For those of you who have been with me from the very beginning, you will remember that last year, in order to motivate myself to do the training involved with running 89km’s from Durban to Pietermaritzburg, I decided to raise money for a charity – kind of reverse psychology-ing myself into feeling like I had to run now because people were donating money…
Last year we raised about R6 200 for Reach for Recovery (you can read about it here), this year with all my new social media skills, I would like to see if I can exceed that amount.
This year I will be raising money for 2 pre-schools in the Red Hill informal settlements, just outside Simonstown here in Cape Town. The money raised will go towards sponsoring school fees for some of the most destitute children and to buying school books to help bring the literacy level up to what it should be, for children who range in ages from 1 to 6 years old.
The poverty cycle is perpetuated again and again with education being one of the only things which has the potential to break the cycle. It is imperative that these children stay in school, which is why helping those families who can’t even afford the R645 per year it costs to send these children to school, means a lot to me and can change lives.
I will be creating a new page with all the details and information on how you can donate, so keep an eye out for that.
Here and here are some of the creative pledges and donations people made last year:
This is the summary of how much money we raised last year and what is possibly my favourite post to date