Run­ning to raise R165 000 for the League of Friends

Cape Times - - NEWS - Raphael Wolf raphael.wolf@inl.co.za

TEN char­i­ta­ble run­ners will run a 65km ul­tra-marathon along Ta­ble Moun­tain’s rugged slopes and the scenic Con­stan­tia Val­ley to raise R165 000 for the early child­hood de­vel­op­ment cen­tre of the League of Friends of the Blind (Lo­fob) in Grassy Park.

The run­ners are Lo­fob’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Ar­mand Bam, Kurt Miller, Ebrahim Hen­dricks, Zaahir Hofm­eye, Gary Adams, Valentino Arendse, Ray­mond Trout, Sel­wyn Meny­a­cho, Carlo Daniel­sand War­nell En­gel­brecht.

Their rea­son for rac­ing, Bam said, was to raise R165 000 to­wards buy­ing a new ve­hi­cle for Lo­fob’s ECD pro­gramme, which caters for 66 chil­dren this year.

“We’ll be run­ning un­der the ‘See BoBo Run’ cam­paign of Lo­fob’s Early Child­hood De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme, which of­fers a home-based out­reach ser­vice with oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pists, so­cial work­ers and ori­en­ta­tion and mo­bil­ity in­struc­tors to de­velop the in­de­pen­dence of chil­dren from six months old to six years,” he said.

“In this pro­gramme we as­sist par­ents with pre­par­ing their chil­dren to ei­ther en­ter main­stream or spe­cial school­ing,” Bam said. Lo­fob also fo­cuses on op­er­at­ing a res­i­dence for vis­ually-im­paired and blind home­less peo­ple, con­duct­ing Braille lit­er­acy classes for adults and chil­dren. Sup­port­ers can con­trib­ute to­wards the Lo­fob fundrais­ing run­ning ef­fort through do­nat­ing by EFT at First Na­tional Bank in the Lo­fob Gen­eral Cheque Ac­count.

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