Running the Gun Run for Souper Troopers
- By: Lynette Cronje and Kerry Warren
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/running-the-gun-run-for-souper-troopers
Personal messageWe started running in July 2016 as both of us always wanted to run but never had that “friend” to run with us. We started off by doing the park runs but it was more a park-walk-run. Eventually we managed to run the 5km – and then decided to enter the Gun Run 10K in 2016. When we crossed the finish-line, we decided it was time for the Two Oceans. In March 2017 we ran our first half-marathon – the Two Oceans – and also managed the Gun Run half-marathon in Oct 2017. Running is an excellent way of clearing the cobwebs in your brain. As Kerry always says, “It's cheaper than therapy!” We enjoy running and its always lovely to be outside and to be active. We are so blessed to be healthy and to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery in Cape Town. So now we’ve decided to add Souper Troopers as our charity – to create awareness wherever we run. As part of our regular training, we decided to run the Gun Run together and would like to use this opportunity to raise funds for and create awareness around Souper Troopers and the work that they do. Souper Troopers is level 1 B-BBEE contributor, registered NPO (and soon to be PBO) that aims to restore dignity to homeless people and reintegrate them into society, thereby achieving its purpose of eradicating homelessness.
- Oct 14, 2018 - R 100.00
- "For the super souper troopers!" - Anonymous
- Oct 14, 2018 - R 205.64
- "Donated on condition you drag out unfit backsides over the finish line" - Lisa and Danelle
- Oct 13, 2018 - R 200.00
- "Enjoy!" - Beverley
- Oct 12, 2018 - R 200.00
- "Kick some ass Kerry! :)" - Derryn
- Oct 10, 2018 - R 160.00
- "Wishing you all the best x " - Anonymous
- Oct 10, 2018 - USD $ 10.52
- "Good luck Preez!" - Grace
- Oct 07, 2018 - R 555.23
- "Souper Troopers has accomplished so much in really such a short time . They have very big dreams to help uplift the homeless community. Their passion is real . Good luck Souper Troopers team " - Anthony
Kerry Hoffman spent a day sharing soup and sandwiches with people living on the street and that experience led to the establishment of Souper Troopers, a level 1 B-BBEE contributor, registered NPO and PBO that aims to restore dignity to homeless people and help them reintegrate them into society, thereby achieving its purpose of eradicating homelessness.
To set up your own fundraising page for Souper Troopers click here.