Two Cape Town mothers took on the 13 Peaks challenge to raise funds for the Friends of Child Protection and raised R160 000 for the NGO.
Sabine Muller, 57, a physiotherapist, athlete and mother of two from Hout Bay, alongside her running partner, Vuyo Spamla, 47, who is a domestic worker in Hout Bay and Camps Bay with one daughter, completed the 100 kilometre trail run in 26 hours and 43 minutes.
Their challenge started and ended at Signal Hill (“Moms run for Friends of Child Protection”, Atlantic Sun, October 27).
“It was good run and we were not really affected by the fire or the smoke. We ran throughout the night and we didn’t see the fire, we were blissfully unaware. The support crew met us at the bottom of Tafelberg and informed us about the fire and the possible closures that thankfully did not happen, so we are happy with our run, ” said Ms Muller.
“Vuyo and I will definitely be at the next Friends of Child Protection project, we have contributed to this and we will be part of the December pack, we are invested in this as it’s now close to our hearts,” she said.
Antonia Zechner, chairperson of FCP, said over R100 000 was raised on the Backabuddy platform and thanked the women for their fundraising campaign.
“It’s phenomenal what they have done, we had a company, Mixed Telematics, donate R50 000 and another R6000 went into our account all based on this campaign. This will cover us for the December pack as well as the first pack of 2023. So well done to Sabine and Vuyo, they are phenomenal,” said Ms Zechner.
Every second month, the FCP creates comfort packs for children who have been sexually abused and delivers them to various police stations throughout the Western Cape; their most recent project was completed on September 29 at the Gardens Presbyterian church.