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Climbing For A Cause – CCC

Apr 26, 2023 | General | 0 comments

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The hike up Table Mountain, via Platteklip Gorge, is 2km from the Tafelberg Road to the top of the mountain, at an elevation gain of about 650m — now think about doing it multiple times in one day!

That is exactly what the participants will be doing from 6 to 14 May during the Cableway Charity Challenge (CCC) and this year, Veritas Wealth’s own Clare Cousins is going to enter for the fourth time.

The walkers and runners doing the climb, raise money annually through sponsorships from family, friends and others to support those in need. On the day, the participants can use the cable car for free to go down the mountain for a much-needed breather in between climbs.

Bronwen, Rick and Barry from Veritas Wealth have been on the organising committee for the past six years. Their job is to get individuals to take part in the event and also to encourage groups such as businesses and schools to participate.

The Corporate Race takes place on 6 May and teams from various firms will compete against each other on the amount of laps they can complete from sunrise to sundown in a single day.

The runners’ job is to raise a minimum of R3 000 each to gain entry to the race, but many people raise much more in sponsorship. Since Veritas and the JDI Foundation have been involved, nearly R1m a year has been raised for a number of charities from the sponsors of the 200 people that participate.

The sponsorship money raised by individuals, business and for the first time this year, school groups, will go to charities supporting Cape Town’s vulnerable women and children. The charities nominated to receive assistance this time are:

Abalimi Bezekhaya (which means ‘farmers of the home’ in isiXhosa) a non-profit urban-farming organisation;

Funda Kunye which aims to promote the holistic development and education of vulnerable, young babies and children in the Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg areas of Hout Bay; and

Mother City Kitchen (MCK) which supports non-profit organisations in specific impoverished community groups throughout Cape Town, by donating mass-produced nutritious soup and other meals.

We challenge you to sponsor Clare in support of these worthy causes. Click here for sponsorship link.

If you want to enjoy the fun atmosphere of the day, join us at the event on May 6th to give Clare the moral support she needs for her climb this year. You will see her at the tent at the lower Cableway station in between climbs. There will be other Veritas staff volunteering on the day to help feed and encourage the runners.

Good luck Clare!



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