Shoprite | Cuppa For CANSA

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) uses a number of ways to assist those affected by the disease. This could include someone who has been diagnosed with cancer as well as their family, friends and co-workers. The association’s health programmes have touched many lives, offering everything from individual and group counselling, to care homes that give patients far from home a place to stay.

Needless to say, Shoprite was eager to show support for the organisation and jumped at the opportunity to provide assistance.

How Cuppa for CANSA works

This initiative is a creative fundraising effort supporting the fight against cancer and runs from early June until 31 October every year. The basic idea is to host events or get-togethers where attendees are given a platform to donate funds towards CANSA, while having fun.

One of the best parts of the initiative is the number of ways you can get involved too. You can host a corporate, personal or virtual Cuppa, or simply attend one of the fundraisers if you don’t have the time to plan one yourself. Events can involve guest speakers, interesting activities or musical entertainment - you name it.

What we do to help

Shoprite and Checkers are one of the main Cuppa for CANSA sponsors and take part in it every June. Stores across South Africa prepare cakes, pastries coffee and tea that are sold to raise funds. We donate all the proceeds from these in-store events to CANSA and, in 2015, we raised over R1 million for the cause.

Get involved

To find out more about hosting your own Cuppa, attending one, or making direct donations, have a look at Cuppa for CANSA. It’s one of the best ways to contribute to a good cause and spread cancer awareness, all while bringing loved ones or teams together for a bit of fun.