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Richard's Three Peaks Challenge

Richard's Three Peaks Challenge

Personal message

This year I will be participating in the Three Peaks Challenge, a mountain running trail of some 50km which involves ascending the three major peaks above Cape Town, namely Devils Peak, Table Mountain and Lions Head.

I have decided to dedicate my race to raising awareness and funds for an amazing NGO called Mamelani Projects.  Mamelani is a registered NPO that runs a  Youth Development Programme that works specifically with young people who have grown up in a Children’s Home. When they turn 18, they are forced to move on from the system. Many of these young people are not ready for this transition and without adequate support, after years of stability, they struggle to cope with this new reality. Aside from needing emotional support, many of these young people need to be supported to stay in school, attend skills training programmes and find meaningful work. Mamelani's programme helps them to remain focused, motivated and move forward in their lives.  Please could you support me on my challenge to help youth reach new heights

Below is a message from Mzukiseni, one of the participants that Mamelani has supported, about what he values about the programme:

"When I joined the programme I asked myself what will I achieve. Where will I be at the end of the process – and I am where I wanted to be now. I am prepared for an interview – to talk to anyone, my communication skills are stronger and I gained a lot of confidence over these last few months. I appreciated the support I got from you guys – I like the fact that you challenge us sometimes, put us in critical situations where we have to choose a way to go forward or choose to run away from the challenge – these are the things we are going to face out there. I have learned that if you run away, the challenge doesn’t go away – you have to face it. Each time we come here for the camp, my highlight is jumping off that rock – it’s like letting go of something, making a new start – and each time I go higher”


  • Nov 11, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "I hope it went well" - Richard Hadley

  • Nov 06, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Good luck Richard " - Brent Curry

  • Nov 06, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "All the best Richard" - Gretchen Kivedo

  • Nov 06, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Because there's no better way to see the sun rise and set.....Have a good one!" - Johan Opperman

  • Nov 06, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "Run them flat Richard" - Running budy

  • Nov 05, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Three Peaks is not enough..." - Grant Rodger

  • Nov 03, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Moving towards greatness" - Patc

  • Nov 03, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Have a great race." - Kathryn Grace

  • Nov 02, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Go Richard Go from the Indian Nation" - Kailas Awchar

  • Oct 28, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Richard, we know you can do it....... :) " - Louie

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Pic's from each summit please!" - Owen "dodgy knee" Meredith

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "Good luck Richard " - Brian Merryweather

  • Oct 24, 2015 - USD $ 22.00
  • "Good luck with the run!" - Joanna Price

  • Oct 24, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "...and a beer for every peak conquered!" - Quinton

  • Oct 21, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "India Venster is the way to go but not for fat boys like you" - Richard McGowan

  • Oct 21, 2015 - R 60.00
  • "Moh Tags says why not add Signal hill to make it 3 and 1/2 " - Moh Tag

  • Oct 20, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Best of luck with the run" - Aletha Ling

  • Oct 20, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Best of luck with the run" - Chantel

  • Oct 19, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Run, Richard, run" - Alex Somov

  • Sep 23, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Thanks for giving me the opportunity " - Richard Price (Crazy fool runner)

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Donations to date

R 3 415.01

Fundraising target

R 2 000.00

Mamelani Projects

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Mamelani works with people to increase their sense of agency and ability to improve their own lives. We work with young people coming out of state care through our Youth Development Programme and with women through our Health Education Programme.

To set up your own fundraising page for Mamelani Projects click here