Running to raise R165 000 for the League of Friends
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.