* Update: Congratulations to our two winners, Leigh Hurlin and Eddie Noble!
You can WIN a jam-packed Stanford getaway simply by donating R150 to an amazing cause close to the Stanford community’s heart. AfriCamps often looks for ways to support The Butterfly Centre in Stanford with fundraising initiatives, and this year, together with various amazing local partners, we are stepping up to the challenge with the raffle of all raffles! We are assisting The Butterfly Centre in raising funds to build a brand new school on Stanford Hills Estate by offering raffle entries for every donation of R150 made to the centre. Together, we are offering TWO donors the Stanford experience of a lifetime each valued at R15 000! Luxury glamping, horse riding, whale watching from the air and by boat, an educational Big Cat experience, sumptuous lunches, platters and, of course, Stanford Hills wines are all included in the two prize packages! (Read more about the full prizes below)
The Butterfly Centre and their current project
Visitors to AfriCamps at Stanford Hills or the charming Tasting Room restaurant may already know The Butterfly Centre, a centre for specialised education located in Stanford. AfriCamps at Stanford Hills camp owners, Jami and Peter Kastner started the organisation in 2013, in honour of their youngest son Sam whom they tragically lost that same year. The school opened its doors on 20 July 2014, on what would have been young Sam’s third birthday.
The main goal of The Butterfly Centre is to help young girls and boys who do not fit into the mainstream educational system for a variety of reasons to reach their full potential. Each year hundreds of neuro-diverse children enter the mainstream education system where they do not receive the attention and care they need to properly deal with their condition. The wonderful team at The Butterfly Centre specializes in caring for children who fall somewhere on the autism spectrum (many of whom are undiagnosed) in an environment where they can not only receive proper individualized schooling and treatment but also thrive in a safe space. The full-time students who range between the ages six and thirteen, receive classes at the level and speed to suit their specific abilities. Classes include reading, writing, mathematics, art and basic sports coaching. The children of The Butterfly Centre have shown tremendous growth in their reading ability, writing skills and social interactivity as a direct result of the one-on-one educational approach.
The school has continued to grow annually, with a steady stream of enquiries from parents looking for options. No similar facility exists in the immediate area, and options are severely limited. Most of the current students cannot afford to pay full fees, and the centre relies largely on donations. Rental is a big expense, but they have found a way to ensure the lifelong viability of the project. So, The Butterfly Centre is embarking on an exciting journey to build a new permanent school on Stanford Hills Estate.
Here the children will have easy access to skills development through working with the products and animals on the farm, as well as working on their individual school programmes. Funds have been successfully raised to construct phase one of the building at Stanford Hills Estate, and building will begin in the near future. Sadly, many of the families in the area who most require help dealing with special needs do not have the financial resources necessary. More than 50% of current students at the Centre are unable to afford full fees. Further fundraising will always be a reality in order to ensure that these special children can each reach their personal full potential in a loving and happy environment, surrounded by their peers. This is where the raffle fundraiser plays a significant role. Every donation received contributes to the new school, its facilities and the quality of each student’s education.
Each donation of R150 gives you one entry into the raffle. We are giving away 2 packages including all of the below:
- Two nights’ glamping getaway at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills for up to 5 guests
- Whale watching flight with African Wings for 2 people
- Educational visit to Panthera Africa for 2 people
- Whale-watching Marine cruise with Dyer Island Cruises for 2 people
- 1-hour horse ride with African Horse Company for 2 people
- Cook-Your-Own AfriCamps breakfast baskets for 2 on both mornings
- Cook-Your-Own AfriCamps braai baskets for 2 adults on both evenings
- Lunch and wine tasting at The Tasting Room Restaurant for 2 people
- Cheeseboard from Klein River Cheese for 2 people
- Stanford Hills Estate Wine
Total value per prize: 15 220,00
HOW TO ENTER?
By donating only R150 you will stand the chance to win this amazing prize. Please follow these 2 easy steps to enter:
1. Make your donation in multiples of R150 to the following bank account (Each R150 = 1 raffle entry):
The Butterfly Centre
Branch Code 632005
Savings Account number 932 056 9373
Payment Reference: “WIN + your cell phone number”
2. Please email your proof of payment to The Butterfly Centre email@example.com stating your reference in the email: “WIN + your cell phone number”.
Please make your donation by Sunday, 20 October 2019 to qualify. The Butterfly Centre will randomly select two winners and we will make the announcement by Tuesday 22 October.
Larger donations are most welcome and appreciated. You will receive a raffle entry for every R150 donated.
Terms and conditions:
Two lucky donors will each receive the entire package of prizes
All prizes need to be claimed during a specific 2-night period, subject to availability
All prize elements cater for 2 adults, except accommodation which sleeps up to 5 people
Your prize is valid for 6 months, excluding peak season which is between 6 December 2019 and 11 January 2020
The raffle will be open for 3 weeks: 27 September 2019 – 18 October 2019
The winner will be announced on Tuesday 22 October 2019
Terms and conditions apply for each prize voucher
Activity arrangements will be made by the camp host prior to your arrival at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills
Let’s take a closer look at that prize…
2 nights’ accommodation at AfriCamps at Stanford Hills
AfriCamps Boutique Glamping offers fully equipped luxury tents on the most beautiful working farms and estates in South Africa. At each of our self-catering locations, you can get closer to nature without compromising on the creature comforts of home. At AfriCamps at Stanford Hills, 5 glamping tents overlook the beautiful Stanford Hills vineyards, protea fields and dam, with the majestic Klein River Mountains in the background. The prize includes a two-night stay for up to five people and cook-your-own breakfast and braai baskets for two people on both days.
African Horse Company
Welcome to horseback riding trails in South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom along the Whale Coast. African Horse Company is based on Stanford Hills estate, around the idyllic hamlet, Stanford. Your prize includes an hour horse ride suitable for beginners or advanced horse riders. Canter through the vineyards, climb the foothills and meander through the forest. Stanford Hills offers an array of natural attractions. The horses are local South African Crossbreeds (Arab and Boerperd blood). Surefooted, enduring and fully adapted to the environment with regard to grazing, weather and terrain, they are the true horses of South Africa and the key to a special opportunity to ride through the wonderful, untouched nature of the region.
“In company of horses, in balance with nature”. African Horse Company is an ideal partner for exploring a truly beautiful part of South Africa.
Dyer Island Cruises with Marine Dynamics
Marine Dynamics Tours and sister company, Dyer Island Cruises offer five-star shark cage diving and whale watching eco-tours in the unique Dyer Island ecosystem of Gansbaai, home to the Marine Big 5. Through their environmental project, the non-profit Dyer Island Conservation Trust, they are making a real difference for conservation and the community. Recipient of international awards, the companies are Fair Trade Tourism certified and believe that YOUR CHOICE MAKES A DIFFERENCE. This prize entitles you to enjoy an exhilarating and educational ocean experience with their onboard marine biologist.
Whale-watching flight with African Wings
From mid-June to December, the small coastal town of Hermanus is blessed with the presence of hundreds of whales that come to indulge in the mating and calving waters of the Walker Bay Coast. A whale-watching flight with African Wings in included in our prize and the flight departs from Stanford Hills Estate.
Stanford Hills Wines and The Tasting Room
Your prize includes a visit to the vibrant Stanford Hills Estate‘ Tasting Room restaurant where you will enjoy a complimentary wine tasting and country-style lunch and take home Stanford Hills wine to the value of R250. Stanford Hills’ award-winning hand-crafted boutique wines are best enjoyed oveloorking the vineyards and protea fields from The Tasting Room or from your AfriCamps deck.
Klein River Artisan Cheese
Klein River Cheese Farmstead is a celebration of cheese, picnics and family. For them it’s not only about their products, it’s a culture. Indulge in a sumptuous cheese platter for two on the farmstead.
One of Panthera Africa‘s main purposes is to be an educational platform creating awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. Panthera Africa is a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. They are a blueprint of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient, and aim to change breeding facilities into sustainable ethical projects. Your prize includes an educational visit for two people.