Wendy Ndlamlenze's Fundraising Blog
Event: Comrades Marathon 2017
Date: Sunday, 04 June 2017
Fundraising target: R8700
Comrades Marathon for The Hillcrest AIDS Centre
Help me support our Gogo's (grannies) by sponsoring my Comrades Marathon run on the 4th of June this year. I'll be raising money for Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) which works with more than 2000 Gogos and their grandchildren, many whom are orphaned.My target is R8700 which I calculated as R100 per Km
The Gogo's live in the Valley of 1000 Hills and I'll be running right past on my 86.73km route from Durban to Pietermaritzburg. HACT helps the Gogo's and many others learn new income generating skills like dressmaking, beadwork, vegetable gardening, and baking. The Gogo's keep healthy through sports and learning about nutrition. They also take part it parenting courses and receive bereavement and trauma counselling.
Gogo's are mothers to their children and grandchildren, they are wives, leaders, nations builders, breadwinners, carers, and entrepreneurs. Their lives are full of persistence, faith, courage and wisdom that you need to run a race, but theirs is the tough race of life. They have witnessed the brutality of apartheid, the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the challenges of poverty. their tiny pension have to cover putting food on the table for their families and the schooling of their grandchildren.
Let's help them to win their race!
Doing it for ...
Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust
Founded in 1990 as a ministry of the Hillcrest Methodist Church, the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) is a registered Non-Profit organisation based in Hillcrest. HACT’s mission is to provide unconditional love and hope to all those impacted by HIV/AIDS through sustainable interventions including prevention, care, community outreach and income generation. Our geographical focus area is the semi-rural and poverty-torn communities of the Valley of 1000 Hills region of KwaZulu-Natal – one of the epicentres of the HIV/AIDS pandemic where HIV prevalence is estimated to be as high as 40-60% in some communities. HACT’s vision is an AIDS-free Valley of 1000 Hills and all our projects work towards this dream. We are a community-driven organisation with over 95% of our staff hailing from the communities we serve. Read More...
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|Rebekka Stredwick||Gogo for it! i look forward to seeing you race. Bekky x||19-Jan-2017||50.00|
|Skhumbuzo Tshapha||I wish u all the best Wendy||10-Mar-2017||100.00|
|Glenda Haworth||Well done Wendy. Will be rooting for you on Comrades Day. Such a good cause. Proud of you.!!||21-Mar-2017||500.00|
|Mnyameni Zenex||We are 100% behind you!||26-Mar-2017||315.00|
|Gugu Mthembu||Go for it!||25-Apr-2017||50.00|