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#2020 Run with Character for Boys with absent fathers & no positive male role models

Personal message

My name is Thando Malepe, I am Champion MENtor at The Character Company, and I am not a frequent runner.

I started running in January 2019 as part of my new year resolutions, since then I have only ran one qualifying 42.2KM marathon and the 2019 50th OMTOM Anniversary Ultra marathon with 5 hours and 24 minutes. The reason why I run is to make a difference in communities hence I run to raise funds for charity causes. I am working with the NGO called The Character Company, which they are running a great cause close to my heart by raising boys to be good men through long-term and intentional MENtorship throughout South Africa.

I really would appreciate if people can help me to reach my fundraising target of R15 000 through Backabuddy platforms for The Character Company.

To support or get more information please visit my Facebook page or the Character Company Facebook page.

My Facebook page @Malepe Thando
The Character Company Facebook page -

More info go to,

TCC better men video –
TCC promo video -


  • Jan 09, 2020 - R 52.00
  • "

    Thank so much for all the work you do, changing lives and impacting communities to have better men. Healing the broken, sad and angry young men. Keep going Thando, your humble heart never loose it.,

    " - Admirer T

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Donations to date

R 52.00

Fundraising target

R 15 000.00

The Character Company

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The Character Company is a long term mentorship programme for young boys growing up with absent fathers - raising boys to be good men.  Other than the weekly and monthly programmes, holiday camps and “one-on-one” intervention we also focus on support for single mothers and raising awareness of the impact of absent fathers on our families and society.