – Franschhoek 30th November and 1st and 2nd December
To contact the Cap Classique Association please contact the Chair person: Pieter Ferreira on tel: 021 865 2002, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.capclassique.co.za.