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Two Oceans Garden Run

Two Oceans Garden Run

Personal message

I recently became a father again and my outlook on life changed completely.  I want to make an impact on the lives of vulnerable children during these challenging and uncertain times.  

I'm going to run the Two Oceans Marathon around my garden.  Same cut off times and I will be running as if my bus was with me. I know you will all be in my heart, but I challenge you to join me and make a difference.  Yup, you read that right! I don't live in a mansion and I may get dizzy.

Rainbows and Smiles is a charity close to my heart.  I met 2 grieving mothers and I was overwhelmed by their passion and dedication to their mission.  Both these ladies working in memory of their sons.  I have a new-born son and I couldn't imagine my life without him.

The charity is dedicated to providing assistance in the form of emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with cancer or a life-threatening illness.

Rainbows and Smiles are already working with medical teams to offer support for Covid-19.  Please support me and this wonderful cause as I try to raise R20 000.  You can donate R1 per km as every cent counts.

Love,

Buks

Donations

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for making us part of this wonderful journey " - Mich

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I have wanted to support this dedicated group of ladies for a very long time. This is for you, in memory of your children and for all the other children and parents who are supported by you. " - Jo

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I have wanted to support this dedicated group of ladies for a very long time. This is for you, in memory of your children and for all the other children and parents who are supported by you. " - Jo

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for making us part of this wonderful journey " - Mich

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for making us part of this wonderful journey " - Mich

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I have wanted to support this dedicated group of ladies for a very long time. This is for you, in memory of your children and for all the other children and parents who are supported by you. " - Jo

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you for making us part of this wonderful journey " - Mich

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I have wanted to support this dedicated group of ladies for a very long time. This is for you, in memory of your children and for all the other children and parents who are supported by you. " - Jo

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Well done Shirl" - Shirley Needham

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done Samantha Laburn

    " - Careena

  • Apr 19, 2020 - USD $ 53.33
  • "Great effort Buks" - David Gadsdon

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "You are incredible Shirl. Well done!" - Linzi

  • Apr 16, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Well done to Shirley Needham!" - Ros Mitchell

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well done!" - Sam Laburn

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    Simply the best Shirley

    " - Barbara

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    I admire your strength

    " - Mpumi

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 11.50
  • "Great job...hopefully a 'normal' two oceans next year. Our donation is also for Juanee Cilliers, who ran the half marathon in her garden. " - Miranda en Noel

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Well done Shirley !! You are absolutely incredible and I feel inspired by what you did for our nation. ! Love you lots " - Jacqui

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "

    Well done

    " - Jenny B

  • Apr 12, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Great going and for a great cause. Managed my own little garden 10km; don't know how you managed 58km, but well done!" - Grant

  • Apr 12, 2020 - R 402.50
  • "Buks, fantastic! My whole family ran/cycled yesterday for your cause with a cumulative total of 56km. We agreed to R10/km " - Rob

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Well done Buks, jou uithou vermoeë is n inspirasie vir ons almal. Dis n voorreg om te kan bydra." - Maryke

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "You are phenomenal " - Lauren

  • Apr 11, 2020 - USD $ 5.53
  • "Well done Virg " - Lucille Jacobs

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 60.00
  • "Well run Shirley!!! You are an inspiration!" - Linda

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Congratulations Sam! Such an amazing achievement xxx" - The Graingers

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Buks! Super effort for a great cause. Wishing you and all involved all the best in achieving your goals. " - Gayle & José & Bates Fam

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 5 500.00
  • "We are proud of you Buks! Well done Champ!" - World of Ethics

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "So proud of all of u. Samantha Layburn, u r truly such an inspiration . Well done " - Kin Beaumont

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 560.00
  • "Total inspiration. Well done to all. " - Strive

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "Forgot to run today but donating R10 for every km I’m hoping to do tomorrow. " - Sean Ward

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Buks!! Well done Runners!! Very inspiring!! Special mention to Sam Laburn - super achievement, proud of you! " - Ryan Ceprnich

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 58.00
  • ""Another one bites the dust..."" - Phumzi

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Well done Buks always inspiring. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Proud of this initiative. Go Buks! God bless all runners" - Jannie van Loggerenberg

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Buks! Brandon and I did a 21.1 km with you in spirit. " - Rene van den Worm

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We care and support the vulnerable " - Simo Mncwango

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for not just inspiring us to give to a good cause but to also realize we can also do this, as it starts in the mind. I managed 21,1km running inside my house from one end to the other. Ta" - Ncamsile Nhlabathi

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for supporting a great cause and inspiring Nedbank Running Club athletes and the entire running community to keep on RUNNING ! " - Nedbank Running Club Johannesburg

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 10.00
  • "It was tough doing it in the yard , it really came down to mindset , well done to all who are running even môre kilos " - Ilan Wentzel

  • Apr 11, 2020 - USD $ 5.53
  • "Blessings all." - Mark

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • " Madness but for a good cause!" - Liezel

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "We appreciate your efforts and May the Good Lord grant all your wishes " - David Malaza

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "God bless and take care" - Lee-Ann

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Great initiative and wonderful to be part of. Thank you." - Cara Fourie

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "You are an inspiration and you have our support for this noble effort" - Thabo Mokebe

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Jy is 'n inspirasie en wat 'n wonderlike gebaar! ‍️‍️‍️" - Eshter Blignaut

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "A worthy cause. Thank you" - Gill

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Just ran a 10km around the house. Good Luck" - Kiah

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "for the love of running " - Revona

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Well done on continuing with this valiant effort! Did 21km this morning in support" - Retha Van Lingen

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Baie sterkte Buks en almal wat betrokke is. Ons weet dit sal goed gaan. Hou bene hou! Dink aan julle. " - Lizette

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck Buks! I just ran 15km of twists and turns around my house," - Julie

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "BUKS OF NIKS" - Petro Bosch

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Buks wat 'n wonderlike gebaar! " - Griessels

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sterkte Buks. Ek glo dat jou inisiatief bo verwagting geseën sal word uit Vader se hand. " - Elfriede

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Lets go" - Phillip

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Glad to donate to this cause...go runners! " - Carolyn

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you for wanting to make a difference - from a fellow runner" - Carol

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Nice one, Buks! I'll be joining you for the No Oceans Marathon at 05:50. Planning to do the half." - Christo

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 58.00
  • "Good luck. Will join in the fun.. " - Philip Van Wyk

  • Apr 10, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Buks, thanks for organizing, very grateful to have this opportunity to run." - Natalia Shunmugan

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Buks of Niks - Great initiative to support the kids. Good luck to all runners." - Hybre

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Sterkte!" - Gerda

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Good cause!Lets do this>>>>" - Marlo Mangiagalli

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 250.00
  • "A great cause . Good luck to all runners and may this make a huge difference in all our lives " - Stoney

  • Apr 10, 2020 - USD $ 5.53
  • "Great cause goodluck with the run!" - Genelle

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "God bless each and every participant. Lets make some good memories in such trying times!!" - Charnaine

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Accept the challenge supporting cause and raising awareness for children born with cleft lip and plate Anru Naudé and Liandrie Swartz " - Nadine

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Buks, thanks for the opportunity to raise during this difficult times" - Joan

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Buks, thanks for giving us the opportunity to be part of this." - Pieter

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "See you on the garden route #salute" - Daniel

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Thank you for making us part of this wonderful journey " - Mich

  • Apr 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Great initiative " - Lauren

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Great initiative...You are a legend BUKS!!" - Virg

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck - quite a task!" - Sharon

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Run run run" - Mariska

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "May Gods blessings be upon you during your journey in accomplishing your goal." - Rita Lategan

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck! Thank you for supporting this wonderful organization. " - Ania Finnemore

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I have wanted to support this dedicated group of ladies for a very long time. This is for you, in memory of your children and for all the other children and parents who are supported by you. " - Jo

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Good LuckI will join you running on the spot on the porch and throughout my little home I was. Supposed to run the 21 was going to also do it for charity so thank you for your inspiration " - Lorraine Handel

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Donations to date

R 25 455.47

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00
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Rainbows and Smiles Foundation

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The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child or children of that family is diagnosed with a life threatening illness such as cancer. In addition, Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer awareness to educate in the hope of promoting early detection.

To set up your own fundraising page for Rainbows and Smiles click here