Get started collecting Pennies for Penguins today!

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elebrate African Penguin Awareness Day on 8 October by joining our Pennies for Penguins campaign. We’re asking penguin lovers all over the world to start their own fundraising campaign to help save the endangered African penguin.

Run a race, host a cake sale or fundraising dinner, sell your art, or cycle to work for a month and get family and friends to sponsor each kilometre. If you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary between now and 8 October, you can ask friends and family to support your fundraiser instead of buying a gift.

Set up your campaign on Givengain in just a few minutes.  Givengain is a safe and secure platform where your supporters can donate to your campaign from anywhere in the world. Every cent raised will go towards SANCCOB’s rehabilitation and conservation work in aid of the endangered African penguin and other seabirds.

Share your activities on social media and tag SANCCOB in your tweets and posts to boost your fundraising success. The most creative and engaging activities will win an opportunity to tip a penguin box at the penguin release in Simon’s Town (Cape Town) at the official Penguin Festival on 8 October.

Check out our video for some fun ideas of how to get involved!

International supporters can also use the Givengain fundraising platform and stand a chance of winning a SANCCOB hamper. The competition is open to individuals, schools and businesses and there are different prizes for each category.

What are you waiting for? Start your fundraising campaign today!

Join us for the annual Penguin Festival, Simon’s Town, 8 October 2016

Help raise awareness and funds to save the endangered African penguin

Enjoy a great day out for the whole family, starting with the release of African penguins that have been rehabilitated by SANCCOB, which takes place at Seaforth Beach at 10 am sharp. Witness this incredibly moving experience as the penguins waddle back into the ocean and swim away to freedom.

Right afterwards, head to the the Simon’s Town Navy Sports Field right next to the beach for:

live music
kids’ games (mini soccer, puppet show, meet a real penguin, mini rides, inflatable obstacle course, face-painting, jumping castle, climbing wall, Zorb balls, etc.)
edutainment/environmental talks
exhibitions
craft beer/wine tasting
food trucks
cooking demonstration by a SASSI Braai Ambassador

General admission is free. Entry into the Kids Zone is R100 (kids under 2 free). Park at the Seaforth Beach parking area.

All proceeds go towards saving the endangered African penguin. For more information, call us on 021 557 6155 or our co-hosts, SANParks on 021 786  2329.