Growth for Horses for Causes

2019-02-26 06:01

“Starting from very humble beginnings, our events have now grown to the point where they have become a highlight on the social and philanthropic calendars,” said Tracy Green, one of the founders of Horses for Causes. She was speaking shortly after an “On the Lawn” high tea at Riverside Boutique Hotel in Hout Bay. She said the event was a great success with spectators from different areas.

The organisation is now in its fourth year after being formed by three individuals who wanted to create a vehicle to raise funds not just for one charity, but various worthy causes in Cape Town.

The organisation is behind three popular annual events, namely Charity Race Day at Kenilworth Racecourse, a golf day called On the Lawn which is an afternoon high tea and fashion event, as well as the Horses for Causes Race Day. “Horses for Causes has grown to incorporate three annual events since [the first one in] 2016 which was a great success. Support from the public started off slowly but has, over the years, grown in strength as our brand has become more well known. We are also very blessed to have great support from the Cape racing community at all of our events,” she said.

Green said the funds raised from these events go towards 10 NGO namely Change for the Better Foundation, the Cart Horse Protection Association, Bully Proof, Sporting Chance, House of Hope, JP21 Project, Masicorp, the South African Jockey Academy, Western Cape Grooms Trust and Great Commission Business Development Trust.

She said these beneficiaries were selected based on the work they do in communities and what each member is particularly passionate about.

Green also said they found it very important to get a wide range of organisations working in different fields. “We would encourage members of the public to support these organisations in whatever way they can. They can make a donation through our website (www.horsesforcauses.org.za/donate/) or attend any of the Horses for Causes events. They can also deal directly with the NGOs and see what it is they need.”

V For more information, contact Tracy Green at info@horsesforcauses.org.za or on 021 424 5843.

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