FAQs Cuppa

1. What happens at a Cuppa?

Read more about the ‘Essential Cuppa’ here…

2. When is the official date for Cuppas to take place?

Our Cuppa Campaign launches in July and ends on 31st October annually.

Cuppas can be arranged to coincide with special events or public holidays.

It is possible of course, to host a Cuppa For CANSA at any time of year, although Cuppa host materials, usually provided during campaign time, may then not be available.

Find out how to become a Cuppa guest…

3. Who can host a Cuppa?

Anyone can host a cuppa – corporates, organisations, schools or individuals may decide to host their own Cuppa and raise funds online. CANSA Care Centres also host their own Cuppa Events – contact CANSA Care Centres for details…

4. Must a Cuppa have a theme?

Traditionally Cuppas do have a theme, which you may view here… Funds raised are being used to enable care & support programmes at our local CANSA Care Centres.

However, Cuppa Hosts may choose their own theme for their Cuppa.

Choosing a theme helps to create some atmosphere and excitement around sharing a Cuppa together!

5. How do I become a Cuppa Host?

Register your Cuppa event here and staff partner in your region will be in touch to guide you further. Alternately, contact Angelique De Witt adewitt@cansa.org.za and indicate that you wish to host a Cuppa For CANSA. See additional online resources here…

6. How do I plan a Cuppa?

Read all about how to plan the perfect Cuppa here…

7. How many guests can I invite?

As many as you can stand! Your chosen venue and budget are your only constraints here…

8. Where can I host my Cuppa?

Underground, overground, wombling free… – anywhere will do – try to choose a venue that will suit your theme and keep the weather forecast in mind. Be sure to book your venue well in advance if necessary. The number of guests you invite will dictate the space you need & of course any chosen activities.

9. What do I need to serve my guests at my Cuppa?

Any beverage will do, although healthy options will be 1st prize! Cuppa is an all-encompassing  ‘tea party’ in the drinks department – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, soup, iced tea, juice, smoothies – be creative and have fun with it! See some ideas here…

Cuppa Hosts usually provide snacks to complement the beverages they serve & their theme, however, if your budget is limited, why not ask a few of your closer friends, who are attending, to help out with a sweet or savoury dish.

10. Do I need to provide entertainment?

It is entirely up to you – you are welcome to just share a Cuppa together and have fun catching up. Alternately, you may wish to invite a guest speaker to inspire your guests or arrange for music or entertainment which coincides with your theme choice.

11. How is money raised through my Cuppa?

Guests are expected to make a donation towards CANSA – the host collects the donations and pays it over to CANSA.

12. How do I collect donations from my guests & pay it over to CANSA?

See your options here…

13. Are online donation & fundraising facilities secure?

Every payment made online via CANSA’s online Cuppa Fundraising Project, is secured by GivenGain’s technology according to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and real-time 3-D secure transactions.

14. Are donations tax-deductible?

Section 18A tax certificates can be issued by CANSA for all donations received from South African individual donors or corporates. If you did not transfer your funds via CANSA’s online Cuppa Fundraising Project on GivenGain’s online fundraising platform, you can submit the online form to request a certificate.

Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 130001397

Non Profit Organisation Registration number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 000-524 NPO

15. I’d like to host a Cuppa but don’t have the time

Too busy? Lacking time and energy to plan and host a Cuppa? No worries, why don’t you consider making a general donation towards Cuppa.

For Corporates who can’t afford to host a Cuppa due to time constraints: ask each staff member to donate a particular sum of money per “Cuppa something” they drink at work on a particular day.

16. How are funds raised through my Cuppa used?

Read more about how funds raised through Cuppa are used to fight cancer…

CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*

Your support helps us to continue the fight against cancer in South Africa and brings us closer to the challenge of a cancer-free society within our generation. Let this become our legacy to our children and generations to come.

* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them. Read more…

17. Sharing your Cuppa online

If you or your company will be hosting a Cuppa For CANSA, send CANSA your selfies or ‘pledges’ as to why you are hosting a Cuppa For CANSA. So get the coffee and cameras ready, and share your Cuppa using the hashtag #CuppaForCANSA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Submit your event’s highlight images to info@cansa.org.za so that we can add them to our Cuppa gallery. (Note: CANSA will use discretion regarding which images are selected).

18. Cuppa Competitions

From time to time we run a Cuppa competition – find more information regarding our CANSA High Tea events for Cuppa For CANSA and win fantastic prizes!

Regional Cuppa