Archive | April, 2021

Gift of the Givers steps in to uplift Cape Town community after devastating blaze

On the 18th of April 2021, a devastating vegetation fire quickly spread towards the University of Cape Town, destroying iconic landmarks, including Rhodes Memorial’s restaurant, Mostert Mill, the UCT library as well as residences and upper campus buildings. Tasked with providing food and other essentials items to over 4000 students that have been displaced and […]

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Guinness World Record attempt for most consecutive half marathons to shatter mental health stigma

On the 8th of July 2021, Henry Cock (34), a business owner from Sandton, Johannesburg, will attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for most consecutive half marathons in a row, to uplift South Africans struggling with mental health, particularly during the lockdown. Henry, who is admittedly not a professional athlete, is training to take on 133 consecutive […]

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Stem cell donor attempts gruelling 7.4km swim for patients with blood-related cancers

Between the 5th and 9th of April, Christine Roos (29) – a passionate swimmer and philanthropist from Benoni – will brave the cold Atlantic in a 7,4km swim from Robben Island to Big Bay to raise R50 000 for the SA Bone Marrow Registry.  The historic Robben Island crossing, dubbed the “Island Escape” is described as “gruelling” by elite open-water […]

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