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Winter is Coming……

Don’t worry there are no Game Of Thrones spoilers in this post, today is Volunteer Recognition Day and to show our appreciation we want to dedicate this post to YOU!!!!

Thank YOU for giving up your time, resources and energy to give back to someone in need. Volunteers in our eyes are the KEENgs and KwEENs of our society, they should be wearing their crowns with pride.

YOU are an inspiration, YOU are amazing, YOU are incredible…..keep on shining that bright light, as the weather gets colder volunteers become more of a demand, if we all lend a helping hand we make lighter work and the world becomes a better happier place.

Here are some incredible facts about volunteering to encourage you to continue on this wonderful journey, even though you sometimes feel you do not get the recognition or appreciation…look back on this post and know that YOU MATTER!!

  • Volunteering can lead to job opportunities that you never would have heard about otherwise. It will introduce you to new people, who will look at you in a positive light by knowing you’re taking part in a volunteering project or programme. Never forget the importance of showing that you care! You could even set yourself the goal to get as many types of volunteering projects on your list as possible. Making sure they are always causes you care about, of course!
  • Volunteering can help improve your mental health by giving you feelings of gratitude for what you have in your own life. This new perspective can help you see things more clearly and feel inspired to keep doing the great work you’re involved with. When seeking help with mental health issues, often people will be advised to take part in volunteering projects in their spare time, to serve as a distraction from unhappy feelings but also a new focus.
  • Volunteering can help you come up with your own creative ideas for new ways to volunteer! Sometimes the best thing you can do is to sign up to a project you think sounds interesting, and then use this as the base for the rest of the work you do later in life. The more you learn about charities and organisations, the better!

To make things a little more easier for you we at The Keen Movement have developed a Keen Volunteer Checklist:

Happy Volunteer Recognition Day you KEENgs and KwEENs.

Kleen Sea

Saturday 6th April 2019 at 10am we invite you to come and help us clean our beaches.

The Keen Movement are joining the Clean C organisation, giving up just 90 minutes of our morning we are Keen to fill up as much bags as possible.

Other Beach cleanups happening this weekend
Table View/Blouberg 10am
Sunset Beach 10am
Milnerton Lighthouse 10am
Muizenberg 9am
Hout Bay Keep Hout Bay Beautiful 10am
Kommietjie Rose Wise 9am
Strand Helderberg…

The Beach Clean ups are for everyone and is an amazing opportunity to raise awareness and learn how to appreciate this beautiful city we live in.

  • Beach cleanups run on the first Saturday of every month starting at 10am and last 90 minutes
  • Bags and gloves provided
  • Look out for the blue or green banners on the beach.

If you need some more motivation to join us this week lets look at some facts and figures:

  • Plastics do not biodegrade in our lifetime, but instead break down into small particles that persist in the ocean, adsorb to toxins, and enter the food chain through fish, sea birds and other marine life.[7]
  • Plastic is the most common type of marine litter worldwide.[10] [11]
  • Up to 80% of marine litter is plastic.[12]
  • An estimated 5-13 million tons of plastic enter our oceans each year from land-based sources.[13]
  • Several studies on plastic microfibers and nanoplastics have indicated that these particles are able to be ingested by marine animals and bioaccumulate up the food chain, carrying with them adhered chemicals and toxins, posing health impacts to both wildlife and human consumers of seafood.[31] [32] [33]

…..and that is but the tip of the tip of the iceberg but…

#DidYouKnow #TheChangeStartsWithYou If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteers, please fill in the application form and we will be in contact with you

Please do join us for the #BeachCleanUp on Saturday 6 April at 10h00. Contact us for more information #TheChangeStartsWithYou #WeAreKeen #ZeroWaste #ForTheSea

We are KEEN to meet you all.

A shared experience

At the heart of CANSA Relay For Life is the opportunity to celebrate cancer survivors, to remember those who have left us and create awareness about cancer.

For 12 hours we had the honour of walking amongst SURVIVORS, people who have fought through the battle of Cancer and came our victorious. We celebrated those who cared and continue to give their loving support for those affected by Cancer. We prayed for those who have lost the battle of Cancer and consoled the families and friends.

It was a truly emotional experience, we laughed, cried, hugged, shook hands, danced and encouraged each other around the Bellville Veledrome in aid of CANSA Relay For Life North foundation……






a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.
a natural light-giving body, especially the sun or moon.

During the Luminary Lap, the lights were turn-off and we lit candles in remembrance of those who lost the battle of Cancer, listening the the band as they did their lap under candle light, silent prays went out in support for the families and friends to continue spreading and creating awareness.

Donna Taggart – Jealous of an angel

I didn’t know today would be our last
Or that I’d have to say goodbye to you so fast

I’m so numb, I can’t feel anymore
Prayin’ you’d just walk back through that door

And tell me that I was only dreamin’
You’re not really gone as long as I believe

There will be another angel
Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me
And I will hold on tight
It’s not my place to question
Only God knows why
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne tonight

You always made my troubles feel so small
And you were always there to catch me when I’d fall
In a world where heroes come and go
Well God just took the only one I know
So I’ll hold you as close as I can
Longing for the day, when I see your face again
But until then

God must need another angel
Around the throne tonight
Your love lives on inside of me
And I will hold on tight
It’s not my place to question
Only God knows why
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne tonight

Singin’ hallelujah
I’m just jealous of the angels
Around the throne tonight.


God in heaven hear my prayer,

Keep me in thy loving care.

Be my guide in all I do,

Bless all those who love me too.


Thank you to the organisers, the Team Captains, The Families and Friends and THE SURVIVORS for allowing us to share in this amazing initiative…..the gees was there, we did our WAR CRY against Cancer haaaaaaa, we did our three-legged lap, pajama lap and much more and we came out of this experience more mindful, and grateful for Life. Alles sal beter word met ‘n BIETJIE LIEFDE!!!

We salute you all from The Keen Movement..