NSRI over the Weekend

NSRI STATION 21 - St Francis BayAlso over the weekend – NSRI called to overturned boat in Kromme river mouth

Sarah Jane Smith, NSRI St Francis Bay station commander reported that at 11h00, Saturday, 28th July, NSRI St Francis Bay duty crew were activated following reports of a boat capsized in the Kromme River Mouth.

The sea rescue craft Spirit of St Francis II and Rescue 21 Alpha were launched with NSRI paramedics and rescue swimmers on board and the sea rescue vehicle with NSRI rescue swimmers responded to the scene.

On arrival on the scene we found a Canal Boat with 3 local adult males on board capsized in the surf line in the river mouth and all 3 men were in the surf line attempting to swim to shore in the surf.

NSRI rescue swimmers were deployed into the water and at that stage the 3 casualties had reached chest deep water and our rescue swimmers assisted the 3 men to wade out of the surf safely onto the beach.

A Private Care ambulance services had been called and all 3 men were checked by our NSRI paramedics and found to not be injured. NSRI recovered the boat and no further assistance was required.

SANCCOB thanks two ‘heroes’!

Penguin saved from long suffering death

Over the weekend the local Cape St Francis SANCCOB branch received a call to rescue a distressed penguin on Main Beach in St Francis Bay.  On arrival SANCCOB staff found a penguin struggling in the surf and although frantically flapping its one flipper but appeared tangled in fishing line for all its efforts to escape were in vain.

Two local men, Bryce Hendricks and Aaron Haldane who were observing the distressed bird volunteered to go and help and after removing their clothes, equipping themselves with an arm guard and glove for protection against penguin pecks they  a waded undeterred into the cold sea. Finally able to free the penguin whose left leg was entangled in fishing line, they were able to carry it to the waiting SANCCOB staff.

Returning to the SANCCOB centre in Cape St Francis  to treat the penguin they sadly found the bird’s left foot had been badly lacerated by the fishing line and would have to have been amputated which was not an option and so the decision was made for the vet to put the bird down.

SANCCOB thanked Bryce and Aaron for all their help in not having the bird suffer more than it already had and suffer a long and painful death in its struggle to free itself.

We understand that fishermen do lose their fishing line when it gets snagged in the rocks but every effort must always be made to recover the line. Our marine life is under so much threat not only from fishing line  and plastic that we all need to make every effort to stop the pollution for if not, there will be no more fish to catch.

Post edited fro Facebook post

 

Team up for Bestmed Chokka Run / Walk

CHARITY CHALLENGE – Business and organisations invited to enter 4-man teams in 5km Bestmed Chokka Trail event

You might know by now, but our annual Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place on Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August, starting and finishing at the Cape St Francis Resort.  The main events will be run on Saturday, giving all participants the opportunity to enjoy the 5km Charity Challenge on Sunday – which is what I would like to bring under your attention and invite you to join in!

We invite all businesses, schools and charity organisations to pick a team of 4 to participate in the 5km Charity Challenge.  All 4 runners (or walkers) will have to complete the 5km distance in their own time, their individual finishing times will be added together to get to the team’s time – so with one fast runner you can make up for the walker who just would like to be part of it all.  No one will know who the winning team was, until prize giving!

The winning team will win a Bestmed hamper, a Team Building Event from the Cape St Francis Resort as well as R3000.00 cash for their nominated charity or school.

The entry fee is R300 for the team.  You can enter online on www.stfrancissport.co.za, and make sure we know who your charity/school is on race day.

Hope to see you there!  More information on our other distances:

The ultra (62km), marathon (42km), half marathon (23km) as well as a 10km is set for Saturday, and Sunday is reserved for the very exciting 5km Charity Challenge, which is a team challenge, to be run simultaniously than the Family Fun Run.  Shortly after, the focus will be on the juniors when they tackle their 1km and 3km races respectively.

Also new is the 42km marathon, replacing the 30km distance of previous years, which will include 6km of the Sand River dunefield.  A scenic 10km is replacing the 18km distance.

The start and finish of all the distances is the Cape St Francis Resort, from where they turn on the beach in a westerly direction towards Mostertshoek.  The 10km runners will run a short loop on the coastline before they turn back to Cape St Francis, while the 23km runners will remain on the Mostertshoek Road and the marathon and ultra marathon runners proceed to Dune Ridge Country House.   Halfway through the Eskom Conservation Reserve the 42km runners will turn into the dunefield for 6km of the Sand River, while the 62km runners proceed to Oyster Bay, coming back via the entire 15km dunefield.

At the road crossing on the R330 all distances will meet again, proceeding through the St Francis Field towards Port St Francis, the last waterpoint, before they make it for the finish line at the Resort.

Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 5km distances.  With staged starting times it will be possible to see most athletes finish and support will be much appreciated.

Online entries are open on www.stfrancissport.co.za till 10 August at 12h00 and a late registration fee will be payble on race weekend.  Make sure you register with ORGSU on that website before you choose your race.  Full information on starting times, number collection and more is also available on the website.

Prize giving will be at 16h00 on Saturday, and 13h00 on Sunday.  Live music, great food and kids entertainment will be the order of the day at the Cape St Francis Resort, who also offers a crazy weekend special:  book 2 nights and you get a third one free at R320 per person per night sharing, while children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on reservations@capestfrancisresort.co.za to book.

The race is sponsored by Bestmed, hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort and organised by St Francis Sport.  For more information, contact Esti Stewart on info@stfrancissport.co.za or 073 825 0835, or Eric Stewart on 082 394 7363.

PRESS RELEASE – Bestmed Chokka Trail –  St Francis Sport

2018 Bestmed Chokka Trail Run

The 2018 Bestmed Chokka Trail Run will take place on Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August in the greater St Francis, starting and finishing at the Cape St Francis Resort.  The main events will be run on Saturday, giving all participants the opportunity to enjoy the 5km Charity Challenge and Family Fun Run as well as the Junior 1km and 3km races with their loved ones on Sunday.

The ultra (62km), marathon (42km), half marathon (23km) as well as a 10km is set for Saturday, and Sunday is reserved for the very exciting 5km Charity Challenge, which is a team challenge, to be run simultaniously than the Family Fun Run.  Shortly after, the focus will be on the juniors when they tackle their 1km and 3km races respectively.

Also new is the 42km marathon, replacing the 30km distance of previous years, which will include 6km of the Sand River dunefield.  A scenic 10km is replacing the 18km distance.

Businesses, schools and charity organisations are invited to get their teams of 4 together for the 5km Charity Challenge.  All 4 runners (or walkers) will have to complete the 5km distance, and their individual finishing times added together will be the team’s time.  The winning team will win a Bestmed hamper, a Team Building Event from the Cape St Francis Resort as well as R3000.00 cash for their nominated charity or school.

The start and finish of all the distances is the Cape St Francis Resort, from where they turn on the beach in a westerly direction towards Mostertshoek.  The 10km runners will run a short loop on the coastline before they turn back to Cape St Francis, while the 23km runners will remain on the Mostertshoek Road and the marathon and ultra marathon runners proceed to Dune Ridge Country House.   Halfway through the Eskom Conservation Reserve the 42km runners will turn into the dunefield for 6km of the Sand River, while the 62km runners proceed to Oyster Bay, coming back via the entire 15km dunefield.

At the road crossing on the R330 all distances will meet again, proceeding through the St Francis Field towards Port St Francis, the last waterpoint, before they make it for the finish line at the Resort.

Walkers are welcome in the 23km, 10km and 5km distances.  With staged starting times it will be possible to see most athletes finish and support will be much appreciated.

Online entries are open on www.stfrancissport.co.za till 10 August at 12h00 and a late registration fee will be payble on race weekend.  Make sure you register with ORGSU on that website before you choose your race.  Full information on starting times, number collection and more is also available on the website.

Prize giving will be at 16h00 on Saturday, and 13h00 on Sunday.  Live music, great food and kids entertainment will be the order of the day at the Cape St Francis Resort, who also offers a crazy weekend special:  book 2 nights and you get a third one free at R320 per person per night sharing, while children under 12 stay for half price.  Contact Anita Lennox on reservations@capestfrancisresort.co.za to book.

The race is sponsored by Bestmed, hosted by the Cape St Francis Resort and organised by St Francis Sport.  For more information, contact Esti Stewart on info@stfrancissport.co.za or 073 825 0835, or Eric Stewart on 082 394 7363.

 

Shakti Shanti for Talhado

Local clothing company Shakti Shanti is collaborating with Talhado Children’s Haven and Tharros Child and Youth Care Centre to promote empowerment in women and children in our local communities:

Shakti Shanti, our local St Francis upmarket yoga clothing manufacturer, has very generously offered their children’s range at extremely low prices to the public.  ALL proceeds will go towards Talhado and Tharros.  Talhado will use the money to enrol one of their assistant teachers in the Montessori Course (NAMC) to become a qualified Montessori teacher.  Tharros, a place of safety for children,  will put the money they are given towards the purchase and installation of a new hot water geyser.

As well as supporting these initiatives, you will have the chance to purchase top quality children’s clothing for your kids at rock bottom prices, and perhaps put a few aside as Christmas gifts.

This amazing offer doesn’t come around too often so don’t delay with your orders as there is limited stock and orders will be made up on a “first come, first serve” basis.

There will be 100% transparency on all sales, which will be audited independently to ensure your donation goes directly to Talhado and Tharros.

HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT:

  • Download the attachment and open in Excel
  •  White cells indicate In Stock, grey cells indicate Sold Out
  • Choose your items and total will appear in top right hand corner in red
  • Email your order to  info@ssyw.co.za
  • Shakti Shanti will email you back, confirming your order is still in stock (or offer alternatives if not).
  • Once you receive an invoice, this confirms your order is available, you may then Eft the amount using your invoice number as a reference, send pop through to info@ssyw.co.za
  • We will ensure your order is ready and waiting at Shakti Shanti Village Square the next morning (after receiving POP)
  • If you are out of town, an additional cost for courier door to door is R150.

Please confirm if you want delivery to your door or if you will collect at Shakti Shanti Village Square

DOWNLOAD THE EXCEL SHEET HERE

or the PDF version here if you don’t have EXCEL

 

VOILA!!! HAVE FUN SHOPPING!!

Kind Regards
Cath Hempel
Talhado Children’s Haven