Education empowerment is a cause close to our hearts and so it is with much enthusiasm that we have supported the Hout Bay Sandcastle Competition in 2010 and again in 2011.

The event is the annual fundraiser of Valley Pre-Primary School and funds raised go to the school’s Sonwabile busary programme and toward facilities for the Hout Bay Educare Centre in Hangberg.

This year’s contest was held on March 5. Building the sandcastles was the order of the day but families also enjoyed balloon artists, jumping castles, a magic show and food stalls. Visit for further information.

Account manager: Cecily McLane