Started in 1957, Die Burger Kersfonds is a non-profit organisation that aims to assist with the educational needs of less fortunate children, developing the youth’s leadership skills and giving children a home while they attend these different programmes.
Michael Meyer, managing director of Stillwater Sports said: “We are excited to announce that as a result of the exceptional support received from entrants in 2016, we were able to handover an R80,000 cheque to The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA and a R40,000 cheque to the Die Burger Kersfonds.
“Words can’t explain how thankful we are to each and every runner for their contribution. We look forward to continuing our support of these two deserving charities and are motivated more than ever to host one of the largest and most celebrated sporting events in South Africa.”
Suzaan Potgieter, co-ordinator of Die Burger Kersfonds said: “It is an honour to be both a media partner and a charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN. The donation has helped us in the race to get to our goal. We are able to give more money to the various causes that the Kersfonds supports.”
Natasha Johannes, fundraising officer of Cape of Good Hope SPCA said: “Being an official charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN enables the organisation to create awareness to a wider audience. We are extremely thankful to all those who choose to make their race count for more by supporting the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
“The money raised was allocated to our newly constructed Animal Care Centre which cares for and rehabilitates stray, abandoned, rescued, impounded and seized cats and dogs. We are both proud and excited to once again be part of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in 2017.”