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Heather Howells Augrabies

Heather Howells Augrabies

Personal message

After a successful and very rewarding fundraising venture last year to coincide with my participation in the Comrades Marathon (www.backabuddy.co.za/Heather), I have decided to take on a bigger challenge and tackle the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon from 17-23 October 2010.

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is a self-sufficiency run held over six legs in seven days with set distances for each day totalling 250km/155miles.  Participants must carry all their supplies, clothes and survival equipment for the duration of the event. This adventure race is held in the Kalahari Desert in extreme conditions and is a true test of the participants physical and mental stamina and endurance.

I would like my run to be about more than personal accomplishment and to that end I am raising money for a very worthy organization called HOKISA - Homes For Kids in South Africa.

HOKISA, located on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa, is a small NGO that provides residential, family-type care for children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS and it's aim is to empower members of poor communities where HIV/AIDS is most devastating. HOKISA provides a safe, healthy environment for children entrusted to it's care as well as community outreach and support. All donations made to HOKISA go directly to the HOKISA Home for the care-giving and education of the children and running of the Home. Administrative overheads are kept to a minimum and are mostly absorbed by the volunteer board members.

This cause is espescially meaningful to me as I spent the first 32 years of my life in South Africa. My wish is to give back by helping those who are in a more disadvantaged position. Please help me in reaching or exceeding my fundraising goal by clicking on the 'donate now' icon. The donations will be made in the currency of the South African Rand (ZAR) and all contributions from the smallest to the largest will be greatly appreciated. At the current exchange rate R100.00 is approximately equivalent to $13.50. Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. When donating please feel free to comment alongside your contribution.

To find out more about HOKISA click on : www.hokisa.co.za

Information about the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon can be found on :http://www.extrememarathons.com/augrabies/

If you'd like to follow my training preparation on my blog go to : www.braidsandlaceshawaii.blogspot.com

 

I would be most grateful if you communicated details of my fundraising effort by forwarding a link to this site to everyone you think may be interested. Together we can make a difference to the lives of many children.

Donations

  • Jan 26, 2011 - R 150.00
  • "I am so grateful for your friendship!" - Julie Takishima

  • Nov 24, 2010 - R 300.00
  • "With love" - Robin, Denny, Shushie

  • Nov 11, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "For the kids." - Yonnie

  • Nov 06, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Wonderful" - Ian Robert Yates

  • Oct 27, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Our Dearest friend, we are so proud of you, a true WONDER WOMAN!!!" - Kay and Julian Day

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "You are a inspiration to us all. Good luck to you on this exhilirating adventure and someday I hope our paths cross again." - Shara Fisher

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Well done. Run to Graaff-Reinet next time and take a recovery break with us. Gerald." - Gerald Buisman

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "staggering achievament already! Keep going. Best wishes Stephen" - stephen Large

  • Oct 19, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "You are amazing!" - Vanessa

  • Oct 18, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Go for it Heather! We look forward to hearing about it from Kirstie! Love Jo and Hugh" - Jo and Hugh Tomlinson

  • Oct 17, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck Heather, go for it girl!" - Ead Tiller

  • Oct 16, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good Luck! Thoughts are with you all the way, think you're very brave. Love Mom xx" - Veronica

  • Oct 16, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "Good luck, good health & good memories." - Stephen Cronje'

  • Oct 15, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck" - Regina

  • Oct 14, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Go Heather! You can do it!" - Jonty

  • Oct 13, 2010 - R 40.00
  • "Good Luck" - regina

  • Oct 12, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck and positive energy!" - KS's friend Mellissa

  • Oct 12, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Heather I know you'll do great you always do. Have a safe trip and most of all have fun!!" - Richelle Aus

  • Oct 11, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Heather, you're a better man than me. xx" - Lloyd Ross

  • Oct 09, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck and have fun, dear Heather. Thank you for the inspiration- and please give those kids an extra big hug for me.-I hope to make it there one day to help more. much aloha and enjoy it all ! x x" - melina

  • Oct 09, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "You Rock!!!" - Neil and Valeria

  • Oct 08, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "Heather, you are a true friend and perfect role model on so many levels. Good luck in this adventure. Your strength & dedication will carry you! Love, Kristy, Jeff, Jordyn, & Drake" - Team Hannah

  • Oct 06, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "She runs so others can follow! Have an incredible time. You have my utmost respect. xo" - L. Dalton

  • Sep 30, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "I am honored to support you and wish you HUGE success!! " - Maureen

  • Sep 28, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Hope you enjoy the stars at night! What an adventure. Thank you for doing this meaningful trek." - Margot

  • Sep 27, 2010 - R 350.00
  • "Good Luck and have fun" - Peggy, Diane and anonymous

  • Sep 26, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Heather! We will be thinking about you!" - Katie Lang

  • Sep 24, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "thank you for sacrificing so much to help women and children" - Faith,Regan and Suzie

  • Sep 16, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Heather !!! You make your staff so proud of you ! Thinking of you the whole time ! " - Annie Bostwick

  • Sep 06, 2010 - R 285.00
  • "Go Heather go! You just have to run alot...." - Joni

  • Sep 06, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "You will do awesome!!" - Sundby Family

  • Sep 05, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck Heather! Will be thinking of you. xxx" - Mel Adler

  • Sep 04, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Good Luck with the race and the fundraising!" - Maria Bruton

  • Sep 04, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "draw strength from your compassion. love your old freind, ian" - ian ainslie

  • Sep 01, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck.Caroline a friend of us is in the Medical team !!! and will take care of you." - Renee and Robin

  • Aug 26, 2010 - R 110.00
  • "With aloha " - Rach, Zoe and Derrick

  • Aug 18, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck on your wonderful and extraordinary adventure!" - Andy Grandinetti

  • Aug 17, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Give Em Heather!!! Runnin down Babylon!!!" - Geoffrey Red

  • Jul 30, 2010 - R 2 000.00
  • "Safe travels!" - Catherine, Rob and Hannah

  • Jul 18, 2010 - R 750.00
  • "You really are an amazing woman, Heather! " - Amy Lawson

  • Jul 01, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Have fun running! Someday I will get to Africa." - Tom Craven

  • Jun 20, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Heather, your are such an amazing and wonderful person! An inspiration to us all when you do these amazing races. We are happy to support you! Love, Cat, Robert and Ethan" - Cat Brown Gayle

  • Jun 10, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Make each step better than the last. The distance and time will simply evolve." - Mike Muench

  • Jun 07, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "go Flight GO!!! xxx" - monica

  • Jun 04, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Flight, I really apreciate what you're doing and I'm virtually running by your side... love you girl xxx " - monica croce

  • Jun 04, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "you go girl" - Pat and Molly

  • Jun 04, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "heather - you are someone who can truly change the world! thank you for your dedication and committment to this cause. you are a beautiful person, an amazing nurse, and an inspiration to many. " - Emilie Stickley

  • Jun 03, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "Good on you Heather!!! You are Amazing!! Love and Aloha " - Chrystal Jameson

  • May 27, 2010 - R 1 500.00
  • "Good Luck Heather! We are so proud of you and your compassionate heart! Just remember, your worst day of the race will always be better than a day in L&D triage with David! :o)" - The Andersons

  • May 20, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Hi Heather - this is also a birthday gift to you, since you are so far. Wish I could give more." - Ilze le Roux

  • May 20, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "congratulations" - Sarah Becker

  • May 18, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Heather you're such an inspiration!! " - Lisa Bowers

  • May 12, 2010 - R 1 400.00
  • "you rock!" - banana boy

  • May 08, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "We wish the children of HOKISA great benefit from your extraordinary efforts & our small contributions - may the wings of angels help you fly across the desert sands. Much Love xx" - Kirstie & Len

  • May 06, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "You are an inspiration to us all!!! " - Heather & Phil

  • May 05, 2010 - R 500.00
  • ""They who have stepped outside their door have the hardest part of the journey behind them" You inspire me with every step. " - Alison Levy

  • May 05, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "You make the world a better place for so many people! Thank you!" - Penny & Colin

  • May 02, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "You go, girl!" - Vickie Bixler

  • Apr 28, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "So proud of all your accomplishments! You are an inspiration!" - Saioa Torrealday

  • Apr 27, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Every step you take makes this world a better place, you go Girl Wonder!" - Stevie Caprivi

  • Apr 27, 2010 - R 400.00
  • "Mom, you are one of the greatest women alive! I think you are extremely awesome in every way and you have touched so many hearts.... You inspire so many people! I love you so muchhhhh!!!!" - Sian Howells

  • Apr 13, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • "Your are so totally awesome..." - Sabine

  • Apr 13, 2010 - R 1 400.00
  • "All the best - try to take it easy!!! Much love from us." - Andrew, Kathryn, Lewis & Declan

  • Apr 11, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "To an incredible adventure ahead. To helping others. Namaste" - Scott Kruis

  • Apr 03, 2010 - R 100.00
  • "When you get up to run this race each morning, please remember to totter off in the right direction." - Jonathan Handley

  • Apr 01, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "Go Heather! How about a training run to Kailua some time?!" - Philip Johnson/Joanne Amberg

  • Apr 01, 2010 - R 200.00
  • "YOU GO GIRL!!!" - TAMMY ARAKAKI

  • Mar 31, 2010 - R 500.00
  • "Go get 'em Heather! I know you can do it! Enjoy the experience!" - Steve Villiger

  • Mar 31, 2010 - R 1 000.00
  • ""Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."Louisa May Alcott " - Mandy and James

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 44 185.00

Fundraising target

R 50 000.00
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HOKISA is a donor-funded residential home for children affected by HIV/AIDS. It is not an orphanage but a small facility in a township where 20 children receive family-type care. They go to school, have friends, have fun and live a normal life.

Your generous contributions are requested for this most deserving cause.