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Stephen's Three Peaks Challenge 2015

Stephen's Three Peaks Challenge 2015

Personal message

This year I'm fortunate to have the opportunity to run 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, and returning to Green Market Square after each ascent!

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 13, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Yours in continued awe and inspiration :)" - Steven Bland

  • Nov 09, 2015 - R 500.00
  • "My all-time favourite runner. Good cause, good run!" - Bruce Fordyce

  • Nov 09, 2015 - USD $ 3.53
  • "Good Luck Stephen!" - Mia Otto

  • Nov 06, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Have a good run - that's a long way!" - Stuart

  • Nov 05, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you, Stephen, for caring what happens to vulnerable young people. Enjoy!!" - Anzabeth

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "Go Stephen GOOOOO!" - WaterJack

  • Nov 04, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "enjoy this amazing run, will be there in spirit!" - Tania

  • Nov 03, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Stephen, and well done for doing this for such a worthy cause!" - Olivia Andrews

  • Oct 30, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Great work" - Roland

  • Oct 27, 2015 - R 59.78
  • "Good luck Steve and most of all have fun! " - LisaLisa

  • Oct 27, 2015 - R 1 000.00
  • "Go Esteef! Run like a lunatic!" - Spots

  • Oct 26, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Great initiative. Good luck with the run." - Matt Cullinan

  • Oct 22, 2015 - R 200.00
  • "Excellent project. Thank you Stephen for making me aware. All the best for the race. " - Kristi

  • Oct 22, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "I'll be there with you in spirit, Stephen - have a wonderful run!" - Peter Willis

  • Oct 21, 2015 - USD $ 23.00
  • "Thanks mountain man" - buddy

  • Oct 20, 2015 - R 100.00
  • "Good initiative, Steve. Good luck with both!" - Simon Nye

  • Oct 19, 2015 - R 300.00
  • "Well done, Stephen!" - Simon & Yvette

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Donations to date

R 4 640.01

Fundraising target

R 5 000.00

Funds raised offline

R 150.00

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