Irafaan is collecting millions for others

2015-04-30 14:45


Irafaan Abrahams leaps through the air in excitement as he prepares for the Boston Marathon which was run yesterday.Maandag 20 april  With him are two supporters of his million rand challenge, Monica Morris (left) and Sonia Peters.

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ra

Irafaan Abrahams leaps through the air in excitement as he prepares for the Boston Marathon which was run yesterday.Maandag 20 april With him are two supporters of his million rand challenge, Monica Morris (left) and Sonia Peters. PHOTO: ra

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Energetic Rocklands High teacher Irafaan Abrahams made his way to the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathon – the Boston Marathon which took place yesterday – as part of his Irafaan Abrahams million rand challenge.

This is the fifth major marathon Abrahams has participated in in five years, and in doing so, he raises money for underprivileged schools and needy beneficiaries.

So far the challenge has raised over R1.3m. In competing in the Boston Marathon, Abrahams will be assisting Rocklands High, Groenvlei High, Rylands Primary, Habibia Primary, Liesbeeck Primary, Thornton Road Primary and Riebeeck Street Primary. He wants to raise as much money as possible to cover various, urgent needs at these schools.

In starting this challenge, Abrahams also wanted to highlight the fact that teachers do, and can, make a difference in children’s lives.

“Running has changed my life forever – the health benefits as well as being a vehicle for change in people’s lives. I thank God for his blessings and guidance. I’m just an ordinary teacher trying to do something extra-ordinary,” he says.

To follow the challenge visit www.irafaanabrahams.com or follow him on Facebook.

. At the time of going to print, Abrahams was still running, but keep an eye on his Facebook page to see how he performed

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