Waves for Change
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If you’ve ever wanted to attend the zen version of a Silent Disco this beach clean-up event has your name on it! Put on your headphones, beautify Muizenberg Beach and get ready to make a meaningful difference for community organisation Waves For Change.

 

Muizenberg, South Africa (11 July 2024) — Since most Capetonians are escaping the current weather havoc with daydreams about better beach days, we’re sure eyes will light up at the news that a big beach day is on the cards in Muizenberg later this month when the weather hopefully clears! At the top of the agenda? Being a part of making change with the organisation Waves For Change!

If you’ve ever been excited by the idea of attending a ‘Silent Disco’ session, you’ll be thrilled to know that this beach clean-up won’t be like any other; taking notes from the popular phenomenon in zen fashion.

Participants will be guided through music, movement and connection through headphones they’ll receive, where they can comfortably tackle the clean-up amongst others, while getting to enjoy sounds in the comfort of their own worlds.

Beyond helping Muizenberg beach get into tip-top shape, all proceeds from the family-friendly event will go to Waves For Change.

About Waves For Change

Waves for Change is an organisation dedicated to providing mental health support services to children in under-resourced communities through the power of ‘Surf Therapy’, beginning its story in 2009 as a small, informal weekend surf club for a handful of children from Masiphumele Township in Cape Town. Today, it’s a hub of hope for many youngsters, providing a sense of community, mental health support and a love of the seas.

What is Surf Therapy? It’s a unique blend of benefits that combines the health-related perks of surfing and physical activity with activities that help young people build protective relationships, identify emotions, self-soothe, and build a positive future vision.

Event Details

  • When: Thursday, 18 July (Mandela Day)
  • Where: Muizenberg Beach, opposite Knead
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Bring: Wear layers of warm, comfy clothes and bring water, a swimming costume, and a towel. Don’t forget to bring your own bag for collecting rubbish to help us reduce waste!

Event Schedule:

  • Beach Clean-up
  • Swim and Sauna: After the clean-up, brave the ocean waves and warm up with a session in a mobile sauna!
  • Refreshments, Raffle & Goodie Bags: Relax with electrolyte refreshments, enjoy the raffle draw for a sunset cruise and grab a goodie bag!

Upcycling Makes the World Go Round

The plastic collected during the clean-up will be donated to a local ocean plastic artist, who will upcycle the pieces into beautiful art pieces!

You can grab your tickets here.


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