Lake Farm celebrates 55 years with annual fun run

2016-03-09 06:00
Adrian Roberts gives the race his approval. Photo: SUPPLIED

Adrian Roberts gives the race his approval. Photo: SUPPLIED

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THIS year the Lake Farm Centre celebrates 55 years of providing a loving home and work place for 90 intellectually challenged residents from the Eastern Cape.

The goal of the Charity Run is to raise much-needed funds and create awareness for Lake Farm Centre, a residential centre for intellectually challenged adults. The biggest highlight for the residents is to mingle with the community at this wonderful family event.

The Lake Farm Centre Road & Trail Run will take place at the Centre in Lakeside Road on March 12 and caters for the entire family by offering a 10km run starting at 6:30am, 15km trail run/walk at 6:45am, trail run/walk at 7am and a 5km fun run at 8am. All finishers in the events will be given a special medal handmade by the residents.

“The residents at the Centre have been hard at work moulding, painting and sewing ribbons to over a thousand medals in anticipation for the event,” said Event Co-ordinator Linda Harwood.

Race Organisers, Achilles Club, invite all runners and their families to enjoy a morning in the country with Lake Farm Centre’s famous tea room’s scones and cream, pancakes, boerewors rolls and fresh farm market. There will be a play area for kids.

All participants are eligible for lucky draw prizes including 20 pairs of Adidas running shoes and a R11 000 accommodation voucher from Kuzuko Lodge situated in the Addo Elephant National Park.

The Lake Farm Centre Coffee & Craft Shop, Charity Shop and Book Shop will be expanded for the event and refreshments, rusks, biscuits, preserves, pickles, leather work, pottery, arts and crafts will be on sale.

Entry forms are available on the website www.lakefarm.org.za or from Action Sports, Brian Bands, The Footballer, Brocketts Sports (Uitenhage) and Trailbusters.

For more information contact Graham Channon on 078 184 9723 or Andrew Wesson on 082 613 3571.

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