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Let Hope Fly at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival


Muizenberg, Cape Town – 26 & 27 October 2019


‘Let Hope Fly’ is the theme of the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival, which takes flight in Muizenberg on 26 & 27 October, in support of Cape Mental Health. It’s the 25th edition of the flying fiesta, with kiters from seven countries - Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK and South Africa – coming to fly their incredible kite creations and promote mental wellness. Ahead of the main festival weekend, the kiters will be exploring Cape Town and flying at three community events; Heideveld (Wed 23rd October); Khayelitsha and Mitchell’s Plain (Thursday 24th October).

Event host and beneficiary, non-profit organisation Cape Mental Health, has been using kites to generate funds and raise awareness of mental wellness since 1994. The annual kite festival is the highlight of the annual October Mental Health Month campaign, which this year focuses on suicide awareness and prevention. “With self-harm and suicide rates on the rise, we want to share a message of hope and encouragement,” said Dr. Ingrid Daniels, director of Cape Mental Health and president-elect of the World Federation for Mental Health. “Just as kiters use a line to keep hold of their kites, hope can be the line to life. Sometimes you may find hope inside yourself; at other times it may need to come from a friend, a loved one or a professional. The important thing is to hold on and not let go.” Cape Mental Health provides free mental health services to children and adults, reaching more than 21 000 people each year through 22 programs and projects. To show your support, go fly a kite at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival, make a donation, volunteer or simply share how you will #LetHopeFly on social media.


International Kiters 2019

· Bernd Halbeck (Germany)

· Bernhard Dingwerth (Germany)

· Edoardo Borghetti (Italy)

· Karl & Sara Longbottom (United Kingdom)

· Maarten & Tjitske van Hienen (Netherlands)

· Mehmet Zahit Mungan (Turkey)

· Yuriy & Nina Georgiev (Bulgaria)


South African Kiters 2019

· Bobby Gathoo (Steenberg, Cape Town)

· Brian & Beryl Skinner (Parklands, Cape Town)

· Gerald Gelderbloem & Orion Brophy (Parkwood Estate, Cape Town)

· Ian & Jenny Islip (Parow, Cape Town)

· Jacques Fourie (Pretoria)

· Mari Ware-Lane (Brackenfell, Cape Town)

· Philip Hattingh (Kommetjie, Cape Town)

· Rifaed Sambo & family (Grassy Park, Cape Town)

See some of the world’s most spectacular kites ‘Let Hope Fly’ at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival in Muizenberg on 26 and 27 October. Enjoy fresh-air family fun that’s good for mind and body, and support Cape Mental Health, South Africa’s oldest mental health charity. Free kite-making workshops, live entertainment, stalls and rides will keep the kids entertained. Tickets (R40 p/p or R15 for children 12 years and under) available at the gate and on http://bit.ly/CTKiteFest-2019-Quicket. For details visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, follow @CTKiteFest on social, call 021 447 9040 or email info@cmh.org.za.


The main 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival takes place in the scenic Zandvlei Nature Reserve, Muizenberg (corner of The Row & Axminster Road) from 10 am to 6 pm on 26 and 27 October. Enjoy family fun that’s good for mind and body - with free kite-making workshops, a festival parade featuring the Ashwin Willemse Orient Marching Show Band, performances by local musicians and dancers, craft stalls, funfair rides and delicious fare from the food trucks. Visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic and refreshments.


Tickets are available on Quicket or at the gate for R40 per person and R15 for children (12 years and younger). The 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival has been made possible thanks to the support of over 300 volunteers and numerous sponsors including Banks R&L Hiring, Cape Town Tourism, the City of Cape Town, Coca-Cola Peninsula Beverages, Lewis Stores, MTN / Time Music, Primedia,  Whale Watcher’s Lovely Self-Catering Accommodation and the Weekend Argus (Independent Media).


For more information visit www.capementalhealth.co.za, follow @CTKiteFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or contact Cape Mental Health on 021 447 9040 or email info@cmh.org.za.


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Spectacular kites & family fun at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival in support of @CapeMentalHealth. #LetHopeFly

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See some of the world’s most spectacular kites and #LetHopeFly at the 25th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 26 and 27 October. Enjoy fresh-air family fun that’s good for mind and body, and support @CapeMentalHealth, South Africa’s oldest mental health charity. There’ll be free kite-making workshops, live local entertainment, stalls & rides – plenty to keep the kids happy. Tickets available at the gate or on Quicket. #LetHopeFly #CTKiteFest #MentalHealth #KiteFestival #FamilyFun


Links / URLs:

Hashtags: #LetHopeFly and #CTKiteFest


Facebook: www.facebook.com/CapeMentalHealth and www.facebook.com/CTKiteFest


Facebook event: http://bit.ly/CTKiteFest2019


Twitter: @CMH_NGO and @CTKiteFest


Instagram: @CTKiteFest and @CapeMentalHealth


Website: www.capementalhealth.co.za


We hope to see you at the #CTKiteFest this weekend. Take a lot of pictures and share this amazing experience with your friends.

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ADDRESS Cape Town, South Africa

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