Help runner raise R40 000 for charity

2017-03-22 06:04
Comrades Marathon enthusiast Mike Cowling has committed to raising R40 000 during the ‘Race4Charity’ initiative. His passion for children has led him to pledge the funds to a crèche in Edendale to build two new classrooms.PHOTO: supplied

Comrades Marathon enthusiast Mike Cowling has committed to raising R40 000 during the ‘Race4Charity’ initiative. His passion for children has led him to pledge the funds to a crèche in Edendale to build two new classrooms.PHOTO: supplied

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MIKE Cowling’s passion for running is obvious as he is one of only five runners who will be completing his 40th Comrades Marathon on June 4.

While this is a significant achievement on its own, Cowling will be going the extra mile this year by raising funds for charity through the “Race4Charity” initiative provided by the Comrades Marathon Association.

Passionate about making a difference in his community, Cowling raised over R18 500 last year, which added greatly towards the breakfast club for children at Umsilinga
Primary.

The breakfast club is facilitated by
Mama Ntombi Community Projects,
which is a beneficiary of Community Chest working in the Ezinketheni information settlement.

This year, Cowling is committed to raising R40 000, which will go towards building two extra classrooms for a crèche, Selby Msimang, in Edendale.

Building additional classrooms will ensure that the 120 children at the crèche have the space they need to learn and grow.

The centre may even be able to apply for an increase in its state subsidy, which would result in more funds for the children.

For more information or to donate, contact Angie Narayanan at 033 394 1031 or e-mail chestpro@communitychest.org.za


- Supplied.

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