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Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon for Little Eden

Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon for Little Eden

Funds Raised:
R 8 158
Fundraising Target:
R 50 000

Personal message

What was a fun, tongue in cheek challenge to do the Comrades Marathon in slip slops in 1987, started our fund-raising drive for Little Eden with the cotton kilt becoming part of the dress-up for Comrades in 1988. In the same year, I lost my foot in a motorcycle accident and several years later in 1996, finished Comrades, being the first amputee to finish with a prosthesis.  Now at the age of 69, after 20yrs of organising the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, a 7-day self-sufficient staged foot race in the Kalahari Desert, I've decided to attempt to complete the event as this will be my last chance to do something extremely crazy to be able to raise funds for Little Eden. 

No matter how big or small, please assist me by donating to my BackABuddy Little Eden Fundraiser to enable the wonderful team to be able to take care of their children and adults with profound intellectual disabilities.


  • Oct 10, 2022 - R 1 000.00 Fees covered
  • "Amazing Es , what an inspiration " - Rob Andrew

  • Oct 10, 2022 - USD $ 55.22
  • "Well done! " - Mary & Mark

  • Oct 08, 2022 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck! " - Janet Mike

  • Oct 08, 2022 - USD $ 5.57
  • "You are amazing. " - Donna Liang

  • Oct 06, 2022 - USD $ 12.19 Fees covered
  • "All the best Uncle Est x" - Sarah Williams

  • Oct 05, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Good luck Estienne and Nadia!!" - Rosalba and Vic

  • Oct 02, 2022 - USD $ 32.42 Fees covered
  • "Good luck" - Edy and Ed

  • Oct 01, 2022 - USD $ 55.28
  • "Good luck!!" - Simon Arndt

  • Sep 27, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best, on an absolutely insane adventure!" - Sean Brookes

  • Sep 26, 2022 - R 200.00 Fees covered
  • "All the best for a great, albeit grueling, walk with your partner in crime, Nadia. Good luck guys!!" - Colleen

  • Sep 24, 2022 - USD $ 6.02 Fees covered
  • "Best of luck on your mad endeavour. " - Dina

  • Sep 21, 2022 - R 500.00 Fees covered
  • "Always an inspiration!" - Sandy Rademeyer

  • Sep 20, 2022 - R 100.00 Fees covered
  • "Inspirational! See you in desert" - Este

  • Sep 20, 2022 - USD $ 61.13 Fees covered
  • "and what a journey it has been. " - Colin Monto

  • Sep 19, 2022 - USD $ 61.23 Fees covered
  • "Go, Sandman!" - Anonymous

  • Sep 19, 2022 - USD $ 30.62 Fees covered
  • "Here's to getting started. It's going to be fun..." - Nadia

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Fundraising target

R 50 000.00

Donations to date

R 8 157.57


LITTLE EDEN Society Logo

LITTLE EDEN Society for the Care of Persons with Intellectual Disability, established in 1967, is certainly a very special place where we serve, through our work, children and adults who are 'angels'; people who need to be protected and cared for and most of all loved. LITTLE EDEN is the permanent home to 300 residents who have intellectual disability, ranging in age from 3 years to over 70 years, the majority (70%) of whom have been abandoned or come from indigent families who are unable to support them financially or otherwise. At LITTLE EDEN we aim to develop our residents to their full potential and to encourage the community to recognise that each such person is a whole and complete person created by God with a mind, a body, a spirit and a soul ...however disabled. Statistically, the average age of our residents is 26 years, but the level of mental functioning is that of a one year old and younger. Some are HIV positive or have AIDS. Dealing with the terminally ill or dying forms part of the work carried out at LITTLE EDEN. Most of our residents stay with us until they die. Some residents have been with us for over 40 years and for many, LITTLE EDEN is the only home they will ever know. The Society consists of 2 Homes: one in Edenvale and the other on a smallholding in Bapsfontein, Elvira Rota Village. 253 individuals have employment at LITTLE EDEN.