Masicorp was delighted to be contacted recently by Kathy Bergh. Although Kathy now lives in the UK she is originally from South Africa and returns home once a year to visit her family in Noordhoek on the Cape Peninsula. Her visit home this year will involve a significant challenge as she is planning to tackle the Two Oceans ultra-marathon on Easter Saturday (19 April) – and in doing so she will be raising money for the Sibabalwe crèche and the Masicorp Seedlings project in Masiphumelele.
The Two Oceans ultra-marathon is a challenging 56 km road race around the Peninsula, which fittingly passes Masiphumelele around the half way mark. It has a reputation as the world’s most beautiful marathon and passes through the amazing scenery of the Cape Peninsula. Spending a lot of time in the area, Kathy was well aware of the annual road race but this will be the first time she has run it. She earned her place in the race by completing a marathon in Bournemouth (UK) in under the five hour qualifying time. She now describes herself as being “really excited about the prospect of taking part in an Ultra marathon, whilst being terrified at the same time”.
As well as preparing for the physical challenge Kathy (seen here in the purple top) has generously offered to raise money for both the Sibabalwe crèche, which is one of the 22 unregistered facilities that Masicorp provides support to as well as The Masicorp Seedlings Project. We have previously reported on donations at the crèche from friends of Masicorp. Kathy was introduced to the crèche by friends in the local area who have also given their time to assist there. Sadly as an unregistered crèche the facilities are poor and there are few resources for the children. The aim of her fundraising efforts will be to provide a fence to make a secure play area and vegetable garden for the children.
Masicorp is helping Kathy to collect donations and can receive money either online (UK and USA) or by bank transfer (SA) in a tax efficient manner. If you would like to donate to the project please feel free to use the links below:
South Africa: Please click HERE
USA: Please click HERE
UK: Please click HERE
Or visit Kathy’s Just Giving site HERE
Please add ‘Kathy Seedlings’ to the project box when you complete the online donation so that she can keep track. Please also send Kathy an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you have completed a bank transfer so that she can keep track.