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Runners raised over R1.5m to feed hungry children across SA

CAPE TOWN –  Founders of Move the Nation have set out on a cross-province run campaign called ‘Hope with Every Step’ aiming to raise funds to feed hungry and vulnerable children.

The messengers of hope, Kabelo Mabalane and Peteni Kuzwayo plan to complete a cross-province run, a total of 45 000 steps per day (35km’s) for 14 days and about 90km’s (118 000 steps) on the last day.

The duo began their long-distance run from Johannesburg to Durban, fighting off all elements such as the cold and heat and pushing beyond their body’s boundaries by ignoring the aches, pains and exhaustion with their goal to raise funds to fight against the increasing number of children going to bed hungry in South Africa.

The pair have raised over R1.5 million this far with even more set to come in. Old Mutual had been a key supporter of the cause who donated R1.1 million and powered their long-distance run with further support for various other companies such as Kellogg’s pledging R265 000, Ferguson Films, Hollywood Bets and Arishumeng pledged R 100 000 each with various individuals contributing too.

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Move the Nation funds raised will be going Joint Aid Management (JAM) is an international humanitarian relief and development organisation that provides many essential support programmes to vulnerable communities throughout Africa ranging from education and agriculture training, water and sanitisation, and already provides nutritional meals for 120 000 children in more than 2500 centres across South Africa.

The initiative aims to expand the hungry children they reach with just a R50 able to feed a child for an entire month.

If you would like to be a part of the cause or for further information, please visit the website.

 

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