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Chiltern Frankie Cawdry Fund

Frankie is a runner who was struck by a car while scouting for a location for a Comrades table, suffering severe injuries. Frankie is self-employed and will not be able to carry on her business in the immediate future, and needs financial assistance.






Frankie Cawdry is probably known to more people in the Highway road running/walking fraternity than anyone else. She has earned her Comrades green number and she’s been a fixture in the Highway Ladies Time Trial League. A true adventurer and freespirit, she has also completed the Duzi and the Triple Challenge, and she’s climbed Kilimanjaro, and traversed much of the Natal Drakensberg.

But Frankie’s contributions have gone much further than mere participation. She has served on the main committee of Chiltern Athletic Club, and on many subcommittees-remember the old Chiltern Nite Race? Currently she is Convenor of the Highway Ladies Time Trial League, and serves on the Comrades sub-committee for seconding tables.

Ironically, it was while scouting for a location for the Chiltern AC Comrades table last week that Frankie was struck by a car, suffering severe injuries. As a result, Frankie has been in hospital for a week, and will almost certainly be there for another month.

The amount of support she has received form friends, family and the athletic fraternity generally has been tremendous. The number of Comrades runners who enquired after her health at the Chiltern tent was most touching.

The committee of Chiltern Athletic Club has decided that in view of the fact that Frankie is self-employed and will not be able to carry on her business in the immediate future, and possibly even for a few months, it would like to do something concrete to assist her. The club has undertaken to raise funds to help carry Frankie through this difficult period.

We have been set up on BackaBuddy to raise funds fo this end.  Please do help, your donations are appreciated.



Donations to date

R 6 750.00

Fundraising target

R 60 000.00

Donor Messages

Trevor - Addo 50-miler
Get well and strong again Frankie. Well done Laura, keep up the running.
Missed you at Skyrun but keep it up.
Because I am a runner & because the most special person in my life was named Laura
You Go Girl!
God be with you
Awesome gesture, good luck.
elvera schwan
great that the trails not only bring joy!
Will Robinson
See you soon on a mountain trail. Have a great Puffer!
Francois S
Great gesture

Activity feed

Laura Forster has created a new project A year of running for Frankie
19 Nov 2009