Couple run for children’s home

2016-05-05 06:00
Phindi Gule-Burley and Kevin Burley completed their 30-day, 900- kilometre challenge to raise funds for a children’s home on Saturday.

Phindi Gule-Burley and Kevin Burley completed their 30-day, 900- kilometre challenge to raise funds for a children’s home on Saturday.

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A COUPLE who embarked on a mammoth challenge - to run the entire coastline of KZN in 30 days, completed the trek last Saturday­.

Radio personality and businesswoman Phindi Gule-Burley and her husband Kevin Burley started the “Run KZN with Us” campaign on 1 April at Kosi Bay, near the Mozambican border, and ran 900km to Port Edward.

They ran 30kms a day with a water break every three kilometres in an effort to raise funds for children living at the Liv Village children’s home in Verulam.

The couple reached the 870km mark on Friday and rested at the Caribbean­ Estates in Port Edward.

Phindi previously had told sister publication Weekend Witness that until she started the quest, it had seemed “almost impossible to achieve”. On Friday she said she learnt that hard work pays off.

“I always thought about the children when I felt challenged along the journey. I have a Liv Village band on my wrist and it reminds me of the reason I started this journey,” she said.

The Liv Village caters for orphans and abandoned children. It costs R1 000 a month to accommodate a child at the facility. With 96 homes currently catering for 160 children, the couple aim to fund one home for 10 children for a year and will need to raise at least R120 000.

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