Winter Charity Drive
The 2018 Jordan Winter Charity Drive, in its 11th year since inception has received incredible support from the Stellenbosch and Western Cape Community. Last year we collected just over 5 tonnes of clothing, food and blankets. Within days of launching the drive on 4 May, our storeroom was overflowing which resulted in our trucks needing to make a weekly or bi-weekly drop-off of clothing and food to several churches, night shelters and recognised charities in our communities. We also received generous donations for the Stellenbosch Animal Welfare. Your continued generous support has been heart-warming and a much-needed assistance to the poorer communities who are struggling through a cold Cape winter without adequate warmth and shelter.
Thank you to our community.
As a result of your incredible support for the Jordan Winter Charity Drive, together we have made a difference to many people’s lives. Jordan Wine Estate would like to thank each and everyone one of you who contributed in some way towards this drive, your support has been much appreciated.
If you have any further questions regarding how you can further help to support these communities, or if you want to know exactly where the clothes were distributed, please feel free to contact Thea van der Merwe on [email protected] / 021 881 3441.
We have partnered with the Cape Town Opera for many years by donating wine for their opening shows and supporting them in their fundraising events.
“Africa’s premier opera company, Cape Town Opera (CTO) provides a stage that allows local talent to launch international careers and attracts international talent to South Africa.
As South Africa’s largest permanent non-profit performing arts organization, CTO provides employment to young singers and opera practitioners, artists and administrators. In addition, annually the company issues an average of 150 ad hoc contracts to artists ranging from choreographers, musicians, directors, conductors, designers and technicians.
While celebrating the classics, CTO’s much anticipated local season ensures a pinch of controversy to entertain audiences with a varied and exciting repertoire of opera, operetta and musicals.
Alongside the classics, CTO fosters the expression of a national identity through the creation and performance of new SA operas and musicals. For example, Mandela Trilogy and Tsotsi, the Musical, based on Athol Fugard’s novel.
CTO is a vibrant cultural ambassador that showcases South Africa’s unique singing talent to the rest of the world, promoting South African talent and earning foreign revenue. The company maintains an energetic touring schedule that includes Porgy and Bess, African Angels, Mandela Trilogy; African Prophetess and Showboat.
CTO provides unmatched skills development and hands on training to young artists from across South Africa.
The Cape Town Opera Studio Training Programme is the only comprehensive advanced curriculum of its kind for young graduate singers in South Africa. It gives singers, with soloist potential, the opportunity to consolidate and refine their technique and stage skills before launching professional careers.
With two full-time staff and 9 contract workers, CTO’s Youth Development and Education department provides free, valuable musical training to over 4 000 learners in rural/township communities across the Western Cape each year.”
Lesley Liddle, Marketing & International relations
The Bumble Bee Fund strives to better the quality of life of disabled children by enhancing their personal mobility and independence, in particular by providing or assisting in the provision of mobility aids. Jordan Wine Estate is actively involved in supporting those who ride the Cape Cycle Tour each year to help raise funds for the Bumblebee Fund.
The Den Anker, Duval and Jordan cycling shirts for the 2018 Cape Cycle Tour.