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Founder, Bonnie Currin, together with the dedicated 24hr running team are hosting the 6th year of Run for Hope at The Cove, East London.  The purpose of the extreme 24-hour trail run is to raise funds and awareness for local orphans.

November is Orphan Awareness Month, a month used to raise awareness of the plight of orphans, and to encourage support and funding towards babies and children who unfairly found themselves in this situation.

In 2020, there were 2.9 million orphans in South Africa which is equivalent to 11% of all children in our country.  Every year, over 10 000 babies are abandoned in South Africa, with most of them found dead.

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East London, South Africa

Run for Lives – 24hr RUN FOR HOPE 2023

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Bonnie, a Board member of Guardians of Hope, starting using her love for running as a fundraising mechanism, which has grown year on year.  Last year saw the inaugural 24 hour run event where 8 runners ran throughout the 24-hour period, supported by 300 other runners joining for a loop or two at The Cove, a picturesque sports and events venue on the Nahoon Dam.  Many families came out to enjoy the 5km run/walk for a good cause together, whilst a few businesses used the opportunity as a social-responsiblity team building initiative.

Guardians of Hope is a dedicated place of safety, providing care for vulnerable children who have been abandoned, surrendered at birth for adoption, destitute, or palliative aged from newborn to 6 years.  They rely on 100% community funding to care for the 30 children their premises will allow for.

This year we are hoping to go bigger and better for the betterment of the charity.  We have confirmed The Cove as the venue again where we will have a DJ, kids entertainment, and various catering vendors will be operating throughout the day.

We are calling on East London and the larger community to show your support, support by pledging towards the 24 hour hopefuls.

“Alone we can do so little, Together we can do so much” Hellen Keller