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Marathons 4 Mongoose

Funds Raised:
R 11 483
Fundraising Target:
R 15 000

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Update 12.02.2024

The vibe is still alive: Vostile & Mmatumelo just ran another Marathon splitting it into two Half Marathons.

On Sunday the 11th February all signs pointed to Klerksdorp Wesvalia Highschool, where the Klerksdorp Marathon took place. With the love for running & pushing we just went with the stream executing a wonderful 21 km among the crowd of runners. Runners came back to Vostile telling him how inspirational his participation was for them. He was the only athlete on a wheelchair - we ask why?

Vostile just smashed the course with a solid 2:11 finish being 32nd in his age category and well in the middle field of his gender. We hope that his efforts can raise some more much needed funds for his team. If you would like to show your appreciation of his effort in form of a donation, this campaign is still rolling to reach the target. Mmatumelo delivered a 1:53:29 finish with a spirited sprint so together our marathon is a 4:04 min awesome is that?!

Maybe donate a Valentine's gift to the campaign?! WE LOVE RUNNING!


Updated Text 24. December 2023

At this time of Christmas we Mmatumelo and Vostile, the team of Marathons 4 Mongoose, want to express our deepest gratitude for all the received donations to date. We almost reached our fundraising target, while we continue running. Vostile just completed 25 km during the Charity Shoes for Learners December Fun-Training of the Mafikeng Road Runners yesterday. 

If you want to add a little Christmas Gift to our campaign...It is still open! Also small donations can go a long way. We thank you once again and wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year. 

Updated Text 06. November 2023

Doing the 42 km SOWETO MARATHON 2023 was a great experience, and crossing the finishing line was even a greater moment! Vostile did it in 4 hours and 35 minutes - assisted and embraced by the running community he said:

"They made it so easy for me to complete the race! The only real challenge was the very first steep hill, the Vilakazi one. But all the way the Thuma Mina bus (Running Group) carried me through. I think I showed the community that you can do what you prepare for!"

We received so much encouragement on the way, it was a great way of raising awareness for our GBT Mongoose Wheelchair Basketball Team. Presently we are at 75 % of our fundraising target and invite everyone to add on to complete our goal!

Thank you so much, Undine Rauter & Vostile Ruba

Original Post, 30. October 2023

Hi, everyone out there!

We have something important to share with you.

As a team, we just launched our very first campaign to raise funds for the GBT Mongoose Wheelchair Basketball Team, and we hope you will consider supporting us.

This fundraising project is part of the larger “Marathons for Mongoose Wheelchair Basketball” campaign.

Our team manager, Mmatumelo, has just done the warm-up with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, and now, I, Vostile Ruba, as the chairperson of the GBT Mongoose Wheelchair Basketball Team, am doing the SOWETO Marathon on my wheelchair on the 5th of November 2023.

With few days to go, we want to raise as much funds as possible to enable our programs from now to the end of the first quarter of 2024.

We have set this fundraising target at 15000 Rand for now, which will allow players to participate in training camps and competitive games of the Provincial League starting in January until April 2024.

If we exceed our target, there will even be more impact as we prepare for higher league competition, render development programs, and could then renovate our wheelchair store!

Funds will be used for:

Depending on the amount of the raised funds, we will prioritize and adjust these budget items:

  • Training Camps - Transport and Sustenance R 3500
  • Provincial League Fixtures - SnT R 4000
  • Transport to PCCL tournament - R 5500
  • Coaching - SnT/ fees - R 2000


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In the media:


  • Feb 08, 2024 - R 200.00 Tipped
  • "Good luck..." - Tebogo Tau

  • Dec 07, 2023 - R 250.00
  • "You are almost there V! You go guy!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 16, 2023 - USD $ 12.31 Tipped
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 06, 2023 - R 500.00 Tipped
  • "Glad to assist a local physiotherapist passionate about uplifting & bringing awareness to the athletic disabled community!! Well done to their participation and to those that support them !!" - Kurt van Greenen Physiotherapy

  • Nov 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Tipped
  • "" - DPF

  • Nov 04, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Tipped
  • "Have fun and good luck!" - Lisa

  • Nov 04, 2023 - R 500.00 Tipped
  • "Best of luck!!" - Maryke

  • Nov 03, 2023 - USD $ 54.27
  • "All the best Makwasi, wishing you all the best for tomorrow’s race…GBT Mongoose family we are behind u 100%." - Amelia Thambe

  • Nov 03, 2023 - R 500.00 Tipped
  • "What a phantastic initiative! You run SOWETO and put yourself and GBT Mongoose into the spotlight! All the best for the race!" - Maria

  • Nov 03, 2023 - USD $ 29.85 Tipped
  • "Best wishes to you." - Anonymous

  • Nov 02, 2023 - R 270.00 Tipped
  • "All the very best Wilzito!" - Koki

  • Nov 02, 2023 - R 200.00 Tipped
  • "I see you!" - Master

  • Nov 02, 2023 - USD $ 30.20 Tipped
  • "Good luck to the team" - Fani

  • Nov 02, 2023 - R 100.00 Tipped
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 500.00 Tipped
  • "Go for it! We support you." - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 100.00 Tipped
  • "Glad I could donate. Love you" - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 1 000.00 Tipped
  • "All the best for 2024 !!" - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 200.00 Tipped
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Nov 01, 2023 - R 200.00 Tipped
  • "Wishing the Mongoose Team the best in their endeavours." - Masadikis

  • Oct 31, 2023 - R 500.00 Tipped
  • "I love this team and wish you the best for the marathon and beyond" - Jutta

  • Oct 31, 2023 - R 100.00 Tipped
  • "Go Team!" - Anonymous

  • Oct 30, 2023 - R 200.00 Tipped
  • "As a big fan of Topsenior Vostile I say to you, you will make it!" - Anonymous

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Fundraising target

R 15 000.00

Donations to date

R 11 483.30

Funds raised offline

R 2 080.00

GBT Mongoose

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The GBT Mongoose is a dynamic wheelchair team located at Gelukspan, 55 km from the North West provincial capital, Mafikeng. The club participates at provincial, inter-provincial, and National levels and with selected players internationally in leagues and tournaments. 

Annually, the club qualifies to participate in the highest league in South Africa, the prestigious Super Sports Wheelchair Basketball League, with its Franchise Team 'Mongoose' in the men's division and the Supabets Women's Basketball League. Wheelchair Basketball is a competitive, fast sport that needs customized expensive equipment and functional facilities. Despite being highly competitive, the team presently has no sponsorship. 

Nevertheless, the club picks up talent in the rural area around Gelukspan. It exposes its players to high-level competitive sports while working on life skills, confidence, and disability competency by providing training, development programs for youth with disabilities, and empowerment and support for the sports. 

Funds are needed for specialized wheelchairs, consumables like wheelchair tires, tubes, spare parts, playing kits, transport subsidies for players, and facility upgrading and maintenance.