Newsletter 01_042020

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Our 1st Newsletter of the year!

We are sending all our love and support to everyone during lockdown and the COVID-19 outbreak, and we salute all the essential workers keeping us safe, healthy and looked after during these times. Here is a look at how we've spread awareness and support for breast cancer so far this year.

Pamper Packs Reach Extended

Since October/breast Cancer month last year we have been handing out more of our pamper packs to individuals across South Africa including Pretoria and East London. Our network of hospitals has extended to Frere Hospital in East London, achieving one of our long standing goals to reach even more young women outside of the Western Cape. Thank you to Joy Scholl and Sr Zake for accepting our presence at their hospital, and to @BRCA.lady Megan and the team at Freight Innovations for facilitating the shipment of the pamper packs to them.


We have also continued to send bags to individuals who are brought to our attention by those in and out side of our foundation. And to our hospitals and Oncology centres in and around Cape Town, where we have built great relationships with Social workers and staff to bring our bags and financial assistance to those in need.
Funding & Pamper Bags:
Since Early October last year we have paid a total of R7 212.80 towards medical expenses and R3 000 towards wigs of breast cancer patients 

And handed out 37 pamper packs

#ShopLocal Pamper Packs & New Sponsors

On a path to shifting our focus to supporting local when sourcing our Pamper Packs, this year we have secured amazing new sponsorships and partnerships from local business across South Africa. Our new and improved Pamper Packs offer even more personalised and thoughtful products - with an aim at supporting natural, locally sourced, safe and hand picked products to support the specific needs of young women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

We have also included in the packs a description of some of the specialised items to ensure the women are well informed on what they are using and how it can be applied. The information included in this list you can find at the bottom of this News Letter.

A special thank you goes out to our new sponsors, with out your support we would not have been able to supply these young women with the amazing products we have now. 

New Sponsors:

Juliette at Oribi Organics 
Johan Ferreira at The Red T company
Megan Burger at BReast Cancer Babes
Anne & Nikki at The Apothecary
Arno at Eli&you
Lucien at AngelFactory
Petra at Bee Natural 
Monja at Planet Nails

A big thank you also goes out to Megan and Russel and their amazing team at Freight Innovations who have come on board as our official partners in distributing pamper packs. 


Blooms For Oncology Units
In October 2019 we delivered beautiful arrangements to the Oncology units in our network in Cape Town. These flowers are a gift to say Thank You to all the Social Workers, Nurses, and staff who ensure that patients are well looked after, and who's smiling faces bring hope and joy to those in need.

HHF Golf Day 2019

On 26 October we hosted our Family Golf Day 2019 at Greenways Golf Estate in Strand.

Thank you to all our players who took part, and to our sponsors who made this day possible, we managed to raise R5900!!

Our sponsors:

Greenways Golf Estate for sponsoring the venue

Mountain View Storage and Marisa for our HHF branded cooler bags

Atlantic Fertilisers for our great prizes

The O Company and Lana for the Jumping Castle

We played American Scramble 18 and 9 holes, and each team received a prize at our prize giving. 


We had a delicious lunch on the day, thanks to Launa Cronje at Greenways, and were entertained by local band Almost Alive band who played great music.





@suagrfreecindyb Pledges #OcSober to support Breast Cancer

Thank you to Cindy Bessell who pledged her OcSober savings to our foundation. Congratulations for making it through the month! Definitely a cause to celebrate.

The Helen Harder Cricket Team Go all Out at The Cape Town Cricket Sixes 2020

On the weekend of 16 Feb The Helen Harder Cricket Team were dressed in their gear and took on the fun and festive 3 day festival  in the mother city. The team had a blast, making it to the finals of the Social League, and were featured on Kyknet's Fiesta TV Programme. Each team received a goodie bag when entering and the bags included a HHF flyer. Thank you to The CT Sixes marketing team for including us in this package, and well done to the team!



HHF At The Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020

Once again our HHF Gazebo stood in support of all the cyclists taking part in the Cape Town Cycle Tour this year, held on 8 March. Well done to all the riders who made it through, and thank you to everyone who stopped by to show your support!

This event also marked the launch of our brand new designed HHF Cycle Shirts, which were available to order. If anyone is interested in a shirt do let us know on

We were also featured on the 2020 CTCCT LIVE Channel on Youtube:
The Helen Harder Foundation in the Press

Khuluma In Flight Magazine

For October 2019 Breast cancer month we featured in the Khuluma inflight magazine on Khulula Arilines


Absolute Mama Magazine

We are also excited that HHF was represented as a full page feature in Absolute Mama Magazine for their 5th issue, and will again be featured in their 6th! Thank you to The Absolute Mama team for making this possible and for all your support!

Last Month we Also Celebrated the Birthday of Helen Harder, the beautiful soul who inspired this foundation.

Happy Birthday Helen!


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