Once again, the Round Table #1 East London will fundraise for African Angels Independent School at the annual Ironman 70.3, which is set to take place on Sunday.
The organisation has this year partnered with Ironman 4 The Kidz, in the hopes of raising more funds than in 2019, with a R100,000 target this time around.
Round Table member Terry-Andre Eleftheriou said all the funds raised would go to the Chintsa-based school.
“The whole idea is to generate more funds than last year and they [Ironman 4 the Kidz] have a bigger platform,” Eleftheriou said.
“We visited the school beforehand and have seen how involved the community is in its well-being.”
There are currently eight athletes committed to this event, including Round Tablers and their wives, along with three teams, who will complete a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run.
African Angels Independent School, run by non-profit African Angels, aims to provide quality education to disadvantaged children in the Chintsa rural region.
The GO! previously reported (“’Ironmen’ do it for Ubukho”, January 31 2019) that seven Round Table members took part in the challenge in 2019 to raise funds for Selborne Primary pupil Ubukho Mputulo.
Mputulo was diagnosed with meningococcal septicemia and had a bilateral lower limb and finger amputation at the age of three.
At the time of going to print, the Tablers and their wives were one of the top four heroes on the Ironman 4 The Kidz website. To donate, visit: https://hero.ironman4thekidz.co.za/heroes/round-table-east-london-no1